Begins this Tuesday, July 9, a fight between Kalju of Estonia and Shkendija of Macedonia for a place in the group stage of the 2019/2020 edition of the Champions League. The first match between them for the number two stage of the qualifying round will be held at the Kadrioru stadium in Tallinn, Estonia, starting at 13h (Brasília time). The return meeting, on Macedonian soil, was scheduled for July 16.
The Champions League qualifiers have four stages. The first, called the preliminary phase, was completed. Fought by only four teams had as winner the KF Feronikeli, of Kosovo. In the second round, 32 teams fight for survival in round-robin bouts. Advances those who add more points. Balance of goals and away goals scored as tiebreaking criteria. Prolonging and deciding by penalty are the final resources for definition.The 16 who will survive will advance to the quarterfinals, which already have eight classified clubs. The 24 teams will do one more stage of kills, which will cut half of them.
The Meistriliiga, First Division of the Macedonian Championship, follows the annual calendar. Thus, the Kalju is in a rhythm of competition. On Friday, July 5, he tied, away from home, with Narva, by 1 to 1.He reached 39 points (11 wins, 6 draws and 2 losses). It ranks fourth in the standings table, the first outside the qualifying zone for international tournaments. The difference for Flora, leader, is ten points.The match extended the unbeaten Kalju sequence to 18 matches (ten wins and eight draws). The club’s most recent failure came on April 2. It was just before leader Flora. At home, picked up from 3 to 0. However, in this series without defeats there was the elimination of the Estonian Cup. On May 25, After a 1-1 draw in regular time with Narva, he lost by 1 to 0 in overtime.The berth for the Europa League qualifiers was won by the Estonian Championship title in 2018, with 86 points (25 wins and 11 draws). They were two more than Levadia, runner-up. As the manager, Kalju accumulated 46 points (14 wins and four draws). As a visitor, he has won 40 (11 wins and seven draws).
This Tuesday’s meeting will be Shkendija’s first official game of the season, as Macedonia follow the pattern of the European calendar with its disputes beginning in the second half and continuing through the end of the first half of the following year.To start the dispute of the qualifying of Champions League, the team realized three friendly matches. He was defeated on July 23 by Zlin of the Czech Republic 1-0. Four days later, he beat Zilina from Slovakia on the same score. It closed the schedule when taking 3 to 0 of the Zorya, of the Ukraine, on 1 of July.The right to contest the continental tournament was obtained with the title of the Prva League version 2018/2019, the First Division of the Macedonian Championship. He added 79 points (24 wins, seven draws and five losses). They were 15 more than the Vardar, runner-up. As principal, he placed 42 points (13 wins, three draws and two losses) in the account. In terms of visitor, he added 37 (11 wins, four draws and three losses).
Football Prediction of the Day Kalju vs Shkendija
There is technical superiority of Shkendija in confrontation. However, the good sequence of Kalju games, the home factor and the fact that the team is in a competitive rhythm make the prognosis in the draw a good guess for Tuesday’s meeting with the first round of the eighth finals of the Champions League of Europe version 2019/2020.
Bet Tips: DRAW