Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
Thursday’s football game at Toumba Stadium pits together PAOK and Copenhagen, the two teams who are vying for top position in Group F. PAOK did well to beat Copenhagen at Parken Stadium two weeks ago, and, no doubt, the Greeks are eager to repeat the success. Considering that the Black and Whites rolled over Smyrnis in their last league match, home win should definitely be considered. A man to watch in the home team will be experienced winger Biseswar.
Copenhagen, on the other hand, head into the match following a 3-0 win over Vejle. Considering that the Danes should go for a win in Thursday’s clash as well, we are tempted to put our money on both teams to score. Keep in mind, though, that Copenhagen first-choice goalkeeper Kamil Grabara is sidelined through suspension as he was sent off in the 2-1 loss to PAOK.
Highlighted Player (Omar El Kaddouri):
Omar El Kaddouri is a Moroccan footballer born in Brussels, Belgium on August 21, 1990. El Kaddouri was an Anderlecht player at the start of his senior career, but he did not see any game action for the Belgian side in the Jupiler League.
The 187-cm tall midfielder played for Brescia, Suditrol, Napoli, Torino and Empoli before signing a four-year deal with PAOK on August 24, 2017. The Morocco international won the Greek Cup with the black and whites, with the team beating AEK Athens in the title game. Omar El Kaddouri scored his first goal for the Greek side in a 3-1 victory over Panionios in April, 2018.
On the other hand, the PAOK midfielder made his Morocco debut in August, 2014 in a friendly against Burkina Faso. He opened his goal-scoring account with the Morocco national team on May 23, 2014 in a 4-0 victory over Mozambique. His main position is attacking midfielder, but he is capable of playing as a winger as well.
Highlighted Team (FC Copenhagen):
The most successful club in the history of Danish football FC Kopenhagen was founded in 1992, through the merger of 15-time Danish champions Kjobenhavns Boldklub and seven-time champions of Denmark Boldklubben 1903. Football Club Copenhagen play their matches at the Telia Parken, a venue that can host 38,000 spectators.
The Team of the City as Copenhagen is called in Denmark has won the Danish football championship eleven times, while it has also won the Danish Cup on seven occasions. The club forms great rivalry with Copenhagen’s suburban club Brondby IF with games between the two club attracting some of the biggest crowds in Danish football history in this so called New Firm derby.
Through its history F.C. Copenhagen have participated in the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Champions League, while their major European accomplishments have been achieved in the Royal League, with the Danish powerhouse winning two titles and coming as runners-up on one occasion.