Our prediction for this Europa League match:
All eyes will be on Allianz Stadion when Rapid Wien and Molde face each other in the Europa League decider. Molde defeated Rapid 1-0 in Norway earlier in the process, and given the goal difference of the two sides, a 1-0 win over Molde will see Rapid book their place in the Europa League last 32. The Austrian outfit are high on confidence ahead of Thursday’s clash as they rolled over Hartberg in the national championship at the weekend, and we are positive that they will stick to their attacking style of play.
Hofmann returns from a domestic ban, while Dibon, Ljubicic, Petrovic, Velimirovic, and Shobesberger are all likely to miss the game with injury. The Norwegians did well to beat Dundalk 3-1 in their last group game, and given their attacking potential, both teams to score betting option should be considered. Anyhow, the hosts are closer to picking up all three points from the game than the visitors. The likes of Bjornbak and Haraldseid remain in the recovery room for the visitors.
Highlighted Player (Stefan Colovic):
Born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia on April 16, 1994, Stefan Colovic is a winger who plays for Irish side Dundalk. During his youth career, Colovic played for the likes of Crvena Zvezda, Rad, Atletico Madrid, and Partizan, and he returned to Rad at the start of his senior career.
The pacey winger was part of Drina Zvornik, Sloboda Tuzla, Jagodina, Radnicki Pirot, Kolubara, and Proleter Novi Sad as well before joining Dundalk. Colovic made his Dundalk debut on March 6, 2020 in a 4-0 win at Finn Harps. He scored his first goal for the Lilywhites in a 3-1 loss to Sligo Rovers five months late.
His main position is right winger, but he is used as a left winger as well. Stefan Colovic has yet to earn a call-up for the Serbia national team. His preferred foot is left, and he has a contract with Dundalk until December 2021.
Highlighted Team (Arsenal):
Arsenal are regarded as one of the best English teams. The Gunners have won 12 FA Cup trophies, 13 league titles and two League Cups, but they have yet to lift the Champions League trophy. Arsene Wenger’s team were on the verge of beating Barcelona in the Champions League final back in 2006, but they eventually failed to win the prestigious title.
Arsenal used to play their homes at Highbury, but in 2006 they moved to the Emirates Stadium. The capacity of the stadium is 60,260. The Gunners won their last Premier League trophy back in 2004, with the capital club going through the season without a single loss. The likes of Thierry Henry, Denis Bergkamp and Robert Pires were part of the team back then, but Arsenal have not won the league trophy ever since.
Arsenal was founded by Woolwich munitions workers as Dial Square back in 1886. It is well known that Tottenham Hotspur are Arsenal’s fiercest rivals and there have always been fireworks when the two local rivals meet in the North London derby.