Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
After rolling over Cukaricki 6-0 in Florence, Fiorentina will be aiming to record yet another win over the Serbian outfit when the two teams face each other at Gradski stadion Dubocica on Thursday afternoon. The Viola will not have a better chance than this to recover from a 1-0 loss to Juventus, but they will have to prove their worth on the field. Angola forward M’Bala Nzola is pushing for a start, while all Castrovilli, Dodo, and Kayode are out of contention with injuries.
Cukaricki, on the other hand, do not seem to be competitive at this level, with the team losing each of their three group games with the goal difference of 1-11 and given their shaky defence, anything but a routine away triumph would be a big shock. To make things even worse for the home side, defender Luka Subotic is banned for the match following his sending off in the Stadio Artemio Franchi defeat.
Highlighted Player (Christian Kouame):
Christian Kouame is an Ivory Coast international who has been playing for Serie A side Genoa since 2018. Kouame started his youth career at Prato and after ending his loan spells with the likes of Sassuolo and Inter, he returned to Stadio Lungobisenzio.
The 185-cm-tall forward made his professional debut with Prato on September 6, 2015 in a 2-1 loss to Pisa. Christian Kouame started the match, but he was replaced by Alberto Aladje after 66 minutes. The Genoa attacker, though, has yet to earn a call-up for the Ivory Coast national team. He has two caps for the Ivory Coast U23 team, but he is still eyeing his senior team debut.
His main position is centre-forward, but he is used as both left and right winger as well. The Genoa footballer was born in Abijan on December 6, 1997 and he has a contract with the Rossoblu until June 30, 2023.
Highlighted Team (Fiorentina):
AC Fiorentina was founded on 29th of August in 1926 after a fusion between Libertas and CS Firenze. Currently Fiorentina is playing his home games in the Stadio Artemio Franchi in Florence which can accommodate 47282 supporters. The stadium was build in 1931 by Pier Luigi Nervi. De first prize ever won by Fiorentina was the CoppaItalia in the season of 1939/1940. The first Scudetto (name for the Serie A title) was in 1955/1956. One of the most important players in that season was the Brazilian Juninho. In 1996 he was rewarded as the best player in club history.
One year later Fiorentina lost the semi finals in the European Cup 1 against Real Madrid. During that period of time Fiorentina won the Europan Cup 2 against Glasgow Rangers and the Coppa Italia as well. In total Fiorentina won the league title twice.
Important football players that played for Fiorentina are: Batistuta, Baggio, Effenberg, Laudrup, Mijatovic and Rui Costa.