Our football match prediction:
Lyngby will be looking to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they take on Krasnodar at Stadion FK Krasnodar in the Europa League third qualifying round, first leg. The Danish side are eyeing their fifth consecutive win in the Europa League as they outplayed Bangor City and Slovan Bratislava in previous two qualifying rounds. Lyngby are high on confidence ahead of the trip to Russia, but beating Krasnodar on the road is easier said than done. David Jean Nielsen’s men would be more than happy with the share of spoils and we predict that the visitors will adopt a defence-minded approach in Thursday’s football match. The Russian side kicked off the new domestic campaign with a 2-1 win over Rubin Kazan, with Ricardo Laborde scoring a brace. The Colombian attacker aims to add more goals to his account and the opposition defenders are likely to have their work cut out for them when facing the 29-year-old footballer.
Highlighted Team (Krasnodar):
Krasnodar are one of several Russian clubs that were founded in the 21st century (2008). The Byki were promoted to the Russian Premier League in 2011 and they were playing under Serbian tactician Slavoljub Muslin back then. Krasnodar finished the 2014/2015 season in third place in the standings and that is regarded as the club’s biggest success. The club’s biggest rivals are Kuban Krasnodar and there have always been fireworks when the two teams take on each other in the local derby. The Bulls participated in the 2015/2016 Europa League group stages and it has to be noted that they managed to beat star-studded Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund in front of home fans. However, they failed to make life difficult for Sparta Prague in the last 32, losing 4-0 to the Czech outfit on aggregate. Krasnodar play their home matches at Krasnodar Stadium, the venue that was built in 2016. The capacity of the stadium is 33,000.