Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
Bodo will be aiming to kick off their Conference League campaign in style when they host Zorya to their Aspmyra Stadion on Thursday evening. The Norwegian champions booked their place in the group stages by beating Zalgiris in the two-legged tie, and they are certainly capable of defeating Zorya in front of home fans. Bodo are a real force to be reckoned with at home, but keep in mind that they played out a 1-1 draw with Odd at their Aspmyra at the weekend. Boniface and Sorli are long-term absentees, but Kjetil Knutsen has no fresh selection worries.
The Ukrainians, on the other hand, failed to impress in the Europa League qualifiers, and given their shaky defence, anything but a routine home win would be a major surprise. This will be the first meeting between the two teams in the Norwegian top flight. Zorya midfielder Yehor Nazaryna, who limped off with injury in a 1-1 draw with Rukh Lviv, is unlikely to feature against Bodo.
Highlighted Player (Mykyta Shevchenko ):
Born in Horlivka, Ukraine on January 26, Mykyta Shevchenko is a goalkeeper who plays for Zorya Luhansk in the Ukraine Premier League. Shevchenko has nothing to do with the legendary Ukrainian footballer, and, unlikely Andriy, he has yet to represent the national team on the international stage.
Mykyta Shevchenko started his club career at Shakhtar Donetsk, but he did not see too many game actions with the Miners. Following loan spells with Illichivets Mariupol, Zorya Luhansk, and Karpaty Lvivi, he signing a permanent deal with Zorya. The 187-cm-tall shot-stopper has three caps with the Ukraine U21 team, while making six appearances with the U19 team.
Speaking of his achievements at the club level, Mykyta Shevchenko won the Ukraine Premier League with Shaktar Donetsk on three occasions (2012/13, 2016/17, 2017/18). Mykyta’s preferred foot is right and his contract with Zorya Luhansk should expire in June, 2021.