Our prediction for this Europa League match:
All eyes will be on Stadion Balgarska Armija when CSKA Sofia and Young Boys square off against each other in the Europa League group stages round 4. CSKA Sofia have collected only one point in total from possible nine, and it should come as no surprise bookies see them as underdogs in Thursday’s football match. Young Boys, on the other hand, desperately needed a win over CSKA in Bern, and they managed to get one in style.
The Swiss outfit are determined to secure a top-two finish, and we are positive that they will adopt an attack-minded approach in the Stadion Balgarska Armija showdown. Young Boys rolled over CSKA Sofia 3-0 at Stadion Wankdord, and seeing that Thursday’s game will be played behind closed doors, we are tempted to put our money on Gerardo Seoane’s troops. Mambimbi, who scored a brace in Bern, should be deployed up front alongside Nsame.
Highlighted Player (Jerome Sinclair):
Jerome Sinclair is an English footballer who plays for Watford. The youngster usually operates as a striker and he started his professional career at Liverpool in 2012. After ending his loan spell with Wigan Athletic in 2015, Jerome Sinclair signed a deal with Watford for a fee of £4 million on 30 June, 2016.
The rising star has five caps for the England U17 team and he scored one goal for the Three Lions youth team. Jerome Sinclair was born on 20 September, 1996 in the city of Birmingham and it has to be noted that on 26 September 2012 he broke Jack Robinson’s record as Liverpool’s youngest ever player.
He was 16 years and 6 days old when he came off the bench during the League Cup clash between Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion. Jerome Sinclair has netted a total of 22 goals for Liverpool youth teams, while finding the net for the senior team in the 2015/2016 FA Cup campaign as well.
Highlighted Team (Young Boys):
Just five years after its foundation Young Boys won their first Swiss Super League trophy (1903). The capital club won no less than 11 domestic trophies in the 20th century, but they have been in Basel’s shadow in the last two decades. Young Boys won their last Swiss Super League title back in 1986, while lifting their last Swiss Cup trophy in 1987.
The Yellow and Blacks welcome their rivals at Stade de Suisse, which acts as a national stadium and it has to be noted that they play their home games on artificial turf. Swiss football legend Stephane Chapuisat played for the club in the past and you should bear in mind that former Yugoslavia coach Vujadin Boskov played for the Stade de Suisse outfit in the past as well.
Young Boys played their first official game on 29 June, 1898 and they shared the spoils with Institute Grunau back then. The Swiss team participated in the 2016/2017 Champions League qualifiers, but they failed to make it to the group stages of the elite competition.