Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
Koln play host to Slovacko at their RheinEnergieStadion in the Conference League group stages round 2. The Billy Goats aim to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Union Berlin, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at Slovacko. Anthony Modeste joined Borussia Dortmund on the deadline day, and, in his absence, Florian Dietz will lead the line for the hosts.
Even though all Andersson, Chabot, Limnios, Olesen, and Uth have been struggling with injuries of late, home win should be considered as the Billy Goats have turned their stadium into a real fortress. The Czechs, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-3 draw with ten-man Partizan, which is yet another reason why we are going to bet on the Bundesliga side. There are no fresh injury worries in the away team ahead of the trip to Germany.
Highlighted Player (Ellyes Skhiri):
After spending his youth career at Montpellier, Ellyes Skhiri continued playing for la Paillade at senior level. In 2019 he moved to Bundesliga side Koln, signing a four-year contract with the Billy Goats. Shkiri was born in Lunel, France on May 10, 1995, but he has a dual citizenship as his parents are of Tunisia descent.
The Koln midfielder made debut with the Tunisian national team in a 1-0 win over Iran on March 23, 2018 and he represented Tunisia at the FIFA World Cup finals in Russia later that year. Ellyes Skhiri’s main position is defensive midfielder, but he is capable of producing fine performances at both right and centre back.
His preferred foot is right and he has a contract with Koln until June 30, 2026. The Tunisia international made his Bundesliga debut on August 17, 2019 in a 2-1 loss to Wolfsburg and he scored his first ever goal in the German top flight in a 2-1 win over Freiburg on August 31, 2019.