Europa FC play their final game of a brief 2015/16 Europa League campaign today as they take on Slovan Bratislava in the First Qualifying Round Second Leg. With Slovan holding a strong 6-0 lead from the first leg in Gibraltar, all Europa have to play for tonight is pride, as well as valuable experience to take into the upcoming domestic season.
The club have already announced changes for after this game; new managers David and Dimas Carrasco will take charge. The brothers have worked in Spain, England and the USA professionally, and will hope to add stability to a team that has been altered too many times in the last 12 months.
It would be expected that Slovan would rotate a few players from the eleven that dismantled Europa, but even so they should prove too much to handle, and are expected to add to their 6-0 aggregate lead so far.
The odds are naturally in favour of Slovan, with the hosts a small 1.015 to win their second leg. A draw for Europa is as high as 21.00, while a monumental shock in the form of a Europa FC win sees odds of 41.00
Whatever the result, Europa can hopefully take a lot out of these last two games, which may stand them in good stead this season.
Football Gibraltar tips:
Slovan Bratislava Highest Scoring Half – 1st half – 2.50
Slovan Bratislava -4.5 – 1.650