Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
Thursday’s football game at Merkur-Arena pits together Sturm Graz and Slovan Bratislava, the two sides who face each other in the Conference League last 32, first leg. The Black and Whites head into the match following a fine 1-1 draw with Salzburg and they are surely capable of beating Slovan in front of home fans. Both Jatta and Scherpen are sidelined with injuries, while Gregory Wutrich is back to contention.
The Slovaks, on the other hand, restarted the domestic campaign with a convincing 4-0 win over Zilina, but they face a difficult task in the Conference League encounter. Given Sturm’s splendid performance in the draw with Salzburg, we predict that the hosts are going to win the first leg. To make things even worse for the away team, first-choice goalkeeper Milan Borjan is banned for the match following his sending-off in a 2-1 loss to Olimpija Ljubljana.