Our football match prediction:
Milan were producing splendid displays in the Europa League qualifiers and they continue to impress in the group stages of the European competition. The Rossoneri crushed Austria Wien (5-1) in the opening match of their Europa League campaign and they are considered hot favourites to win Thursday’s football game against Rijeka. It is well known that Milan chiefs reinforced the squad in the summer transfer window and regardless of which players will be deployed in the starting XI against Rijeka, we predict that the Serie A side will pick up all three points from the game. The Rijecki bijeli failed to impress in a 2-1 loss to AEK in their opener and they are unlikely to spoil Milan’s party at Stadio San Siro. Summer signing Andre Silva scored a hat-trick in the 5-1 triumph over Austria and he is likely to pose a big threat for the opposition defenders.
Highligted Player (Borini):
Fabio Borini is an Italian football player who was born on 29 March, 1991. Borini plays as a striker, but he is capable of playing as a winger as well. The Italian footballer began his professional career at Chelsea, but he made no more than four appearances for the capital club. On 9 July 2012 Fabio Borini completed a transfer to Liverpool, but he had a pretty disappointing start to his career at Anfield, scoring just two goals in 25 appearances for the club. The Italian striker spent the 2013/2014 season on loan at Sunderland and he scored seven goals in 32 appearances for the Stadium of Light outfit. As a result, he signed a permanent deal with the Black Cats in August 2015. Speaking of his international career, Borini made his Italy debut on 26 February, 2012 in a friendly with USA. He made Italy Euro 2012 squad as well, but he did not come off the bench at the tournament finals.
Highlighted Team (Rijeka):
Founded on July 29, 1946 as Sportsko Drustvo Kvarner, Rijeka are a Croatian football club that have always been in Dinamo Zagreb’s shadow. Dinamo are undisputedly the biggest football club in Croatia, but Rijeka did well to put an end to their dominance in the HNL in the 2016/2017 season. The Rijecki bijeli won their first ever domestic trophy and, as a result, they made it to the Champions League qualifiers. However, Greek champions Olympiakos proved to be a big catch for Matjaz Kek’s troops in the play-offs for the group stages of the elite competition. Before the breakup of Yugoslavia Rijeka won two domestic cups (1977/1978, 1978/1979) and it has to be noted that they clinched their fourth Croatian Cup title in 2017, with the team beating Dinamo Zagreb in the final of the competition. Rijeka welcome their rivals at Stadion Rujevica and the capacity of the stadium is 8.279. The venue was opened in August 2, 2015.