Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Ferencvaros and Monaco face each other at Groupama Arena in a highly-anticipated Europa League game. Ferencvaros aim to retain top position in Group H, but they will have a big fish to fry in Thursday’s clash. Both Civic and Laidouni are likely to miss the game with injuries, while Wingo and Kovacevic are back to contention after missing out against Crvena Zvezda.
Les Rouges et Blancs, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a 4-3 loss to Lille. Monaco have a chance to climb to top two in Group H, and seeing that they will go for a win in Thursday’s showdown, we are tempted to put our money on over 2.5 goals. Mohamed Camara is back from a domestic ban, while all Aguilar, Akliouche, and Geubbels are out of contention through injuries. Earlier in the process Ferencvaros defeated Monaco thanks to Balint Vecsei’s goal.
Highlighted Player (Breel Embolo):
Born in Younde, Cameroon on February 14, 1997, Breel Embolo is a striker who plays for Bundesliga side Schalke 04. Embolo began his youth career at Nordstern back in 2008, but two years later he moved to Old Boys.
In 2010 the Switzerland international joined Basel and he continued playing for the RotBlau at senior level. After scoring 21 goals in 61 appearances for the club in the Swiss Super League, Breel Embolo signed a five-year deal with Schalke 04 in June, 2016 for a fee of €20 million.
The Schalke striker made his Bundesliga debut on August 27 in a 1-0 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt. Speaking of his international career, Breel Embolo has four caps for Switzerland U21 team and he made his senior debut on March 31, 2015 in a 1-1 draw with United States of America. Embolo is very powerful striker, he is technically strong, he has explosive pace and a composed finisher.
Highlighted Team (Monaco):
Though based in Monaco, Les Rouges et Blances – as they are commonly referred to – play their games in the French football league system. Members of the top tier Ligue 1, Monaco play their home matches at the Stade Louis II in Fontvieille in front of 18,500 people. The Principality club boasts a turbulent history, which saw Monaco reach the highest heights of both domestic and international scene, but also get relegated to the amateur leagues at the very beginnings and to Ligue 2 in 2010-11 season.
The following year AS Monaco were acquired by the Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev, whose heavy investments turned the Principality club into one of the biggest spenders in Europe in 2013 and reestablishing its place among Europe’s top clubs.
AS Monaco have had notable European results in the modern football era having been runners-up in the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup in 1992 and the UEFA Champions League in 2004. One of the most successful clubs in France AS Monaco have so far won seven league titles and five Coupe de France trophies.