Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
Helsinki will be aiming to put an end to their three-match winless run in Group G when they face Eintracht Frankfurt at Bolt Arena on Thursday. HJK, though, were hammered by Frankfurt (0-6) at Deutsche Bank Park two weeks ago and they are once again seen as the underdogs in the tie with the Bundesliga outfit. Both Maksim Stjopin and Dejan Iliev have been struggling with injuries of late for the home side.
Die Adler, on the other hand, aim to overtake PAOK in top position in the standings and seeing that Veikkausliiga is already finished, we believe that there is a big value in betting on Dino Toppmoller’s troops. All Tuta, Sebastian Rode, Simon Simoni, and Mehdi Loune should miss out with injuries, but Dino Topmoller can count on key players for the Conference League clash. A man to watch in the away side will be Egypt forward Omar Marmoush, who scored a brace in a 3-0 win over Union Berlin at the weekend.
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.
Highlighted Team (Frankfurt):
Eintracht Frankfurt is a German football club who is active in the German Bundesliga. The club was founded in 1920 after a fusion between different football clubs from Frankfurt. Eintracht Frankfurt is playing in the Bundesliga since 2011/2012 and is known for being a stable club in the Bundesliga. Currently the club is playing their home games in the Commerzbank-Arena which holds a capacity of 51000 seats. The club colour of Eintracht Fankfurt are black, red and white. Eintracht Frankfurt is called the Adlertrager by their fans. The club’s rival Kickers Offenbach.
Eintracht Frankfurt is one of the few clubs in Germany that won the Bundesliga; in the season 1958/1959 were able to win the league. Other important prizes Eintracht Frankfurt won are the DFB Pokal (4 times) and the the UEFA Cup in 1980. There are many famous football players that played for EIntracht Frankfurt in their career like Pfaff, Moller, Low, Okocha, Kopke and Berthold.