Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
Lotto Park will host Thursday’s Europa Conference League game between St. Gilloise and Eintracht Frankfurt, the two teams who shared the spoils with Westerlo and Bochum respectively in their last league matches. Royale Union SG are on the right track to win the Jupiler League trophy, but they need to keep on making progress if they are to turn the dream into reality. Lazari Amani is unlikely to arrive in time to face Frankfurt, while Fedde Leysen continues to miss out with injury.
Die Adler, on the other hand, have been having their ups and down in the German top flight of late. Eintracht are not regarded as good travellers, and, taking everything into account, a close encounter is on the cards in Brussels. As for the Bundesliga outfit, Hugo Larsson limped off with injury in the last league match, with Man Utd loanee Donny van de Beek likely to step up.
Highlighted Player (Ellyes Skhiri):
After spending his youth career at Montpellier, Ellyes Skhiri continued playing for la Paillade at senior level. In 2019 he moved to Bundesliga side Koln, signing a four-year contract with the Billy Goats. Shkiri was born in Lunel, France on May 10, 1995, but he has a dual citizenship as his parents are of Tunisia descent.
The Koln midfielder made debut with the Tunisian national team in a 1-0 win over Iran on March 23, 2018 and he represented Tunisia at the FIFA World Cup finals in Russia later that year. Ellyes Skhiri’s main position is defensive midfielder, but he is capable of producing fine performances at both right and centre back.
His preferred foot is right and he has a contract with Koln until June 30, 2026. The Tunisia international made his Bundesliga debut on August 17, 2019 in a 2-1 loss to Wolfsburg and he scored his first ever goal in the German top flight in a 2-1 win over Freiburg on August 31, 2019.