Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
Shakhtyor Soligorks and Cluj take on each other at Stroitel Stadion in the first leg of the Conference League third qualifying round. The Belarusians failed to impress in the Champions League double-header with Maribor, but, on the other hand, they regained top position in Vysshaya table thanks to three consecutive league wins. The hosts are high on spirits ahead of Thursday’s clash, but they will have to prove their worth on the field.
A man to watch in the home team will be pacey winger Ilya Chernyk, who has found his goal-scoring touch of late. Cluj, on the other hand, set up a meeting with Shakhtyor by beating Inter Escaldes of Andorra in the two-legged tie. The Romanians do not want to stop now, but beating Shakhtyor in Belarus is easier said than done. A close match is on the cards at Stroitel Stadion, and we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw.