Our football match prediction:
Despite dominating the game at their Merkur Arena, Sturm Graz eventually suffered a 1-0 loss to Mladost Podgorica in the first leg of the Europa League second qualifying round. The Blackies failed to turn their dominance into goals in the 1-0 loss to Mladost, but they are definitely capable of overcoming the deficit. Coach Franco Foda rested several first-team regulars in Sunday’s Austrian Cup match against Hard, but his men recorded a routine 3-0 win over the lower-league team. Sturm aim to build on the victory and seeing that the Montenegrins will be without former Crvena Zvezda star Andrija Kaludjerovic in Thursday’s football match, we predict that the Austrian side will advance to the third round of the Europa League qualifiers. Fabian Schubert, who scored a brace in the 3-0 win over Hard at the weekend, is widely expected to return to the starting line-up.