Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
After suffering elimination in the Europa League third qualifying round, Kairat Almaty will be aiming to give fans some cheer when they take on Fola in the Conference League playoffs, first leg. Kairat have been struggling in European competitions this season, but they have not been handed a tough draw in the playoffs. Keep in mind, though, that both Polyakov and Abiken are out of contention through suspensions.
A man to watch in the away team will be Rade Dugalic, who scored a brace in the Kazakhstan Cup win over Kaspij Aktau. The Luxembourg outfit, on the other hand, did well to eliminate Linfield of Northern Ireland in the third qualifying round. Fola are tough to beat at home, and given Kairat’s anything but brilliant displays in European competitions, we predict that the underdogs are going to grab something from the match. Both Parreira and Correia Mendes are pushing for a start.