Our football match prediction:
Lokomotiv Moscow have been producing fine performances in the Russian Premier League at the start of the season and they sit in top four in the standings ahead of Thursday’s football game against Copenhagen. The capital club kicked off their Europa League campaign with a goalless draw against Copenhagen and they are now on a quest to record their first win of the process. Yury Semin’s men are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach against Zlin and we predict that the Russians are going to prove their worth on the field. Zlin have been having their ups and downs in the national championship in the first half of the season and seeing that they failed to impress in a goalless draw with Sheriff in their Europa League opener, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the hosts in this one. A man to watch in the home team will be Jefferson Farfan, who is likely to prove a handful for Zlin defenders.
Highlighted Player (Solomon Kvirkvelia):
Solomon Kvirkvelia is a Georgia international who plays for Russian side Lokomotiv Moscow as a centre-back. Kvirkvelia started his career at the youth team of Zenit Saint Petersburg and in 2010 he moved to Rubin Kazan. The 196-cm tall defender played for Rubin Kazan from 2011 to 2017 and then he joined fellow Russian side Lokomotiv Moscow. Solomon Kvirvelia made his Lokomotiv Moscow debut on March 5, 2017 in a 3-0 loss to Krylya Sovetov and he scored his first ever goal for the capital club on July 18, 2017 in a 1-0 victory over Arsenal Tula. The Lokomotiv Moscow centre back made his Moldova debut on March 5, 2014 in a friendly game against Liechtenstein. Speaking of his honours, it has to be noted that he won two Russian Cup titles with Rubin Kazan and Lokomotiv Moscow respectively. His main position is centre back, but he is used as a right-back as well. Kvirkvelia’s contract with Lokomotiv Moscow should expire on June 30, 2021.
Highlighted Team (Zlin):
FC Zlin are a Czech football club which was founded back in 1919. The club have yet to win the domestic trophy, but they did well to win the Czechoslovak Cup in the 1969/1970 season, while clinching the Czech Cup trophy in 2017. Over the year the Sevci have established themselves as a first-team regular in the Czech Liga and they finished the 2016/2017 season in sixth place in the standings. Thanks to the triumph over Opava in the Czech Cup final Zlin booked their place in the Europa League group stages. The club play their home games at Letna Stadion and the stadium can hold 6.375 people. Zdenek Grygera is one of the most notable footballers who played for Zlin in the past. The defender played for the Sevci in the 1997/1998 season and he scored one goal in 20 appearances in the league for the club. Zlin play their home games in yellow shirts and blue shorts, while their wear white jerseys and white shorts when playing on the travels.