All the facts and stats for the Europa League clash: Linfield - Floriana

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Competition: Europe Europa League
Competition: Thu 17.September
Match begins: 18:45 (UTC)
Venue: Windsor Park (24734 seats)

Linfield and Floriana get a break from their league challenge to fight for a possible trophy in this Europa League 2nd Qualifying Round fixture.

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Linfield form and stats

Linfield participated in Europa League the last season, where they reached the play-offs.

Home games in the Premiership have been a walk in the park for Linfield so far, with 38 points won from 15 matches; 12 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss. The Linfield fans aren't used to losing league-games here at Windsor Park and will expect new points from this game. Linfield has played 13 games in a row here without a defeat. The team is doing great wherever they are playing as Linfield has won five games in a row. The Larne match was the last time out without a victory.

Defensively the home team are doing well, with their goalkeeper Rohan Ferguson not having conceded a league goal in 251 minutes.

A strong away win before that one, visiting Carrick Rangers and winning 2-0.

Linfield are showing their attacking force in their league home games this season, scoring more than 2,5 goals per game on average (44 goals in 15 games). Linfield have only conceded 9 from their league home games. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Floriana form and stats

Floriana's mission in Europa League last season failed in the 1st qualifying round against Crvena Zvezda.

The away team have been very comfortable on their travels so far, racking up 7 wins, 3 draws and only 0 losses in the Premier League. Floriana are enjoying a nice run from their away games now, having played eleven in a row without losing.

The Floriana goalkeeper Matthew Grech is collecting clean sheets like a laundry worker. It's been 199 league minutes without conceding a goal, and counting.

Home advantage was not enough for Floriana in their previous game, as they lost their Champions League-match, hosting CFR Cluj, 0-2. That result followed a home victory 3-0 versus Sirens in the Premier League.

A quick return to home after this game, as Floriana are hosting Gzira United in the Premier League only one days away.

Floriana have scored more than twice on average per away game (in the league), an impressive attacking display. They have 22 goals from 10 away matches. It's not easy to score on Floriana as they have only conceded 7 goals from these away games.

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Top Goalscorers

LinfieldA. Waterworth
A. Waterworth
13 goals
LinfieldS. Lavery
S. Lavery
10 goals

Linfield missing players

Floriana missing players

Linfield Floriana
Total Home   Statistics Stat   Away Total
25 12   Played P   10 25
16 8   Won W   7 14
3 2   Drew D   3 6
6 2   Lost L   0 5
44 23   Scored S   22 48
20 7   Conceded C   7 21
96% 92%   Over 0.5 O 0.5   90% 92%
72% 58%   Over 1.5 O 1.5   80% 76%
48% 42%   Over 2.5 O 2.5   60% 56%
16% 17%   Over 3.5 O 3.5   50% 32%
8% 8%   Over 4.5 O 4.5   10% 12%
36% 25%   BTTS BTTS   60% 52%
44% 58%   Clean Sheets C S   40% 36%
24% 25%   Failed to Score F T   10% 20%
 
7 7.5   Corners for (avg) C F   5.9 4.6
4 3.5   Corners against (avg) C A   3.2 3.8
1.4 1   Yellow cards (avg) Y C   1.6 1.9
3 1   Red cards R C   0 1
 
241 157   Total Shots T S   107 252
100 66   Shots on Target S O   49 123
41% 35%   Goal Efficiency G E   39% 29%

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Linfield 31 22 3 6 71 24 15 12 2 1 44 9 16 10 1 5 27 15 47 69
2 Coleraine 31 19 8 4 64 24 15 9 5 1 29 10 16 10 3 3 35 14 40 65
3 Crusaders 31 17 8 6 66 30 16 10 3 3 35 13 15 7 5 3 31 17 36 59
4 Cliftonville 31 18 5 8 48 22 15 9 2 4 23 11 16 9 3 4 25 11 26 59
5 Glentoran 31 17 7 7 60 33 16 10 3 3 34 13 15 7 4 4 26 20 27 58
6 Larne 31 16 8 7 59 29 16 7 6 3 32 15 15 9 2 4 27 14 30 56
7 Glenavon 31 10 5 16 46 71 15 7 5 3 27 20 16 3 0 13 19 51 -25 35
8 Carrick Rangers 31 10 2 19 34 47 16 5 0 11 17 25 15 5 2 8 17 22 -13 32
9 Dungannon Swifts 31 8 6 17 36 76 16 6 3 7 23 33 15 2 3 10 13 43 -40 30
10 Ballymena United 31 7 6 18 34 54 16 4 3 9 20 30 15 3 3 9 14 24 -20 27
11 Warrenpoint Town 31 5 3 23 26 85 15 3 1 11 15 40 16 2 2 12 11 45 -59 18
12 Institute 31 2 9 20 23 72 15 1 2 12 8 41 16 1 7 8 15 31 -49 15
  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Floriana 20 12 5 3 38 15 10 5 2 3 16 8 10 7 3 0 22 7 23 41
2 Valletta 20 11 5 4 32 22 10 4 2 4 15 17 10 7 3 0 17 5 10 38
3 Hibernians 20 11 4 5 34 20 10 7 0 3 17 9 10 4 4 2 17 11 14 37
4 Sirens 20 10 5 5 30 26 9 3 4 2 11 10 11 7 1 3 19 16 4 35
5 Birkirkara 20 9 6 5 30 20 10 4 3 3 18 15 10 5 3 2 12 5 10 33
6 Gzira United 20 9 5 6 35 19 10 3 3 4 15 11 10 6 2 2 20 8 16 32
7 Balzan 20 8 4 8 33 29 10 4 2 4 16 14 10 4 2 4 17 15 4 28
8 Mosta 20 9 1 10 29 35 10 5 1 4 16 17 10 4 0 6 13 18 -6 28
9 Hamrun Spartans 20 6 7 7 24 25 11 2 4 5 11 14 9 4 3 2 13 11 -1 25
10 Sliema Wanderers 20 7 3 10 24 22 11 5 1 5 15 12 9 2 2 5 9 10 2 24
11 Gudja United 20 6 6 8 24 30 9 3 3 3 11 11 11 3 3 5 13 19 -6 24
12 Santa Lucia 20 6 5 9 24 33 11 2 3 6 7 19 9 4 2 3 17 14 -9 23
13 Senglea Athletic 20 3 7 10 21 39 10 3 4 3 16 19 10 0 3 7 5 20 -18 16
14 Tarxien Rainbows 20 1 1 18 18 61 9 0 0 9 5 31 11 1 1 9 13 30 -43 4

Read more about Europa League

The UEFA Europa League, abbreviated as UEL and commonly referred to as just the Europa League, is an annual football club competition organised by UEFA. It is the second-tier competition for football clubs in Europa, beneath the UEFA Champions League in value and importance. Teams qualify through their performance in their national leagues and cup competitions. Some teams qualify from the Champions League; more precisely the teams who are knocked out in the playoff qualifying round and the third-place finishers of the group stage. The winner of the Europa League qualifies for the Champions League in their next competitive season.