Our prediction for this Europa League match:
A place in the Europa League group stages will be at stake when F91 Dudelange and Ararat-Armenia face each other at Stade Josy Barthel in what is expected to be a very entertaining game. F91 Dudelange represented Luxembourg in the Europa League group stages last term and seeing that they are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we predict that they are going to repeat the success.
Emilio Ferrera’s troops outplayed Nomme Kalju 3-1 in their first home game of the process, which is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the return leg at Stade Josy Barthel. Ararat-Armenia, on the other hand, aim to defend their slim lead in Thursday’s football match, but we predict that F91 Dudelange, who had 11 goal attempts in the first leg, are going to prove their worth on the field.
Highlighted Player (Dave Turpel):
Born in Luxembourg on October 19, 1992, David Turpel is a striker who plays for F91 Dudelange. Over the years Turpel has established himself as a one of the best attackers in Luxembourg and he is likely to play an important role in Dino Toppmoller’s team in the 2018/2019 Europa League campaign.
David Turpel represents Luxembourg on the international stage and it has to be noted that he scored his first goal for the national team in the Euro 2016 qualifiers. Turpel found the net against Macedonia, but that did not help Luxembourg avoid defeat in Skopje. He scored his second goal for the Luxemborurg national team in a friendly against Albania in June, 2017.
Luxembourg eventually won the match 2-1. His preferred foot is right, whilst his main position is centre-forward. The 188cm-tall striker has 10 caps for Luxembourg U21 team, scoring one goal in the process.
Highlighted Team (Dudelange):
F91 Dudelange are the most famous Luxembourg club. Dudelange play their home games at Stade Jos Nosbaum stadium, which can hold no more than 2,558 spectators. Dudelange clinched their 14th trophy in the national championship in the 2017/2018 season, with the team finishing the campaign five points clear of Progres Niederkorn.
As a result, the Luxembourg champions booked their place in the Champions League qualifiers, but they failed to make it to the group stages of the elite competition as they were beaten by MOL Vidi of Hungaria in the two-legged tie. However, F91 Dudelange were producing thrilling displays in the Europa League qualifiers and, as a result, they make it to the group stages of the competition where they will face the likes of Milan, Real Betis and Olympiakos Piraeus.
The Luxembourg side wear sky blue and black shirts and black shorts when playing at home, whilst they away colours are yellow and black.