Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
There will be fireworks when Shkupi and Ballkani square off against each other at National Arena Toshe Proeski on Thursday evening. Shkupi made it to the Conference League following a loss to Shamrock in the Europa League qualifiers, but they are surely capable of matching Ballkani in the upcoming double-header. The good news for the hosts is that Algeria forward Walid Hamidi is back from suspension.
The Kosovars, on the other hand, eliminated Ki Klaksvik of Faroe Islands on penalties in the third qualifying round, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in North Macedonia. Since Shkupi are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we predict that the visitors will return to Pristina empty-handed. When the two teams met in a friendly earlier in 2022 Ballkani defeated Shkupi 2-0, meaning that the hosts are hungry for revenge.