Our prediction for this Europa League match:
After failing to impress in the Champions League double-header with Dynamo Kiev, Fenerbache will look to get back on course when they host Slovacko to their Ulker Stadyumu in the Europa League third qualifying round, first leg. Fenerbahce chiefs did well to reinforce the squad in the summer, and, it is no wonder the bookies see them as favourites to beat the Czech outfit in Istanbul.
Ecuador star striker Enner Valencia is likely to lead the line for the hosts, while midfielder Ismail Yuksek misses the game through suspension. Slovacko, on the other hand, kicked off the new domestic campaign with a 2-2 draw with Brno. Anyhow, Fenerbahce are a more experienced team, and we predict that they are going to prove their worth on the field. It has to be noted that the two teams have never met before in European competitions.
Highlighted Player (Enner Valencia):
Enner Valencia is a prolific 26-year-old striker who plays for West Ham United in the English Premier League. Nicknamed “Superman”, Valencia started his career with Emelec in 2010. He enjoyed league success with Emelec and was awarded the “Copa Sudamericana Golden Boot” in 2013.
He also played for Pachuca in Mexico winning the Liga MX Golden Boot in 2014. His goal-scoring record and pace caught the attention of West Ham which bought him for an estimated £12 million in July 2014. At international level, Valencia made his debut in 2012 and has represented the country in 24 games so far. He is one of Ecuador’s top ten goal scorers of all time with 14 goals.
He has already represented Ecuador at the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2015 Copa America tournaments. Enner Valencia is Ecuador’s joint top scorer – along with Agustin Delgado – in World Cup tournaments with three goals.