Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
A place in the Europa Conference League third qualifying round will be at stake when Levadia and Dundalk face each other at A. Le Coq Arena on Thursday. The two teams played out a 2-2 draw in the first leg, and yet another close game is on the cards. Levadia have been playing some high-scoring games of late, with over 2.5 goals being netted in seven of their last eight matches in all competitions.
Dundalk, on the other hand, failed to turn their dominance into victory in the first leg, but they are still seen as favourites to win the double-header. However, beating Levadia on the road is easier said than done, and, taking everything into account, we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on draw. Dundalk boss Vinny Perth is likely to field the best possible side after resting several first-team regulars in the Irish Cup triumph over Treaty United.
Highlighted Player (Stefan Colovic):
Born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia on April 16, 1994, Stefan Colovic is a winger who plays for Irish side Dundalk. During his youth career, Colovic played for the likes of Crvena Zvezda, Rad, Atletico Madrid, and Partizan, and he returned to Rad at the start of his senior career.
The pacey winger was part of Drina Zvornik, Sloboda Tuzla, Jagodina, Radnicki Pirot, Kolubara, and Proleter Novi Sad as well before joining Dundalk. Colovic made his Dundalk debut on March 6, 2020 in a 4-0 win at Finn Harps. He scored his first goal for the Lilywhites in a 3-1 loss to Sligo Rovers five months late.
His main position is right winger, but he is used as a left winger as well. Stefan Colovic has yet to earn a call-up for the Serbia national team. His preferred foot is left, and he has a contract with Dundalk until December 2021.
Highlighted Team (Dundalk):
Dundalk are the second most successful club in the Republic of Ireland in the term of titles won. In 2015 Dundalk clinched their 11th Premier Division trophy and the same season they lifted their 10th FAI Cup title. The club was founded in 1903 and their biggest rivals are Drogheda United.
The Lilywhites made it to the 2016/2017 Europa League group stages and, against all odds, they shared the spoils with AZ Alkmaar in Netherlands on their debut in Group D. Dundalk play their home matches at Oriel Park and the capacity of the stadium is 4,500 (3,000 seated). The venue was opened in 1919 and in 2005 the pitch was converted to an all-weather surface, becoming the first ever Irish club to do so.
Their home colours are white and black, whilst they play their away games in black jerseys with yellow stripes and black shorts. Joey Donnelly is one of the notable footballers who played for Dundalk in the past as he scored 141 goals for the club in all competitions.