Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
Jablonec play host to Zilina at their Stadion Strelnice in the Europa Conference League playoffs, first leg. Jablonec failed to impress in the Europa League double-header with Celtic, but they are surely capable of matching Zilina in the upcoming two-legged tie. Experienced tactician Petr Rada should have a full squad to choose from. The Slovaks, on the other hand, rolled over Tobol to set up a meeting with Jablonec.
Zilina head into the match following a 2-1 loss to L. Mikulas, but seeing that Jablonec experienced all sorts of problems at the back in the tie with Celtic, we are tempted to put our money on draw. In-form midfielder Vahan Bichakhchyan is widely expected to return to the starting XI after he was rested in the last league match. Anyhow, a close encounter is on the cards at Stadion Strelnice.