Our prediction for this Europa League match:
After suffering back-to-back losses to the likes of Sporting Lisbon and Arsenal, Qarabag will be aiming to give fans some cheer when they host Vorskla at their Tofiq Behramov adina Respublika stadionu on Thursday evening. Qarabag have yet to find the net in the Europa League this season, but they will not have a better chance than this to do so. Vorskla have been struggling at the back in Group E, with the team conceding six goals in defeats to Arsenal and Sporting and that is probably the main reason why we are tempted to put our money on the Azeri. This has to go down as a must-win game for the hosts, who are likely to prove their worth on the field. A man to watch in the home team will be Switzerland attacker Emeghara, who has been scoring goals for fun in the national championship this term.
Highlighted Player (Wilde-Donald Guerrier):
Wilde-Donald Guerrier is considered one of the best Haiti footballers. Guerrier played for Violette AC and America des Cayes before joining Polish side Wisla Krakow in 2013. After scoring 20 goals in 75 appearances for the Biala Gwiazda, the Haiti international moved to Turkey, signing a deal with Alanyaspor.
In 2017 Wild-Donald Guerrier joined Qarabag and he has been playing for the Azeri side ever since. He scored his first ever goal in the Champions League on July 11, 2017 in Qarabag’s 5-0 win over Samtredia in the qualifiers for the group stages of the elite competition. Qarabag became the first team to reach the group stages of the Champions League in the 2017/2018 season.
Speaking of his international career, Wild-Donald Guerrier scored his first goal for Haiti in a 2-1 loss to Spain in June, 2013. His main position is left-back, but he is used as a left midfielder as well. Guerrier’s preferred foot is left.
Highlighted Team (Vorskla Poltava):
Founded in 1955, Vorskla Poltava are Ukranian team who compete in the Ukrainian Premier League. The Zeleno-Bili (Green-Whites) are not considered one of the best Ukrainian sides and they have always been in Dinamo Kiev and Shakhtar Donetsk’s shadow. Vorskla Poltava have yet to win the national championship, but it has to be noted that they finished third on two occasions (1996/1997, 2017/2018).
Speaking of the Ukrainian Cup, Vorskla Poltava won the competition in 2009, with the team beating star-studded Shakhtar Donetsk in the title game. Vasyl Sachko scored the winner in the 50th minute of the match. Vorskla play their home games at Butovsky Vorskla Stadium, the venue which was opened back in May, 1951.
The capacity of the stadium located in Poltava is 24,795. Vorskla’s largest group of fans is Crew of Golden Eagle. The Ukranian side wear white shirts and white shorts when playing at home, while their away colours are green and white.