Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Against all odds, Spartak Trnava suffered a 2-0 loss to Radnik Bijeljina in the first leg of the Europa League first qualifying round. The Bosnian side claimed a major scalp in the first leg and they are now on a quest to defend their two-goal led in Slovakia. However, considering that Spartak Trnava are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we do not believe that the Bosnians are capable of grabbing something from the game.
The hosts have no other choice but to go all guns blazing at Radnik Bijeljina and given the away team’s lack of experience in European competitions, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed from the trip to Slovakia. In their last home game in the Europa League Spartak Trnava defeated Fenerbahce, which is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of Thursday’s football match.
Highlighted Player (Vakhtang Chanturishvili):
Vakhtang Chanturishvili is a Georgia international who is a product of Sasco Tbilisi football academy. After making 14 appearances for Norchi Dinamoeli Tbilisi, Vakhtang Chanturishvili continued his senior career at Zestafoni, where he scored 2 goals in 21 appearances for the club.
From 2015 to 2016 Chanturishvili played for the most famous Georgian side Dinamo Tbilisi and in 2017 he moved to Oleksandriya of Ukraine. Nowadays the Georgian footballer plays for Slovakian side Spartak Trnava, who booked their place in the 2018/2019 Europa League group stages.
Speaking of his international career, Chanturishvili made his Georgia debut in May 2016 in a 3-1 loss to Slovakia. Chanturishvili started the match, but he was substituted by Levan Kenia after 45 minutes. His main position is left midfielder, but he is used as a central midfielder as well. The Spartak Trnava footballer was born in Ozurgeti (Georgia) on August 5, 1993. His preferred foot is left.
Highlighted Team (FC Spartak Trnava):
Founded in May, 1923, Spartak Trnava are a Slovakian side that won the Czechoslovak First League on five occasions. Spartak Trnava won their first title in 1968 and five years later they won their last domestic trophy in Czechoslovakia. Speaking of the Slovak top flight, the White Angels won the domestic trophy in the 2017/2018 season, with the team finishing the process nine points clear of second-placed Slovan Bratislava.
Spartak Trnava wear black shirts with red stripes when playing at home, while the colour of their away kit is white. The White Angels play their home games at Stadion Antona Malatinskeho, the stadium which was opened in 1921. The venue can hold up to 19,200 spectators.
The likes of Jozef Adames, Igor Balis, Bello Babatounde, Karol Dobias, Vladimir Hagara, Matus Conka, Lubomir Luhovy, Jean Paul Farrugia and Dusan Kabat are some of the club’s most notable footballers. Slovan Bratislava are considered Spartak Trnava’s main rivals.