Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
Copenhagen play host to Lincoln Red Imps at their Parken Stadium in a David-vs-Goliath clash. The Danes did well to beat Slovan Bratislava 3-1 on the road in their opener, and given their display in a 5-1 crushing of Nordsjaelland at the weekend, it should come as no surprise they are seen as hot favourites to win Thursday’s clash. Both Falk and Oviedo are sidelined with injuries, but Jens Thorup can count on key players for the second group game.
The Gibraltar champions, on the other hand, failed to shock PAOK in their opener, and we do not believe that they are capable of claiming a major scalp at Parken Stadium. Lincoln Red Imps failed to impress in the Gibraltar Super Cup, with the team losing to Europa 3-1, which is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on the hosts.
Highlighted Player (Karl-Johan Johnsson):
Born in Ranneslov (Sweden) on January 28, 1990 Karl-Johan Johansson started his youth career at his home-town club Ranneslovs GIF. In 2005 he joined Halmstadts and four years later he made his first-team debut for HBK. The 187-cm-tall goalkeeper made 67 appearances in the league for Halmstads and in 2013 he signed for NEC as a free agent.
Karl-Johan Johnsson played 30 games for the Dutch club during the 2013/2014 Eredivisie campaign and in the summer of 2014 he moved to Randers. The Swedish shoot-stopper spent two seasons at Randers and in 2016 he moved to French club Guingamp. It has to be noted that he managed to keep nine clean sheets in 37 appearances for Guingamp in the 2016/2017 Ligue 1 campaign.
His contract with the club expires on June 30, 2020. Speaking of his international career, Karl-Johan Johnsson has 17 caps for Sweden U21 and he made his senior debut in 2012 against Qatar.