Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Omonia and Antwerp take on each other in a highly-anticipated Europa League qualifier at Neo GSP Stadium. The Cypriotes were anything but impressive in the double-header with Flora, but they eventually eliminated the Estonians on penalties. Omonia will have a much bigger fish to fry in Thursday’s football match; therefore, we do not believe that home win should be considered. It has to be noted that the Green-Whites have yet to kick off the new domestic campaign.
The Jupiler League outfit, on the other hand, have been showing signs of improvement of late, with the team sharing the spoils with Charleroi, while rolling over Standard in the national championship. Both Nsimba and Coopman are sidelined through injuries, but they should be the only absentees in the away team. Anyhow, we believe that punters can find value in betting on the Belgians as they are more of a team than Omonia.
Highlighted Player (Adam Lang):
Adam Lang is a Hungarian footballer who plays for Dijon as a centre-back. The centre-back is a product of Veszprem football academy and he continued playing for the club at senior level. Lang scored three goals in 44 appearances in the league for Veszprem, but he played for Gyor and Videoton in his homeland as well.
The player who was born on January 17, 1993 made 57 appearances for Gyor, while playing 23 games for Videoton in the Hungarian top flight. In the autumn of 2016 Adam Lang joined French club Dijon and he has been playing for the Mustards ever since.
The Hungarian defender played 19 games for Dijon in the 2016-17 Ligue 1 campaign, but he failed to find the net for Olivier Dall’ Oglio’s troops during the season. Adam Lang has five caps for Hungary U21 team and he made his debut for the senior team on May 22, 2014 in a 2-2 draw with Denmark.
Highlighted Team (Antwerp):
Founded back in 1880, Antwerp is one of the oldest clubs in Belgium. The Great Old welcome their rivals at Bosuilstadion, the venue with the capacity of 16,144 people. Antwerp are well known for their red home kits, with the team wearing white shirts and white jerseys when playing on the travels.
Over the years Antwerp have been trying to close the gap between Belgian giants Anderlecht and Club Brugge, but they have yet to win the title in the recent history. The Great Old clinched their first domestic trophy back in 1929, with the team repeating the success two years later. The third and the fourth titles came in 1944 and 1957 respectively.
Beerschot A.C. are considered the club’s fiercest rivals, but they have a rivalry with Club Brugge as well. The club chiefs had a long-term partnership with famous English club Manchester United in the past, with Antwerp taking young footballers on loan to Old Trafford.