Our football match prediction:
Konyaspor failed to impress in the Europa League last season, but they have been producing fine displays in the European competition this term. The Turkish outfit produced a fine display in a 1-0 loss to Olympique Marseille in their opener and they did well to beat Vitoria Guimaraes in front of home fans in their second group game. Konyaspor are eager to make it to the knockout stages and we are positive that they will go for a win in Thursday’s football game against Slazburg. The Red Bulls kicked off their Europa League campaign with a 1-1 draw with Vitoria Guimaraes and they head into the game against Konyaspor following a 1-0 win over Olympique Marseille. Salzburg are seen as favourites to win Thursday’s clash, but seeing that their performances on the road leave a lot to be desired, we predict that the two teams will share the spoils at Konya Buyuksehir Belediye Stadyumu.
Highlighted Player (Ömer Ali Sahiner):
Born in Yenisehir on January 2, 1992 Omer Ali Sahiner is a Turkish footballer who plays for Konyaspor in Super Lig. Ali Sahiner began his career at the youth team of Karabag and he played for the club from 2004 to 2007. In 2007 he moved to Konya Sekerspor and he continued playing for the club at senior level. After scoring 19 goals in 82 appearances in the league for Konya Sekerspor, the pacey winger joined Konyaspor. Omer Ali Sahiner moved to Konyaspor in 2012, signing a five-year deal with the Turkish club. His main position is right wing, but he is capable of playing as both right-back and a left winger as well. His contract with Konyaspor should expire on June 30, 2019. Speaking of his international career, Omer Ali Sahiner has seven caps for Turkey U21 team, but he has yet to make his debut for the Turkey national football team at senior level. The Konyaspor winger wears the No.7 shirt at the club.
Highlighted Team (Red Bull Salzburg):
Salzburg are a professional football club that compete in Austrian Bundesliga. The club’s main sponsors are Red Bull and, as a result, they are well known under the name of the Red Bulls. The club was founded on 13 September, 1933 and they won their first Austrian Bundesliga trophy in 1994. Salzburg quickly established themselves as the dominant force in the national championship and they are the most successful Austrian club in the 21st century. It has to be noted that they won their tenth Austrian Premier League trophy in 2016, finishing the season nine points clear of second-placed Rapid Wien. The Red Bulls welcome their rivals at Red Bull Arena, the stadium that was opened on 8 March, 2008. The capacity of the venue is 31 895. Salzburg participated in the 1993/1994 UEFA Cup final, but Italian side proved to be a big catch for the Austrian outfit. Inter recorded a 2-0 win over Salzburg in the final (on aggregate).