Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Liberec and Hoffenheim face each other at Stadion u Nisy in the Europa League group stages round 4. Liberec kicked off their Europa League campaign in style, with the team beating Gent at home, but they head into Thursday’s football match following back-to-back defeats to Crvena Zvezda and Hoffenheim. The hosts are desperate to grab something from the game, but given their shaky defence, home win should not be considered.
The Bundesliga side, on the other hand, have some selection worries as all Dabbur, Vogt, and Adamyan have been tested positive for coronavirus. Andrej Kramaric, though, has recovered from the new virus, and we predict that the Croatian international is going to prove a handful for the opposition defenders. Hoffenheim are more of a team than Liberec, and seeing that the game will be played behind closed doors, we are positive that the Germans will keep their 100% record in Group L intact.
Highlighted Player (Filip Nguyen):
Filip Nguyen is a 190-cm tall Czech goalkeeper who plays for Slovan Liberec. Nguyen is a product of the Loko Vltavin football school, but in 2012 he joined famous Czech club Sparta Prague. As he did not see any game action with the capital club, the towering shot-stopper played for the likes of Novy Bydzov and Vlasim before joining Liberec.
Filip Nguyen has quickly established himself as a first-team regular with the Modrobili, making 26 appearances in the 2018/19 Czech First League campaign. Nguyen, who is of Vietnamese descent, was supposed to represent their national team in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, but he eventually received a call-up for the Czech Republic national team.
However, he did not make his debut on September 4, 2020 against Slovakia as the entire Czech squad was tested positive for coronavirus. Nguyen’s preferred foot is right and he wears the No. 1 shirt at Liberec.
Highlighted Team (Hoffenheim):
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim is a German sport club from Hoffenheim in the Baden-Wurttemberg region. The football division played in season 2001/2002 for the first time in the Regionalliga Sud: the third highest football division in Germany. In 2007 the club managed to get to the 2. Bundesliga. One year later in 2007/2008 the club even managed to reach the Bundesliga .
Hoffenheim plays its home games in the Rhein-Neckar-Arena Rhein-Neckar-Arena which was built in 1999. The venue holds a capacity of 32 000 and is one of the most modern stadiums in Germany. The club colors of Hoffenheim are blue and white. The most known nickname for the club is Hoffe. The most famous football player that played for Hoffenheim was Luiz Gustavo.