Brondby v Hibernian Betting Preview
UEFA Europa League 2nd Qualifying Round
Location: Brondby Stadion
Date: 21st July 2016
Hibernian are nobodies favourites to progress from this tie.
Although it may be premature to write them off entirely. But for a horrendous error in the opening minute by debutant keeper, Otso Virtanen, Hibs could be heading to Denmark all square. Hibs gave as good as they got after the goal went in against Brondby.
Of course there is no doubting that The Danes are a smart looking outfit. They were bigger, faster and stronger than The Hibees throughout the first leg. It took lots of guts and determination to stay in touch. Hibs are going to need bucket loads of it again.
While the prospects are bleak there are reasons to be hopeful. Hibernian are not a poor side. Their Scottish Championship position is not a reflection of their quality. They are every bit as good, if not better, than most sides in the SPFL Premiership.
Brondby have won their two competitive home matches this season by scoring ten goals and conceding none. But they failed to win four of their five home games in their Europa League qualification matches last season.
And in Neil Lennon Hibs have a manager who has been over the course and distance many times. He is barred from the dugout after being sent to the stands in the first leg but he knows how to set his team up to frustrate European competition.
If they can keep Brondby at bay for an extended period it will only take one goal to take the game into extra time. Alternatively an early goal for Brondby could see matters take a turn for the worse.
It’s a tough ask but I wouldn’t count Hibernian out just yet.
Brondby v Hibernian Betting Preview Best Betting Odds
Brondby are short priced favourites to win the match at a best 1.45 (9/25) with Marathon Bet. Hibernian can be backed at 8.5 (15/2) with Ladbrokes. McBookie are the best price for a draw at 4.6 (18/5).
Backing Hibs to win is certainly preferable to backing them to qualify. The best price for Hibs to qualify is 7.4 (32/5) with Marathon Bet.
It is a difficult game to predict for goals with much likely to depend on the game state after set periods of time. As a result the price for +2.5 goals while tempting is hard to have faith in. You can get 2.0 (evens) from bet365 for that bet.
Both teams to score falls into a similiar bracket. If Hibs score first it may have a chance but is harder to see if Brondby take control of the match. Consequently it may be a game worth waiting on for inplay markets.
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