Our football match prediction:
Young Boys have no other choice but to go all guns blazing at Olympiakos in Thursday’s football match as they are three points behind the Greek outfit in Group B. The Swiss side suffered a 1-0 loss to APOEL in Cyprus in their last group game and despite the fact that they will adopt an attack-minded approach against Olympiakos, we do not believe that away win should be considered in this one. The Thrylos rolled over Astana (4-1) in Piraeus and thanks to a 1-1 draw with the Kazakhstan outfit they moved one step closer to booking their place in the Europa League knockout stages. It is well known that over the years Olympiakos have turned their Stadio Georgios Karaiskaki into a real fortress and we predict that the hosts are going to pick up all three points from Thursday’s Europa League clash. Paulo Bento’s men are high on confidence at the moment as they rolled over Panathinaikos in the local derby at the weekend.
Highlighted Player (Omar Elabdellaoui):
Omar Elabdellaoui is a footballer of Moroccan descent who represents Norway on the international stage. Elabdellaoui made his Norway debut in August 2013 in a friendly match against Sweden. He spent 72 minutes on the field, playing as a right back. Speaking of his club career, the 179-cm-tall footballer played for Manchester City youth team from 2008 and 2011, but he did not make his Man City debut at senior level. After ending his loan spells with Stromsgodset and Feyenoord he moved to Eintracht Braunshweig in 2013. On 10 May, 2013 he signed a permanent deal with the German outfit and it has to be noted that he scored one goal in 43 league appearances for die Lowen. In June 2014 he signed a contract with Olympiakos of Greece and he made his debut with the club on 23 August in a 3-1 victory over Niki Volos. Omar Elabdellaoui is capable of playing as both right back and a right midfielder. He was born on 5 December, 1991 in Oslo.
Highlighted Team (Young Boys):
Just five years after its foundation Young Boys won their first Swiss Super League trophy (1903). The capital club won no less than 11 domestic trophies in the 20th century, but they have been in Basel’s shadow in the last two decades. Young Boys won their last Swiss Super League title back in 1986, while lifting their last Swiss Cup trophy in 1987. The Yellow and Blacks welcome their rivals at Stade de Suisse, which acts as a national stadium and it has to be noted that they play their home games on artificial turf. Swiss football legend Stephane Chapuisat played for the club in the past and you should bear in mind that former Yugoslavia coach Vujadin Boskov played for the Stade de Suisse outfit in the past as well. Young Boys played their first official game on 29 June, 1898 and they shared the spoils with Institute Grunau back then. The Swiss team participated in the 2016/2017 Champions League qualifiers, but they failed to make it to the group stages of the elite competition.