Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
Thursday’s Conference League qualifier at Yeni Adana Stadyumu pits together Adana and Osijek, the two teams who have never met before in European competitions. Adana made it to the third qualifying round by beating Cluj and they are seen as favourites to eliminate Osijek as well. Even though defender Andreaw Gravillon is banned for the match, home win should be considered as Patrick Kluivert has a number of high-profile players to choose from, including Belhanda, Ndiaye, and Akintola.
The Croats, on the other hand, are likely to adopt a defence-minded approach in the first leg, but preventing Adana from scoring in front of home fans is easier said than done. As for the visiting side, 26-year-old midfielder Josip Spoljaric is pushing for a rare start after scoring as a substitute in the 2-1 win over Zalaegerszegi in the previous round.