Linfield vs La Fiorita: Blues to close in on Celtic clash

Linfield vs La Fiorita: Blues to close in on Celtic clash

Kick Off: 1945, 28/06/2017

Stadium: Windsor Park

Linfield have been handed a golden opportunity to reach the second qualifying round of the Champions League for the first time in five years after being drawn to face La Fiorita of San Marino.

David Healy’s side did the league and cup double in Northern Ireland last season and go into this tie as firm favourites to secure a high-profile match-up with Celtic.

The hosts will hope to wrap things up in the first leg at Windsor Park and appeal at 23/20 to win to nil in our Linfield vs La Fiorita betting tips.

A Look At Linfield’s Betting Odds

Linfield were hard to break down at home last term, conceding just 11 goals in 18 league matches at this venue as they topped the table by two points from Crusaders, with third-placed Coleraine a further 22 points adrift.

After hitting a hat-trick in the 3-1 win at Cliftonville which clinched that title triumph, striker Andrew Waterworth bagged another treble in the 3-0 cup final defeat of Coleraine.

Looking at the Linfield vs La Fiorita odds, 15/2 for another 3-0 success takes the eye.

A Look At La Fiorita’s Betting Odds

La Fiorita have lost all five of their previous European ties and have especially struggled when competing on the road in away legs.

The Sanmarinese champions have tasted defeat on each trip to foreign soil, conceding 19 times and scoring only once.

Last season, they lost 5-0 at home to Debrecen in the Europa League before going down 2-0 in Hungary, while the previous year they twice conceded five times against Vaduz of Switzerland.

Linfield can be backed at 6/5 to prevail by more than two clear goals in this game.

Additional stats

Last result

Coleraine 0-3 LINFIELD – Andrew Waterworth (3)

LA FIORITA 2-1 Tre Penne

Head to head: N/A

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