Our football match prediction:
Astana did not kick off their Europa League campaign in style, with the team suffering a 2-1 loss to APOEL in Nicosia in their opener and they are certainly determined to grab something from Thursday’s football match against Young Boys. The Kazakhs head into the game following back-to-back wins over Aktobe and Ordabasy in the national championship and it remains to be seen if they are capable of beating Young Boys in Bern. The Swiss team did well to shock Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League qualifiers, but Borussia M’gladbach proved to be a big catch for Adolf Hutter’s troops. Young Boys were beaten by Olympiakos in the opening match of their Europa League campaign and, no doubt, they will go for a win in the clash against Astana. Taking everything into account, we predict that both teams will find the net in Thursday’s encounter.
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.