Our football match prediction:
Slavia Prague kicked off their Europa League campaign with a 1-0 win over Maccabi Tel Aviv, but they are on a three-game winless run in Group A ahead of Thursday’s football match against the Israeli outfit. The Czechs aim to make amends for a 2-0 loss to Villarreal and a win over Maccabi would see them regain their spot in top in Group A. Considering that the hosts have collected only one point from possible 12 in the process, we are not tempted to put our money on the rock-bottom team. The Cervenobili are not regarded as good travelers, but given the importance of the match for the visitors, we believe that there is a big value in betting on Jaroslav Silhavy’s men. Tomas Necid scored the winner for Slavia Prague in the 1-0 win over Maccabi at Eden Arena, thus the opposition defenders should have him at bay.
Highlighted Player (Jose Rodriguez):
Jose Rodriguez is a professional footballer who was born in Villajoyosa, Alicante on 16 December, 1994. Rodriguez started his senior career at Real Madrid B, playing 60 matches for Castilla between 2012 and 2014. He made his debut for Real Madrid on 1 December, 2012 in a 2-0 win over Atletico Madrid in the local derby. Three days later Rodriguez became the youngest footballer ever to play for los Blancos in the Champions League as he came as a substitute in a 4-1 win over Ajax. He played for Deportivo La Coruna on loan in the 2014/2015 campaign and he joined Galatasaray at the end of the season. However, he made just 14 league appearances for the Turkish side and in 2016 he moved to Germany. Rodriguez joined Mainz on 1 July, 2016 and his contract with the Bundesliga club expires on 30 June, 2020. His main position is central midfield, but he is capable of playing as both attacking midfielder and a right winger. Juan Rodriguez has six caps for Spain U21 team.
Highlighted Team (Slavia Prague):
Slavia Prague are considered one of the most famous teams in Czech Republic. The Cervenobili won the Czechoslovak First League on 13 occasions and they lifted their fourth Czech First League in 2017. Despite winning the domestic trophy in the 2016/2017 season, Slavia Prague eventually failed to book their place in the Champions League group stages as they were beaten by APOEL of Cyprus in the play-offs. Sparta Prague are regarded as Slavia’s fiercest rivals and the two teams face each other in the Prague derby. The club was founded on November 2, 1892 and it has to be noted that the club was initially focused on cycling. In March 1896 Slavia Prague recorded their first ever victory, with the team beating AC Prague 5-0. The Cervenobili play their home games at Eden Arena and the capacity of the venue is 19.084 (football). Slavia Prague are well known for their red and white shirts and white shorts.