Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
Stadiumi Fadil Vokrri will host Thursday’s Conference League game between Ballkani and Cluj. The Kosovars eliminated Shkupi in the playoffs, and it has to be noted that they are on a five-game winning run in all competitions. A man to watch in the home team will be Albion Rrahmani, who has been in a splendid form in all competitions of late.
Cluj, on the other hand, impressed in a 4-0 win over Voluntari, with the team bouncing back from a 3-1 loss to Farul. The Romanians are high on confidence ahead of the trip to Pristina, but beating Ballkani on the road is easier said than done. Taking everything into account, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. Cristian Marea limped off with injury at the weekend, with fellow defender Christopher Braun likely to step up.
Highlighted Player (Guessouma Fofana):
Guessouma Fofana is a footballer of Malian descent who plays for Amiens in Ligue 1. Fofana started his career at Le Havre B and after making 20 appearances for the club he joined Boulogne B in 2012. Due to the lack of first-team football, he moved to Lyon-Duchere in 2013 and the midfielder played 43 games for the club before joining Amiens in 2015.
The 184-cm-tall footballer has been playing for les Licornes ever since and it has to be noted that he scored three goals and provided three assists for his teammates in the 2016/2017 Ligue 2 campaign. Amiens enjoyed a very successful season and, as a result, they secured promotion to the French top flight.
Guessouma Fofana was born in Le Havre on December 17, 1992 and his preferred foot is right. His main position is central midfield, but he is capable of playing as a defensive midfielder as well. Fofana’s contract with Amiens expires on June 30, 2018.
Highlighted Team (CFR Cluj):
Cluj are one of the oldest clubs in Romania as they were founded back in 1907 when the city of Cluj-Napoca was part of Austria-Hungary. The Feroviarii host their rivals at Dr. Constantin Radulescu Stadium, the venue which can hold up to 23,500 spectators.
Cluj are one of the most successful Romanian clubs of the 21st century, with the team clinching their fifth domestic trophy in the 2018/2019 season. Universitatea Cluj are considered the club’s fiercest rivals and it has to be noted that they first faced each other back in October, 1920.
The Feroviarii hold rivalries with Dinamo Bucuresti, Rapid Bucuresti, FCSB, Universitatea Craiova and Politehnica Timisoara as well. Speaking of European competitions, Cluj did well to make it to the UEFA Intertoto Cup final in 2005, with the team losing to French club Lens in the double-header. Cluj footballers wear claret shirts and claret shorts when playing at home, whilst the club’s away kit is white.