Our football match prediction:
Considering that Celta Vigo recorded a hard-fought 3-2 win over Genk at their Estadio de Balaidos a close encounter appears on the cards in the second leg. Os Celeste aim to defend their slim lead in Thursday’s football match at Luminus Arena, but coach Eduardo Berizzo must warn his men against complacency. Celta head into the game following a thrilling 3-0 win at Granada and that is certainly giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the trip to Belgium. Genk scored two away goals in the first leg, but they need to beat the La Liga side in front of home fans if they are to advance to the Europa League semi-finals. De Smurfen rolled over Gent in the last 16 and it has to be noted that they are on an eight-game unbeaten run in the competition. As previously mentioned, a close encounter appears on the horizon and there is every chance the two teams will share the spoils in the return leg.
Highlighted Player (Omar Colley):
Omar Colley is a football player from Gambia who plays for Genk as a defender. Colley is a product of Wallidan’s youth school and he made 15 appearances for the first team as well. In 2012 he joined Real de Banjul and it has to be noted that he scored one goal in 17 league games for the club. At the end of the season (2013) he decided to move to Finland, signing a deal with KuPS. Despite trialing with several 2. Bundesliga sides, he joined Djurgardens of Sweden in August, 2014. After making 44 league appearances for the Swedish outfit, he moved to Genk in the summer of 2016. Omar Colley represented Gambia at the 2009 African U17 Championship and he certainly helped his national team win the tournament. The defender who was born in Banjul on 24 October, 1992, made his debut for the first team in 2012. Omar Colley has a contract with Genk which expires on 30 June, 2019.
Highlighted Team (Celta de Vigo):
Celta de Vigo is a Spanish football club from Vigo in the Galicia region. The club was founded in 1923 after a fusion between Real Club Fortuna de Vigo and Real Vigo Sporting. From 1997 until 2003 Celta de Vigo managed to become a strong team in the Primera Division. Highlight was season 2003/2004 where the club managed to reach the knock out stage of the Champions League but in the same season the team got downgraded to the Segunda Division.Celta de Vigo hosts it’s home games in the Estadio Balaidos stadium which holds a capacity of 31 8000 seats. The club colors of Celta de Vigo are baby blue and white. The club is known by the nickname Celtinas and their biggest rival is Deportivo la Coruna which is from the same region as Celta de Vigo. The biggest achievement of Celta de Vigo is winning the Intertoto cup in 2000 and reaching the final of the Copa del Rey in 1948, 1994 and 2001. Known players that wore the Celta de Vigo jersey are Jordi Cruyff, Diego Costa, Sasa Illic, Makelele, Nene and Sylvinho.