Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Tynecastle Park will host Thursday’s Europa League qualifier between Hearts and Zurich. The Scots aim to overcome a one-goal deficit in front of home fans, and we are positive that they will fight tooth and nail against Zurich. DR Congo international Beni Baningime has been struggling with injury of late, but he should be the only absentee in the home team. Franco Coda’s charges, on the other hand, are likely to adopt a defence-minded approach in the return leg.
Zurich, though, produce much better showings at home than on the travels, which is probably the main reason why we are going to bet on the Scottish side. It has to be noted that Franco Coda rested several first-team regulars in a 4-0 win over Cham. The 56-year-old German tactician, though, is likely to field the best possible side against Hearts.
Highlighted Player (Liam Boyce):
Liam Boyce is a Northern Ireland international who plays for Burton Albion in the League One. Boyce was born in Belfast on April 8, 1991 and he started his senior career at Cliftonville.
The 184-cm tall attacker played for the likes of Werder Bremen II and Ross County as well before becoming Burton Albion’s record signing in the 2017 summer transfer window.Liam Boyce missed almost entire 2017/2018 season through a serious knee injury, returning to action on February 3, 2018. Speaking of his international career, Boyce made his Northern Ireland debut against Scotland on February 9, 2011, coming as a substitute for Niall McGinn.
Six years later, on June 2, 2017, he scored his first goal for the Northern Ireland national team in a 1-0 win over New Zealand. Liam Boyce’s main position is centre-forward, but he is capable of producing fine performances as a second striker as well.