Sligo Rovers go into the first leg of their Europa League third-round qualification tie against Vorskla Poltava searching for their first ever victory in the competition, although odds of 35/4 on a win for the Irish side suggest they may have to wait a while longer.
It is the second time that Sligo Rovers, who finished third in the 2010 Irish Premier Division, have played in the Europa League.
Their first appearance came in the 2009-10 campaign, when they were knocked out in the first qualifying round after a draw and a defeat to Vlla Shkoder.
Having received a bye to the third qualifying round of this year’s competition, Sligo’s latest opportunity to claim their first Europa League scalp comes against a team who finished sixth in last year’s Ukrainian Premier League.
Vorskla Poltava are significantly more experienced in the Europa League than Sligo, having played 12 matches in the competition before this season and won seven games.
Indeed, they have already notched two wins in this year’s Europa League after entering in the second qualifying round.
As such, Vorskla Poltava are 1/5 favourites to win this evening’s first leg and 3/100 to make it through to the next stage.
Vorskla Poltava’s performance against Northern Irish side Glentoran offers a glimpse of what lies in wait for Sligo Rovers.
The Ukrainians beat Glentoran 2-0 away and 3-0 at home.
With this in mind, a good bet could be on Vorskla Poltava to keep a clean sheet in the match, with odds of 18/25 available on Rovers to fail in front of goal.
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Meanwhile, a 3-0 victory for Vorskla Poltava this evening is priced at 25/4.
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