Our prediction for this Europa League match:
After surviving FK Pardubice in the national championship, Slavia Prague will look to give fans yet another reason to celebrate when they take on Servette at Stade de Geneve in their Europa League opener. The Czechs have been showing signs of improvement of late and, as a result, they are seen as favourites to win Thursday’s encounter. The likes of Pech, Sinyan, and Hromada should miss out with injuries for the visiting team.
Servette, on the other hand, faced no difficulties in the Swiss Cup triumph (4-1) over Bulle, but they will have a mountain to climb in the Europa League clash. Slavia Prague are a more experienced side than Servette and we predict that the visitors are going to pick up all three points from the match. As for the home side, defender Bradley Mazikou is pushing for a start after scoring a brace at the weekend.
Highlighted Player (Ondrej Kolar ):
Born in Liberec, Czech Republic on October 17, 1994, Ondrej Kolar is a towering goalkeeper who plays for Slavia Prague. Kolar started his youth career at his hometown club Liberec, and he continued playing for the White-Blues at senior level.
After making 30 league appearances for the club, he move to Slavia Prague in 2018. It has to be noted that he played for Varnsdorf on loan as well during his spell with Liberec. The Czech shot-stopper has established himself as a first-team regular at Slavia Prague where he became the most expensive goalkeeper in the Czech First League history.
Speaking of his international career, the 193-cm-tall goalkeeper made his debut for the national team on November 17, 2019 in the Euro 2020 qualifying match against Bulgaria. His preferred foot is right, and he wears the No. 1 jersey at Slavia Prague. His contract with the capital club should expire in June 2022.
Highlighted Team (Slavia Prague):
Slavia Prague is considered one of the most famous teams in Czech Republic. The Cervenobili won the Czechoslovak First League on 13 occasions and they lifted their fourth Czech First League in 2017. Despite winning the domestic trophy in the 2016/2017 season, Slavia Prague eventually failed to book their place in the Champions League group stages as they were beaten by APOEL of Cyprus in the play-offs. Sparta Prague are regarded as Slavia’s fiercest rivals and the two teams face each other in the Prague derby.
The club was founded on November 2, 1892 and it has to be noted that the club was initially focused on cycling. In March 1896 Slavia Prague recorded their first ever victory, with the team beating AC Prague 5-0. The Cervenobili play their home games at Eden Arena and the capacity of the venue is 19.084 (football). Slavia Prague are well known for their red and white shirts and white shorts.