Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
Buoyed by a 2-0 win over their bitter rivals Sparta Prague, Slavia Prague will look to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they take on LASK in the Conference League last 16, first leg. Slavia are on a six-game winning run in all competitions, and the bookies see them as hot favourites to win Thursday’s clash. Even though all Kudela, Provod, Sevcik, Kacharaba, and Boril are sidelined with injuries, home win should be considered.
LASK, on the other hand, failed to impress in a 1-0 loss to Wolfsberger. The Austrian Bundesliga side often struggle on the travels, and they are unlikely to spoil Slavia Prague’s party at Sinobo Stadium. Rene Renner is back from a domestic ban, while Petar Filipovic misses the match with injury. In their last home game in the Conference League Slavia defeated Fenerbahce 3-2.
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 (LASK):
Founded back in 1908, LASK are an Austrian football club that compete in the Bundesliga. Die Laskler play home games at Waldstadion in Pashing. The stadium with the capacity of 7,870 was opened in 1990 and nowadays is known under the name of Raiffeisen Arena. The club, though, welcome their rivals at the 14,000 capacity Linzer Stadion in European competitions.
Back in the 1964/65 season LASK clinched their first and only Austrian Bundesliga trophy, with the team finishing the campaign one point clear of second-placed Rapid Wien. LASK became the first club outside Vienna to win the domestic title and, to make things even better for the fans, die Laskler clinched the domestic cup the same year.
LASK’s home colours are white and violet, whilst they wear black and white when playing on the travels. In the 2018/2029 season LASK booked their place in the Europa League group stages.