Does the fairy tale of the Welsh university team go on? Let’s find out together in our betting prediction.
The Cardiff Metropolitan University Football Club caused a sensation on May 20, 2019. As the best team of the Welsh League Playoff Conference Cardiff MU met in the final on Bala Town from the championship round and played against the favorites for a ticket to Europe. In the end, the students won 3-1 on penalties and are now the first pure British student team to participate in the Europa League. Even in the pre-qualification of the competition, in which 14 teams play for seven tickets for the first qualifying round, the Welsh are the clear outsider.
Cardiff MU vs Progres Niederkorn Football Betting Prediction
In the first round Cardiff will not necessarily meet a European football heavyweight with the Luxembourgish representative Football Club Progres Niederkorn. The club from Niederkorn is not to be underestimated. In July 2017 Progres made for a big exclamation point in Europe and threw the Scottish record champion Glasgow Rangers from the Europa League. The first leg between FC Progres Niederkorn and Cardiff Metropolitan University FC last Thursday ended with a tight 0-1 defeat for the students. Can the outsider in the second leg at home now bring the big surprise? Do you think before the game Cardiff MU Vs. Progres Niederkorn the bookmakers’ odds, the answer is “no”. Like the bookmakers, the betting base expects to score with the guests and prevail against the Europa League duel Cardiff MU. Progres Niederkorn their tip on a victory for the Luxembourger.
Cardiff MU – Statistics & Current Form
Cardiff Metropolitan University Football Club was founded in 1984 as Cardiff AFC. Since the year 2000 and the merger with the University of Wales, the club is a pure student team. The greatest success Cardiff previously celebrated with the Welsh Cup victory in 1999. From the 1992/93 season Cardiff played in the first division in Wales. After relegation in the season 2000/01, the club was slipped from 2011 to 2014 even in the 4th league. But with three climbs in four years, the CMUFC returned with the season 2016/17 back into the highest Welsh league. Cardiff MU is currently the only flawless amateur team in the semi-professional Welsh Premier League. The regular season of the Welsh Premier League 2018/19 finished the university team from Cardiff with 30 points in the seventh of twelve places.
The gap to champions Barry Town was 17 points. As a table screener Cardiff MU had then ran in the relegation playoff round, but could easily survive with seven wins and three defeats as the best team. In the semifinals of the playoff round Cardiff prevailed first against Caernarfon Town away with 3: 2, before they then solved the ticket for Europe in the final on penalties against Bala Town. Bala Town, who scored five UEFA Europa League qualifiers over the past six seasons, was the clear favorite, but goalkeeper Will Fuller’s team-mate grew beyond them to save three penalties.
Expected formation of Cardiff MU:
↳ Fuller – Rees, Lewis, Woolridge, Edwards, McCarthy – Baker, Corsby, E. Evans – W. Evans, Spencer
Last Cardiff MU Games:
⚽️ 27.06.2019 – Progres Niedercorn Vs. Cardiff MU 1: 0 (Europa League)
⚽️ 14.06.2019 – Ballymena United Vs. Cardiff MU 1: 0 (friendly)
⚽️ 19.05.2019 – Bala Town Vs. Cardiff MU 1: 1 (Premier League)
⚽️ 11/05/2019 – Caernarfon Town Vs. Cardiff MU 2: 3 (Premier League)
Progres Niederkorn – Statistics & Current Form
The Football Club Progres Niederkorn became famous in Europe, especially at the beginning of the 2017/18 season. After six years of bankruptcy following the bankruptcy, Scottish record champion Glasgow Rangers finally returned to the European Cup and scored in the first round on Niederkorn. The Gers were able to win the first leg at home just 1: 0, but after a 2-0 defeat in the return leg in Luxembourg, the return to Europe for the Rangers was quickly finished again. In the previous 13 European Cup games, the yellow-black from the Benelux state had only scored one goal and still can not win a game. Since the success of Niederkorn football has made great progress at home. Series Champion F91 Dudelange reached in the preseason as the first Luxembourg club the group stage of the Europa League and the national team is no longer part of football dwarves. She defied in September 2017 in a friendly France 0-0 and missed in the Nations League Group D2 only just the rise.
