Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Back in 1986 Steaua did well to win the European Cup and coach Laurentiu Reghecampf is on a quest to bring glory days back to Bucharest. However, the Romanian outfit have yet to record a win in the 2016/2017 Europa League campaign. Following a 2-0 loss to Osmanlispor, Steaua shared the spoils with Villarreal in their second group game and they are now on a quest to record their first win in Group L. The Ros-Albastrii head into Thursday’s football match following a 1-0 loss to Gaz Metan in the national championship and that is one of the reasons why we are not tempted to put our money on the hosts this time out. Their next rivals Zurich did well to beat Osmanlispor in their second group game and seeing that the Swiss team suffered only one loss in previous 15 games in all competitions, we predict that the visitors will pick up at least one point from Thursday’s Europa League game.
Highlighted Team (FC Zurich):
Zurich were founded in 1896 and six years later they won their first Swiss Super League title. In the 2008/2009 season der Stadtclub the club won their 12th domestic trophy and, as a result, they are regarded as one of the biggest clubs in Switzerland. Zurich made it to the Champions League (European Cup) on two occasions.
The Swiss outfit faced Real Madrid in the semis of the elite competition in the 1963/1964 season, but Spanish giants Real Madrid proved to be a big catch for them. In the 1967/1977 season Zurich were beaten by Liverpool in the European Cup semis, with the Swiss team losing both legs. Der Stadtclub play their home games at Letzigrund and the capacity of the stadium is 25 000.
It has to be noted that the likes of Shabani Nonda, Josip Drmic, Rosario Martinelli, Ike Shorunmu, Daniel Gygax, Blerim Dzemaili, Jurica Jerkovic, Iulian Filipescu played for the club in the past. Zurich’s home colours are white and blue.