Dudelange vs Kalju for the Europa League qualifying match on Thursday at Josy Barthel Stadium.
Dudelange and Kalju are in the 3rd round qualifiers for the Europa League in a match between two teams that are unlikely to be in the group stage but still have a good chance of reaching the next round given the open confrontation especially for Dudelange who It is, in my opinion, the best team. The first game is played in Luxembourg and is scheduled to start at 19:00.
Dudelange comes to this match with a bitter taste in their mouth after being eliminated from the Champions League after two draws with Valletta, being sidelined by away goals. Then the team fell in the Europa League and eliminated Shkendija, a great result and now has another accessible team ahead.
This Dudelange team was a team that last year surprised a lot of people with a place in the Europa League group stage after great results such as the elimination of Legia Warszawa and then Cluj, two impressive results for a modest Luxembourg team.
Dudelange at home is always a strong team, and they have a fragile squad ahead of them so they should look at this game as a must-win game in which the team must give everything to get a good result for the second round.
Kalju is a surprise for me to still be in European competition and the biggest surprise for me was when the team eliminated Shkendija from the Champions League, something I did not expect from a low-quality team like this Kalju.
Kalju now comes to this match after being eliminated by Celtic with an aggregate score of 7-0, which was expected against a vastly superior team as the Scottish champions.
Now lies Dudelange, a team that, despite being much weaker than Celtic, is still, in my opinion far superior to Kalju, so I expect another tough knockout round for the Estonians.
With the odds presented, it seems hard to ignore this Dudelange win at 1.70.