Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
Breidablik will look to make amends for back-to-back defeats to Valur (2-4) and KR Reykjavik (3-4) when they take on Zorya in the Conference League group stages, round 2. Breidablik suffered a 3-2 loss to Maccabi Tel Aviv in their opener and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. Midfielder Patrik Johannesen misses out with injury, but there are no fresh selection worries in the home team.
The Ukrainians, on the other hand, did well to hold Gent to a 1-1 draw in the opening match of their Conference League campaign. Zorya have been struggling in front of goal in the national championship of late, but given Breidablik’s shaky defence, we predict that both sides are going to find the net in Thursday’s encounter. As for the visiting team, both Arseniy Batagov and Dmytro Matsapura are out of contention through injuries.
Highlighted Team (Zorya):
Zorya are a professional football club that compete in the Ukrainian Premier League. The club was founded in 1923 and in 1972 they won Soviet Top League. Speaking of competitions in Ukraine, Zorya made it to the cup final in the 2015/2016 season, with the team losing to Shakhtar Donetsk (0-2) in the title game.
Despite suffering the loss to the Miners in the Ukrainian Cup final, Zorya made it to the Europa League group stages. It has to be noted that the Ukrainian team played out a 1-1 draw with Fenerbahce on their debut in the group stages of the European competition. Slavutych Arena has been the home ground of the club since 2014 and you should bear in mind that they played at Avanhard Stadium from 1951 to 2014.
Before the World War II Zorya played their home games at Lenin Stadium. The club’s home colours are black and white. Anatoliy Kuksov is the club’s most capped players, making 517 appearances for Zorya in all competitions.