Dinamo Batumi – Slovan Bratislava
Dinamo Batumi hosts Slovan Bratislava in a second leg from the Champions League’s first qualifying round. Stay with us and our free football betting tips for this game on Wednesday.
This tie couldn’t be more open after a 0-0 draw in the first leg in Bratislava. The result was quite surprising because everybody believed that Slovan are favorites to win. It didn’t happen exactly like this, though. The Slovakians had more possession of the ball and made 12 shots, but at the end didn’t score a single goal.
What’s more disappointing is that Slovan played the entire second half with one player more on the pitch. That’s because Dinamo’s Mamuka Kobakhidze was sent off at the end of the first half. The Georgians deserve praise for the way they defended, though – they didn’t concede even in these circumstances.
Slovan’s head coach Vladimir Weiss could look for something to change in the upcoming game. The obvious choice is the Serbian striker Ivan Saponjic. The former Atletico Madrid player is one of the well-known names in Slovan’s squad, but he started from the bench last week. Now he could be more involved in this trip to Georgia.
Despite the excellent result in the first leg, Dinamo Batumi remains an underdog against Slovan. What the manager George Geguchadze has to do now is prepare his team for a tough tactical battle. We can expect to see Slovan looking for goals which could open some chances for the hosts to counter-attack.
That’s the free football betting tips for the Champions League clash between Dinamo Batumi and Slovan Bratislava on Wednesday. Despite the disappointing draw in the first leg, Slovan remain favorites to reach the second round of qualifiers. They are arguably the bigger club, but it doesn’t mean that Dinamo can’t hurt them. Let’s see what’s going to happen.