Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
Following a hard-fought triumph over Hammarby, Twente will look to seal their spot in the Conference League final qualifying round when they face Riga in the double-header. The Reds have yet to find their best form, but they should not face a tough challenge against the Latvian outfit. Talented defender Mees Hilgers is one yellow card away from suspension, whereas there are no fresh injury worries in the home team.
Riga, on the other hand, managed to overcome a one-goal deficit in the tie with Kecskemeti, but they will have a mountain to climb against Twente, who have turned De Grolsch Veste into a real fortress. A man to keep an eye on in the away team will be Marko Regza, who scored a brace in a 5-2 crushing of Super Nova at the weekend. The two clubs meet for the first time ever in European competitions.
Highlighted Team (Twente):
Based in the city of Enschede, Twente is a Dutch football club that welcomes their rivals at De Grolsch Veste. The venue was opened on May 10, 1998, and the capacity of the stadium is 30,205 people. The club was founded in 1965 as a merger of Sportsclub Enschede and Enschedese Boys.
The Reds did remarkably well to win the Eredivisie title in the 2009/10 season, with the team finishing the process only one point clear of Dutch giants Ajax. As a result, Twente booked their place in the Champions League group stages. The Reds did well to collect six points in their group, but that did not help them make it to the last 16.
Twente are well known for their red jerseys, but they wear dark blue shirts when playing on the travels. The Reds take on Heracles Almelo in the Twentse Derby. Sander Boshchker is leading Twente’s all-time goal-scoring chart with 653 goals on his account.