Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
Copenhagen will look to build on a thrilling 4-2 win over their bitter rivals Brondby when they take on Lokomotiv Plovdiv in the return leg of the Conference League third qualifying round. The Danes proved their worth in the Danish Superliga derby, meaning that they are brimming with confidence ahead of the visit of Lokomotiv Plovdiv. A man to watch in the home team will be Jonas Older Wind, who has been in a splendid form of late, while Costa Rica international Bryan Oviedo remains in the recovery room.
The Bulgarian outfit failed to impress in the first leg, and given Copenhagen’s form in the national championship, anything but a routine home win would be a major surprise. Talented midfielder Ayvan Angelov is banned for the visitors, while the opposition defenders should have Dimitar Iliev at bay.
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.