Our football match prediction:
Welcome to Hell! Crvena Zvezda will be aiming to clinch their spot in the last 32 of the Europa League when they take on Koln at their sold out Stadion Rajko Mitic. Crvena Zvezda fans will pack the stadium and, no doubt, the Crveno-beli are going to leave their hearts on the field in Thursday’s football match against the German side. The Billy Goats are having a season to forget and they sit in the last position in the Bundesliga standings ahead of the trip to Serbia. A win over Vladan Milojevic’s men should see the visitors book their place in the knockout stages of the Europa League, but beating the Serbian Super Liga leaders on the road is easier said than done. Seeing that BATE are unlikely to beat Arsenal at Emirates Stadium, Crvena Zvezda are one point away from making it to the next round and we predict they are going to get their job done in their last group game.
Highligted Player (Guélor Kanga):
Over the years Guelor Kanga has established himself as one of the best players in the Serbian Super League. The Gabon international has been playing the key role in Crvena Zvezda ever since he joined the club in the summer of 2016 and he helped the Serbian side book their place in the 2017/2018 Europa League group stages. Kanga scored a wonder goal in the Europa League play-offs, return leg, against Krasnodar and, as a result, he has become the fans’ favourite. The pacey midfielder started his senior career at Mangasport and he played for the likes of Missile, Mounana and Rostov as well before joining Crvena Zvezda. Kanga is well known for his brilliant passes and his technique is marvelous as well. The Crvena Zvezda midfielder represented Gabon at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations and he played for his homeland at the 2017 tournament as well. His main position is attacking midfield, but he is used as a winger as well.
Highlighted Team (1. Koln):
FC Koln is a German football club from Koln and is currently active in the Bundesliga. The club was foundedon 13th of February in 1948 after a fusion between Koner BC01 and SpVgg Sulz07. Like many German football clubs FC Koln is not only a football club but has different other sports departments as well.FC Koln currently hosts it’s home games in the Rhein Energie Stadium which holds a capacity of almost 51 000 spectators and was recently renovated in 2004.The main club colours are white and red. The most known nickname for FC Koln is Die Geißböcke which literally means the Goats. The biggest rivals of FC Koln are Bayer Leverkusen, Borussia Monchengladbach and Fortuna Dusseldorf. The club from Koln holds a narrow relationship with St Pauli, Liverpool and Paris Saint Germain.FC Koln is one of the most successful clubs in Germany winning the Bundesliga title 3 times and the DFB Pokal 3 times. Notable players that played for FC Koln are Schuster, Korput, Olsen, Weber and Muller.