Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
There will be fireworks when Slavia Prague and Feyenoord face each other in a highly-anticipated Conference League game at Eden. The Czechs aim to build on a thrilling 5-0 triumph over Jablonec, and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. Since Slavia Prague want this win more than Feyenoord, home win should definitely be considered. Fit-again winger Olayinka should keep his place in the starting XI after finding the net in the crushing of Jablonec, while all Boril, Hovorka, Kudela, Provod, Sevcik, and Takacs should miss out with injuries.
The Rotterdammers, on the other hand, are eyeing their seventh consecutive win in all competitions. The Group E leaders, though, are not regarded as good travelers, and that is the main reason why we are tempted to put our money on the high-flying Czechs. Both Hall and Antonucci are likely to miss the game with injuries for the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Ondrej Kolar ):
Born in Liberec, Czech Republic on October 17, 1994, Ondrej Kolar is a towering goalkeeper who plays for Slavia Prague. Kolar started his youth career at his hometown club Liberec, and he continued playing for the White-Blues at senior level.
After making 30 league appearances for the club, he move to Slavia Prague in 2018. It has to be noted that he played for Varnsdorf on loan as well during his spell with Liberec. The Czech shot-stopper has established himself as a first-team regular at Slavia Prague where he became the most expensive goalkeeper in the Czech First League history.
Speaking of his international career, the 193-cm-tall goalkeeper made his debut for the national team on November 17, 2019 in the Euro 2020 qualifying match against Bulgaria. His preferred foot is right, and he wears the No. 1 jersey at Slavia Prague. His contract with the capital club should expire in June 2022.
Highlighted Team (Feyenoord):
Back in 1908 football club Wilhemina was founded in the pub De Vereeniging and they played their home games in blue-sleeved red shirts and white shorts. The club’s name was changed to Hillesluise in 1909 and soon they became RVV Celeritas.
Finally, in 1912 the club got a name SC Feijenoord. Feyenoord won their first Eredivisie trophy in 1924 and 75 years later they clinched their 14th domestic trophy, finishing the season 15 points clear of second-placed Willem II. De Trots van Zuid play their home games at De Kuip and the capacity of the venue is 51 117.
The club’s fiercest rivals are Ajax and the two teams face each other in der Klassieker. The likes of Craig Bellamy, Gerrard Fox, Wouter Bos and Raemon Sluiter are notable supporters of the club. It is well known that football legends Johan Cruyff, Ruud Gullit and Peter Houtman all played for Feyenoord in the past. De Trots van Zuid play their home games in red-white shirts and black shorts.