Our prediction for this Europa League match:
After failing to impress in the Champions League qualifiers, Sherrif Tiraspol will be looking to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they host Dundalk at their Stadionul Sheriff. The Zholto-chornyye have established themselves as the dominant force in the Moldavian elite division, but they have yet to record a good result in the Europa League. Anyhow, Sheriff, who are leading the chase for the domestic trophy, are high on confidence ahead of the visit of Dundalk.
The Lilywhites, on the other hand, aim to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Inter Escaldes. Seeing that the Irish are likely to adopt a defence-minded approach in Thursday’s football match, we are tempted to put our money on under 2.5 goals. It has to be noted that under 2.5 goals have been netted in three of Sheriff’s last four games in the Europa League.
Highlighted Player (Veaceslav Posmac):
Veaceslav Posmac is a Moldavian footballer who was born in Chisinau on November 7, 1990. The right-footed defender currently plays for Sheriff Tiraspol as a centre-back, but he started his senior career at Stantul Gheorghe. It has to be noted that he played for his home-town club Dacia Chisinau from 2012 to 2017.
Veaceslav Posmac made his Sheriff debut on July 9, 2017 in a 5-0 win over Zaria and he did remarkably well to score on his debut. The 188-cm tall defender plays for Moldova as well and he made his debut for the national team in a 2-1 win over Kyrgyzstan on June 14, 2013.
Veaceslav Posmac scored his first ever goal for Moldova on January 15, 2014in a 2-1 loss to Norway. The Moldavian defender is very good in the air and despite the fact that his main position is centre-back he often scores goals after set-pieces. Veaceslav Posmac wears No. 90 on his shirt.
Highlighted Team (Dundalk):
Dundalk are the second most successful club in the Republic of Ireland in the term of titles won. In 2015 Dundalk clinched their 11th Premier Division trophy and the same season they lifted their 10th FAI Cup title. The club was founded in 1903 and their biggest rivals are Drogheda United.
The Lilywhites made it to the 2016/2017 Europa League group stages and, against all odds, they shared the spoils with AZ Alkmaar in Netherlands on their debut in Group D. Dundalk play their home matches at Oriel Park and the capacity of the stadium is 4,500 (3,000 seated). The venue was opened in 1919 and in 2005 the pitch was converted to an all-weather surface, becoming the first ever Irish club to do so.
Their home colours are white and black, whilst they play their away games in black jerseys with yellow stripes and black shorts. Joey Donnelly is one of the notable footballers who played for Dundalk in the past as he scored 141 goals for the club in all competitions.