Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
Feyenoord will look to put icing on the cake on a very successful Conference League group stages campaign when they host Maccabi Haifa to their De Kuip on Thursday evening. The Rotterdammers have already booked their place in the Conference League last 16, but they surely want to finish the process in style. Midfielder Guus Til is banned for the match, while Iran international Jahanbakhsh should be recalled to the starting XI after scoring as a substitute in a 5-0 crushing of Fortuna Sittard.
Maccabi, on the other hand, have slim chances of booking their place in the knockout stages. The rock-bottom side head into the match following back-to-back defeats to Slavia Prague and Union Berlin, and they are unlikely to spoil Feyenoord’s party at De Kuip. When the two sides met in Israel earlier in the process they played out a goalless draw.
Highlighted Player (Leroy Fer):
After spending four years at Feyenoord, Leroy Fer joined FC Twente in 2011. On 13 July, 2013 Norwich City chiefs closed a four-year deal with Fer for a fee in the region of £4.4 million. The Dutch midfielder made 30 appearances for Norwich and he scored three goals for the Carrow Road outfit.
Following Norwich’s relegation from the elite division, the highly rated footballer went on to join Queens Park Rangers at the end of the 2013/2014 campaign. The Dutch footballer scored eight goals in 48 appearances for QPR, but on 1 February 2016 he was sent on loan to Swansea City. Fer made his move to Swansea permanent five months later.
Leroy was born on 5 January, 1990 in Zoetemeer, Netherlands and he is 188 cm tall. His parents are originally from Curacao and his father Lesley was a baseball player. Speaking of his individual awards, Leroy Fer was named Rotterdam Talent of the Year in 2008.