Our football match prediction:
Copenhagen failed to impress in the qualifiers for the Champions League earlier this term and they continue to struggle in the group stages of the Europa League. The Danish champions have netted no more than one goal in the process to date, but it has to be noted that they shared the spoils with each of their three rivals in Group F: Lokomotiv Moscow (0-0), Sheriff (0-0) and Zlin. Copenhagen are determined to make it to the last 32 of the competition and a win over Zlin would see them move a little closer to meeting the goal. The Czech side experienced all sorts of problems at the back in their first away game of the process, with the team losing 3-0 to Lokomotiv in Moscow and that is the main reason why we predict Stale Solbakken’s men will pick up all three points from Thursday’s football match.
Highlighted Player (Mathias Jorgensen):
Son to a Danish mother and a Gambian father, Mathias Jorgensen is a 26-year-old centre back who started his career with F.C. Copenhagen in 2007. During his first spell with the Danish powerhouse, Jorgensen struggled with injuries that hampered his early career with Copenhagen, but the powerful defender succeeded in becoming an important first-team player for the club earning the captain’s armband in 2011. Five year after his senior debut with the club, Jorgensen moved to Dutch side PSV Eindhoven where he struggled for playing time in the first team and ended up playing only 14 matches over the course of two years. Zenka, as he is commonly referred to in Denmark with his nickname originating from the movie Cool Runnings, returned to Copenhagen in 2014 and has so far featured in over 65 league matches for the club. Mathias Jorgensen moved through all youth ranks of the Denmark national team and was given his first full senior cap in 2008.
Highlighted Team (Zlin):
FC Zlin are a Czech football club which was founded back in 1919. The club have yet to win the domestic trophy, but they did well to win the Czechoslovak Cup in the 1969/1970 season, while clinching the Czech Cup trophy in 2017. Over the year the Sevci have established themselves as a first-team regular in the Czech Liga and they finished the 2016/2017 season in sixth place in the standings. Thanks to the triumph over Opava in the Czech Cup final Zlin booked their place in the Europa League group stages. The club play their home games at Letna Stadion and the stadium can hold 6.375 people. Zdenek Grygera is one of the most notable footballers who played for Zlin in the past. The defender played for the Sevci in the 1997/1998 season and he scored one goal in 20 appearances in the league for the club. Zlin play their home games in yellow shirts and blue shorts, while their wear white jerseys and white shorts when playing on the travels.