Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Stade Matmut-Atlantique will host Thursday’s football game between Bordeaux and Slavia Prague. Bordeaux are stuck at the bottom of the standings ahead of the visit of Slavia Prague, but their pride will surely be at stake. Les Girondins are eager to record their first win of the process, but seeing that the Czechs are still in the race for a place in the last 32, home win should not be considered. Slavia Prague did well to beat Copenhagen in their last away game in Group C and seeing that Bordeaux have been struggling in the 2018/2019 Europa League season, we are tempted to put our money on the Czech side. Jaromir Zmrhal scored the winner when the two teams met in Prague earlier in the process, meaning that the opposition defenders should have him at bay. Taking everything into account, we predict that the visitors are going to prove their worth on the field as they want this win more than the hosts.
Highlighted Player (François Kamano):
Guinea international Francis Kamano is a flamboyant attacking midfielder who plays for the Ligue 1 side Bordeaux. Best fitted hugging the touchline on the left side of the pitch, Kamano is a versatile asset who covers a wide area and takes part in both defensive and attacking duties.
Francois Kamano likes to cut inside and break opposition lines with one-twos and short passes. Kamano started his career at Bastia in 2014 and moved to Bordeaux two years later. A Guinea international since 2015, Francois Kamano is a technically astute player who enjoys taking on players and dribbling his way through opposition.
Still a young footballer, Kamano has emerged as one of the key players for Bordeaux. He hit the ground running in the 2018/19 campaign and hopes to maintain it throughout the season to possibly secure a big-club move at the end of the term.
Highlighted Team (Slavia Prague):
Slavia Prague is considered one of the most famous teams in Czech Republic. The Cervenobili won the Czechoslovak First League on 13 occasions and they lifted their fourth Czech First League in 2017. Despite winning the domestic trophy in the 2016/2017 season, Slavia Prague eventually failed to book their place in the Champions League group stages as they were beaten by APOEL of Cyprus in the play-offs. Sparta Prague are regarded as Slavia’s fiercest rivals and the two teams face each other in the Prague derby.
The club was founded on November 2, 1892 and it has to be noted that the club was initially focused on cycling. In March 1896 Slavia Prague recorded their first ever victory, with the team beating AC Prague 5-0. The Cervenobili play their home games at Eden Arena and the capacity of the venue is 19.084 (football). Slavia Prague are well known for their red and white shirts and white shorts.