July 12, 2022 Sports Betting
On Wednesday night, the second leg of Dinamo Batumi and Slovan Bratislava’s Champions League first-round qualifying match will take place at the Batumi Stadium in Georgia.
Despite being down to 10 men just before halftime, Gia Geguchadze’s team impressively managed to hold the Slovakian champions to a draw in the first leg.
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Last week, a Dinamo Batumi team competing in their maiden Champions League game faced an uphill battle for the second 45 minutes when captain Mamuka Kobakhidze was sent out for two bookable offenses at Tehelne pole.
The Erovnuli Liga champions resisted, though, and finished the first leg with a score of 0-0 to give themselves a chance to advance to the next round and play either Tobol or Ferencvaros.
To defend their first-ever Georgian top-flight championship in 2021–2022, Geguchadze’s side have already made significant progress, and Dinamo Batumi now leads closest rival Dinamo Tbilisi by nine points.
The hosts of this week haven’t lost at home since Sivasspor inflicted a defeat on them in the Europa Conference League qualifying matches on March 8; since then, they’ve gone on an amazing 18-game unbeaten streak and won 12 of them.
Slovan Bratislava supporters undoubtedly expressed their displeasure with the players last Wednesday after seeing their team put on a subpar attacking display against the 10 men of Dinamo Batumi.
The Champions League qualification match between Bratislava and the tournament’s newcomers was marred by reports of spectators booing players off the field and tossing beer mugs onto the playing surface.
Before hosting Dinamo Batumi to their headquarters, Vladimir Weiss’s team had lost all four of their previous friendlies, and a lack of adequate preparation proved expensive for a team that last season managed to advance to the Europa Conference League group stage.
The Slovakian champions haven’t advanced past the second round of Champions League qualifying since the 2014–15 campaign, and they haven’t yet advanced to the group stage of Europe’s premier competition. This situation isn’t likely to change unless Weiss oversees a significant improvement in the team’s attacking performance.
Slovan Bratislava may have been anticipated to win the first leg due to their European experience, but Weiss’s team, who also pretended to be someone they weren’t in the preseason, had no answer for their opponents’ tenacious defense.
The job for the Slovakian champions is made more difficult by Dinamo Batumi’s impressive home winning streak, and we can see Geguchadze’s team retaining their composure once more to celebrate newfound European triumph in front of their own supporters.