Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
Centralnyj Stadion will host Thursday’s Conference League qualifier between Aktobe and Torpedo Kutaisi. Aktobe produced a thrilling display in a 4-1 win over Torpedo in Georgia and, as a result, they are with one foot in the third qualifying round. Barring any fresh injury worries, head coach Andrei Karpovich is unlikely to make changes to the team that won the first leg.
The Georgians, meanwhile, will have a mountain to climb in the reverse fixture as they need to overcome a three-goal deficit. Anyhow, home win should be considered as we predict that Aktobe will have a number of opportunities to score on the break. Talented Brazil midfielder Kayke David is widely expected to return to Torpedo Kutaisi’s starting XI after coming off the bench in the first leg. Giorgi Pantsulaia should once again lead the line for the visitors.