UEFA Champions League qualifiers 2021-22: Slovan Bratislava vs Shamrock Rovers preview, team news and prediction

Slovan Bratislava are expected to win this game owing to their strong, formidable lineup and the great form they have been in lately.

UEFA Champions League qualifiers

Slovan Bratislava will face off against Shamrock Rovers in the first round of the UEFA Champions League qualifiers on 7th July at the Tehelne Pole Stadium. The match between the two sides will be the first leg of Round one for the final six spots for the Champions League.

UEFA Champions League qualifiers: Team Preview

Slovan Bratislava

Slovan Bratislava
Slovan Bratislava

Slovan Bratislava won their 11th Slovak Super Liga to advance to the UEFA Champions League qualifications. They are coming off a great run as they are undefeated in their last five games and would look to continue the momentum in this game.

Slovan Bratislava haven’t appeared in the Champions League and would be eyeing for a spot this time.

Shamrock Rovers

Shamrock Rovers
Shamrock Rovers

Shamrock Rovers won their sixth title of the League of Ireland Premier Division in 2020 to make their way into the qualifications of the UEFA Champions League. They are coming into this game after a mediocre run in their recent matches and would hope to perform well this time.

Shamrock Rovers haven’t featured in the Champions League ever and will be trying hard this time to make it all the way.

Head-to-Head

This will be the first meeting between Slovan Bratislava and Shamrock Rovers.

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Team News

Slovan Bratislava

Slovan Bratislava have no injury issues and are expected to start with the same XI they have used in the recent games.

Shamrock Rovers

Shamrock Rovers will miss the services of Neil Farrugia due to a hip injury and the availability of Chris McCann is also doubtful.

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Probable Playing XI

Slovan Bratislava

Adrian Chovan; Lucas Lovat, Vasil Bozhikov, Jurij Medvedev, Lukas Pauschek; Filip Lichy, Joeri de Kamps; Rabiu Ibrahim; Alen Ozbolt, David Strelec, Erik Daniel

Shamrock Rovers

Alan Mannus; Liam Scales, Sean Gannon, Lee Grace, Sean Hoare, Roberto Lopes; Richard Towell, Gary O’Neill, Ronan Finn; Rory Gaffney, Aaron Greene

Final Prediction

Slovan Bratislava are expected to win this game owing to their strong and formidable lineup. They are also coming off a great run in recent matches giving them an edge over Shamrock Rovers.

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