Our football match prediction:
Sassuolo did remarkably well to roll over Athletic Bilbao in their first group game, but Thursday’s football match against Genk will be anything but a walk in the park for the Neroverdi. It is well known that Sassuolo produce much better performances in front of home fans and we do not believe that away win should be considered this time out. Genk suffered a 3-2 loss to Rapid Wien in their Europa League opener and, no doubt, the Belgians will leave their hearts on the field in Thursday’s clash against Sassuolo. Peter Maes’ team are on a three-match winning run at home in the Europa League and they are widely expected to emerge triumphant in the game against Sassuolo. The hosts want this win more than the Italian outfit and we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed. The two teams meet for the first time ever in European competitions.
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 (Sassuolo):
US Sassuolo Calcio is an Italian football club from Sassuolo, state Modena in the Emilia-Romagna region. In the season 2012/2013 Sassuolo managed to promote to the Serie A before playing in the Serie B for four seasons. Sassuolo was founded in 1922 and is known for being one of the smaller teams in the Serie A. Sassuolo hosts it’s home games in the Stadio Citta del Tricolore which holds a capacity for approximately 21 000 spectators. Sassuolo is also known as i Neroverdi and plays at home in black and green. The biggest achievements in the club history were in 2007/2008 where the club won the Serie C1 and in season 2012/2013 were Sassuolo won the Serie B as well. Known players in the club history are Andrea Poli, Antonio Floro Flores, Simone Zaga and Reto Ziegler.