Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Thanks to Marcel Schmelzer's goal Borussia Dortmund shared the spoils with Atalanta in Bergamo and booked their place in the Europa League last 16. The Millionaires have slim chances of winning the Bundesliga title, meaning that they will be focused on the Europa League in the remainder of the season. Peter Stoger's men aim to get their job down in the double-header against Salzburg in the first leg and we predict that they are going to adopt an attack-minded approach in Thursday's football match. Salzburg, on the other hand, proved their worth in the two-legged tie against Real Sociedad, but it has to be noted that the Basques had some injury worries. Seeing that Borussia Dortmund have turned their Signal-Iduna-Park into a real fortress, we are positive that they are going to emerge triumphant in Thursday's football match. A man to watch in the home team will be Marco Reus, who has overcome his long-term injury.
Highlighted Player (Andriy Yarmolenko):
Arguably the most exciting Ukrainian player at the moment, Andriy Yarmolenko is the 26-year-old forward, who can play wide as a winger and fill in numerous positions in attack. Over the past few years there has been a gathering feeling that the player has outgrown the Ukrainian League and that with the player surpassing the 200-game mark for Dynamo Kyiv Yarmolenko should be heading west to Europe’s brighter stage. Wanted and scouted by Spanish giants Barcelona, Yarmolenko attracted interest from many other clubs, predominantly from the Premier League, and was even close to joining Everton in summer 2016, but the Goodison outfit’s offer came too late to the Ukrainian club. Talented forward is a free-scoring machine who has already scored more than 115 goals for the club he spent his entire career with. The two-footed winger is equally adept through the middle and is a versatile force that would be a good addition to any self-respecting European side. Yarmolenko made hi Ukraine debut in 2009 and has so far been capped 63 times, during which he scored 26 goals for the national set-up.
Highlighted Team (Red Bull Salzburg):
Salzburg are a professional football club that compete in Austrian Bundesliga. The club’s main sponsors are Red Bull and, as a result, they are well known under the name of the Red Bulls. The club was founded on 13 September, 1933 and they won their first Austrian Bundesliga trophy in 1994. Salzburg quickly established themselves as the dominant force in the national championship and they are the most successful Austrian club in the 21st century. It has to be noted that they won their tenth Austrian Premier League trophy in 2016, finishing the season nine points clear of second-placed Rapid Wien. The Red Bulls welcome their rivals at Red Bull Arena, the stadium that was opened on 8 March, 2008. The capacity of the venue is 31 895. Salzburg participated in the 1993/1994 UEFA Cup final, but Italian side proved to be a big catch for the Austrian outfit. Inter recorded a 2-0 win over Salzburg in the final (on aggregate).