Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Hoffenheim will be looking to cement top position in Group L when they host Liberec at their PreZero Arena on Thursday evening. The Bundesliga outfit have been scoring goals for fun in the Europa League group stages, and they are likely to go all guns blazing at the Modrobili. Key attacker Andrej Kramaric is rated doubtful for the match as he is still quarantined, but regardless of which players will be deployed in the starting XI, Hoffenheim should beat Liberec at home without any difficulties.
The Czech outfit, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 5-1 loss to Crvena Zvezda, and they are unlikely to spoil Hoffenheim’s party at PreZero Arena. The football has stopped in Czech Republic due to the fierce of coronavirus spread, which is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on the Bundesliga club.
Highlighted Player (Pavel Kaderabek):
Pavel Kaderabek is a Czech Republic defender born on 25 April 1992, who has enjoyed a bright start to his professional career. Coming through the youth ranks at Sparta Prague and gaining some first team experience during a loan spell with Viktoria Zizkov, the right-sided defender was finally able to show what he is capable of during the 2012/2013 season and he didn’t need a lot of time to make the next step in his career.
After scoring impressive 10 goals in 76 league appearances for Sparta Prague, Kaderabek joined Bundesliga side Hoffenheim in the summer of 2015, shortly after he had established himself as a starting right-back in the Czech Republic national team.
The talented footballer helped Repre make it to the Euro 2016 finals by starting 9 qualifying matches, once again proving his killer instinct by scoring two goals. Pavel Kaderabek looks set to become one of leading players of the new generation and a big club move may not be far away either.
Highlighted Team (Slovan Liberec):
Slovan Liberec are a professional football club that participate in Czech First League. The club were founded in 1958 and they won their first domestic trophy in 2002. The Modrobili won the national championship in 2006 as well, with the team finishing the season five points clear of second-placed Mlada Boleslav.
Six years later Slovan Liberec clinched their third domestic trophy, leaving the likes of Sparta Prague and Viktoria Plzen behind them in the standings. Speaking of the club’s European success, the Czech outfit made it to the UEFA Cup quarter-finals in 2002, but they failed to make life difficult for star-studded Borussia Dortmund in the two-legged tie.
The Modrobili welcome their rivals at Stadion u Nisy and the capacity of the stadium is 10 000. The venue was built in 1933, but it was renovated on two occasions (1995, 2001). Slovan Liberec play their home games in blue and white kits and the colour of their away kits is blue.