Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
After kicking off the new Ekstraklasa campaign with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Warta Poznan, Rakow will look to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they take on Astana in Czestochowa on Thursday. Rakow are eyeing their third consecutive win in all competitions as they defeated Lech Poznan in the Polish Super Cup earlier in July, meaning that they are high on spirits ahead of the visit of Astana.
The Kazakhs, on the other hand, rolled over Shakhtar Karagandy 5-2 in the domestic cup at the weekend. Astana are fully focused on regaining top position in the Kazakhstan Premier League standings, which is probably the main reason why home win should be considered. Rakow defenders should have Croatia veteran Marin Tomasov at bay as the 34-year-old scored a hat-trick in a 4-0 crushing of Maqtaaral.