Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
A place in the Conference League final qualifying round will be at stake when Aktobe and Sepsi face each other at Centralnyj Stadion on Thursday afternoon. The two teams played out a 1-1 draw in Romania a week ago and yet another close encounter is on the horizon. The bad news for the hosts is that talented midfielder Arman Kenesov limped off with injury in a 1-1 draw with Aksu at the weekend. Leonel Strumia is widely expected to replace him in the starting XI.
The Romanians, on the other hand, were not in action in the national championship as they are eager to make it to the group stages, but beating Aktobe in Kazakhstan is easier said than accomplished. Taking everything into account, we predict that the winner of this tie will be decided after extra-time or penalties. Sepsi forward Roland Varga is pushing for a start after scoring as a substitute in the first leg.