Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
SJK and Lillestrom square off against each other at OmaSp Stadion in a Nordic derby. SJK are not enjoying a Veikkausliiga season to remember, with the team sitting in 9th place in the standings after 14 rounds, and, as a result, the bookies see them as underdogs in Thursday’s Conference League game. Since the Finnish outfit experienced all sorts of problems at the back in the double-header with Flora, home win should not be considered.
Lillestrom, on the other hand, are level on points with Eliteserien leaders Molde in the standings, and given their display in a 2-1 win over Odd, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the Norwegian side. Defender Frederik Holst remains in the recovery room, but he should be the only absentee in the away team. The two sides have never met before in European competitions.