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Teuta (Alb) vs Granada CF (Esp) Prediction & Betting tips
The Spanish Granada will cross the border for the very first time in club history this season, as it will participate in the preliminary rounds of the Europa League for the very first time. The opponent is the little Teuta, who, as the cup winner of Albania, can also dream of a ticket for the group stage of the Europa League.
Teuta is celebrating its centenary this year, although chances are you have never heard of this club from Albania. After all, the Albanian league is not highly regarded, and with only one league title and four national cups, the blue and white don’t exactly have an impressive trophy cabinet.
Nevertheless, Teuta is certainly doing well this year. The club won the Albanian cup tournament last season by beating local powerhouse Tirana 2-0 in the final. Star player Sherif Kallaku saw a strong season be crowned with a transfer to the Croatian Lokomotiv Zagreb, but even without the midfielder Teuta manages to manage well. The team already won the Albanian Supercup this season by beating Tirana again with 1-2, and managed to win 2-0 in the previous preliminary round of the Europa League against the much stronger Beitar Jerusalem from Israel. Attacker Rubin Hebaj was good for three goals in those two duels and is therefore definitely someone to keep an eye on.
Granada has had an absolute top season, finishing in a formidable seventh place in LaLiga. As a reward, the Spaniards are now allowed to enter Europe for the very first time in club history. The men of trainer Diego Martinez naturally want to enjoy this European adventure as long as possible, and have therefore set their sights on reaching the main tournament of the Europa League.
Granada immediately started the new season well last weekend by winning the difficult home game against Athletic Bilbao with 2-0 in the first round of La Liga. The Andalusians performed well, with Angel Montoro, Yangel Herrera and Luis Milla as the big stars. It remains to be seen whether they will also be at the kick-off on Thursday-evening, because with three games in a week there is a chance that Martinez will rotate a bit. As a Spanish sub-top, Granada, however, owes it to its stand to qualify for the next round.