Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
Eintracht Frankfurt play host to Levski Sofia at their Deutsche Bank Park in the second leg of the Conference League playoffs. The two teams played out a 1-1 draw in Bulgaria, but die Adler are seen as hot favourites to win Thursday’s encounter. Even though all Alario, Larsson, Loune, and Rode are sidelined with injuries, home win should be considered as Dino Toppmoller has a number of high-profile players to choose from, including French striker Kolo Muani.
Japan midfielder Makoto Hasebe could play some part after recovering from illness. The Bulgarians, on the other hand, are not regarded as good travellers and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Frankfurt’s party at Deutsche Bank Park. As for the away team, Hassimi Fadiga could sneak into the starting XI after scoring a late equalizer in the first leg.
Highlighted Player (Mario Gotze):
Mario Gotze is a German midfielder, who played for Ronsberg and Eintrach Hombruch during his youth career before joining Borussia Dortmund in 2001. He made a great progress during his spell at the Borussia Dortmund’s youth academy and on 21 November, 2009 he made his Bundesliga debut for the Millionaires.
Gotze scored 22 goals in 83 league appearances for the club between 2009 and 2013 and he joined Borussia Dortmund’s bitterest rivals Bayern Munich on April, 2013. The German midfielder, who is capable of playing as a striker as well, failed to impress in the 2015/2016 Bundesliga campaign, but it has to be noted that he was struggling with injury at the start of the season.
Gotze won three Bundesliga trophies with Bayern Munich, but at the end of the 2015/2016 season he returned to Borussia Dortmund. In 2014 he represented Germany at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil and he scored the winner in the final against Argentina. Mario Gotze was born in Memmingen on 3 June, 1992.