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Preview: FK Zalgiris vs. Bodo/Glimt - Predictions, Team News, Lineups

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Sports Mole previews Tuesday’s Champions League clash between FK Zalgiris and Bodo/Glimt. This includes predictions, team news and expected line-ups.

FK Zalgiris They face off in Lithuania on Tuesday in the second leg of the third qualifying round of the Champions League.

The Norwegian visitors arrive with a 5-0 lead after their home game and look to complete the job and advance to their first group stage appearance in Europe’s premier competition.

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After winning their ninth Lithuanian title last season, FK Zargiris started off against Varkani in the first round of Champions League qualifying.

After a 1-1 draw in the first leg, the home contest ended in a goalless stalemate, with the tie going into extra time and Zaryay Balti ultimately winning. Matthias Ojeussi He scored the decisive goal early in the extra 30 minutes.

As a result, in the second qualifying round, they were forced to struggle with a two-point difference with Malmö. Vladimir Chevrinteam won 3-0 on aggregate, first winning 1-0 at home. Renan Oliveira Scored in a 2-0 win over Sweden.

After traveling to Norway for the first leg against Bodo/Glimt Zaryay Balti returned to league action on Saturday, thrashing Vanga 2-1 to reclaim top spot in the A Liga. Fabian Urega When Marko Milikovicedged second-placed Hegelmann Ritaouen on goal difference while retaining four games.

Back in the Continental, Chevlin’s side are largely uncontested but should start quickly to prevent a repeat of the first leg and seize the slim chance of running the Norwegian side close at home. I hope

Bodo/Glimt's Amahl Pellegrino celebrates with team-mate Mats Torbergsen as he scores his first goal on 10 March 2022© Reuters

Bodo/Grimt, meanwhile, will head into the trip hoping to gain momentum into the final qualifying round after an eye-catching performance in the first leg and another dominant win.

After winning the Elite Serien last season and reaching the quarter-finals of the European Conference League, the visitors entered the Champions League qualifiers in the first round and held on in the second leg to beat Kraxvikar Itrotarferag. We won 4-3 on aggregate.

With that they booked a second round draw with Linfield and after a shock 1-0 defeat Den Gool Horde won 8-0 in the reverse fixture to close out the game. I was able to flip it over. Amar Pellegrino When Lunar Espejordo every time you hit a curly brace.

Heading into the penultimate round of qualifying, the Norwegian champions took the lead with a commanding 5-0 victory as Pellegrino and Espejordo again lined up on the scoresheet as they hosted Zalgiris in the first leg last Wednesday. stood. Hugo Vetlesen, Lars Jorgen Salvesen When Marius Huybraten.

On that display and Saturday’s domestic top-flight defeat of Odd 7-0, Vetlesen scored a hat-trick to remain third in the match against league leaders Molde. Shetil KnudsenThe men aim to complete the job on Tuesday, sidestep the scare, and advance in style to the playoff rounds.

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Bodo/Glimt's Amar Pellegrino celebrates after scoring the second goal on 17 February 2022© Reuters

Zalgiris Defender Dimmukhamd Kashken Despite being sent off in the recent league match against Banga, he will be suspended and instead carried over to the next national competition.

Their line should once again be led by Matthias Ojeussi, who scored an important goal in the previous two qualifying ties.

He was joined by Renan Oliveira, and the Brazilian has scored eight goals in 14 league appearances so far this season.

Bodo/Glimt see little reason to make many changes to their team after their first leg thrashing. Victor Bonifacescored five goals in the first four qualifying games.

In his absence, Larsjorgen Salvesen will have to spearhead the attack again. Meanwhile, winger Amar Pellegrino could be the main attacking threat as he has scored 15 goals and provided three assists in 15 elite Serien appearances so far this season.

Further back, Hugo Vettlesen, Elias Christophersen Hagen Ulrik Saltnes has to act as a midfield 3 again.

Candidates for FK Zalgiris’ starting lineup:
Gertmonas; Bopes, Pavelić, Ljubisavljevic, Mamić. Buff, Golobusov, Milikovic, Urega.Oliveira, Ojeussi

Bodo/Glimt Possible Starting Lineup:
kaikin; thumpstead, mo, hivelaten, wenbangomo. Betlesen, Hagen, Saltnes.Mvka, Salvesen, Pellegrino

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FK Zalgiris 1-3 Bod/Glimt (Bod/Glimt won 8-1 on aggregate)

With little to lose, FK Zalgiris should start attacking from the first whistle on Tuesday, but you can see they are giving the visitors plenty of chances to use their quality and capitalize on defensive gaps .
Another thrashing may not happen, but we expect Den Gule Horden to extend his lead further in Lithuania.

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