FC Progres Niederkorn have already won the trophy four times in Luxembourg and have already been champions three times. In the last six seasons, the FCPN has always come under the top six of the BGL Ligue, but had to give the championship to other clubs precedence. So also in the season 2018/19, as Progres was fourth with 44 points, 15 points behind Master Dudelange. Since Dudelange had also won the cup, handed in the preseason fourth place for the international business. The most successful Europa League season completed Niederkorn last year. Over the FK Qäbälä and Honved Budapest, the Luxemburg came to the third qualifying round. There, however, they narrowly failed (2: 2, 1: 2) on the Russian FK Ufa.
After a nationally disappointing 2018/19 season, coach Cyril Serredszum had to leave. His successor is the German coach Roland Vrabec, who has also looked after FC St. Pauli or FSV Frankfurt. The performers Emmanuel Francoise and Christian Silaj, who were also absent in the first leg, probably miss the return leg. Striker Florik Shala is also beaten.
Expected formation of Progres Niederkorn:
↳ Flauss – Mathias, Hall, Skenderovic, Karayer – Bird – Laterza, Thill, Muratovic, Bah – De Almeida
Last games by Progres Niederkorn:
⚽️ 27.06.2019 – Progres Niedercorn Vs. Cardiff MU 1: 0 (Europa League)
⚽️ 19.05.2019 – Progres Niedercorn Vs. Rumelange 3: 0 (National Division)
⚽️ 12.05.2019 – Jeunesse Esch Vs. Progres Niedercorn 1: 1 (National Division)
⚽️ 05.05.2019 – Union Luxembourg vs. Progres Niedercorn 5: 0 (National Division)
⚽️ 01.05.2019 – Progres Niedercorn Vs. Union Titus Petingen 1: 0 (National Division)
Cardiff MU vs Progres Niederkorn Direct Comparison
The first leg last Thursday was the first meeting of the two clubs. As a host, Niederkorn naturally wanted to ensure a good starting position in the first leg. Despite 14: 2-goal shots for the Luxemburger stood it only 1: 0 for the home side. The goal of the day was scored by De Almeida in the 62nd minute.
Cardiff MU vs Progres Niederkorn Our Best Betting Predictions Explained
At the draw for the EL prequalification, the Luxembourgers were number one in the seedling list. The students from Cardiff finished last. That says all about the role of favorites in the duel. The underdog was able to pull out of the affair with the tight 0: 1 defeat. The second leg will not take place on the Cardiff Metropolitan University campus, but at the Cardiff International Athletics Stadium. The winner of this comparison will face Irish club Cork City in the first round of the Europa League. In the second round, it could then go against the Rangers.
Key Facts – Cardiff MU vs Progres Niederkorn tips
⭐️ Cardiff MU has become the first pure British student team to qualify for the Europa League
⭐️ Niederkorn went as the number one seedling in the EL prequalification
⭐️ Despite 14 shots the Luxembourg managed in the first leg only one goal
Can the favorite prevail or is the fairy tale of Welsh students continuing in the Europa League? The quality and the experience clearly speaks for the guests from Luxembourg, who were able to move into the third round of the Europa League last year. Coach Roland Vrabec took over the team only two weeks ago. Accordingly, the Niederkorner sure still have plenty of room for improvement. Cardiff showed a great fight in the first leg, but was technically very limited. On the offensive, the Welsh were hardly ever. In the end, the students boasted that they had done better in Niederkorn than the Glasgow Rangers two years ago. We believe that the favorite in the second leg will also hold its own. Thus we set Cardiff MU vs Progres Niederkorn our tip on “Victory Progres Niederkorn”.