Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Buoyed by a 2-0 win over Olimpija in Ljubljana, Spartak Trnava take on the Slovenian side at their City Arena. Spartak Trnava failed to beat Serbian champions Crvena Zvezda in the Champions League third qualifying round, but they are on the right track to book their place in the Europa League group stages. The Slovak champions have been producing fine performances under Radoslav Latal in European competitions this term and they are once again likely to rely on counter-attack. Olimpija have no other choice but to go all guns blazing at Spartak Trnava, meaning that the hosts are likely to have a number of chances to score on break. Taking everything into account, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the hosts. It has to be noted, though, that the Slovaks will be without suspended defender Martin Toth in the return leg.
Highlighted Team (FC Spartak Trnava):
Founded in May, 1923, Spartak Trnava are a Slovakian side that won the Czechoslovak First League on five occasions. Spartak Trnava won their first title in 1968 and five years later they won their last domestic trophy in Czechoslovakia. Speaking of the Slovak top flight, the White Angels won the domestic trophy in the 2017/2018 season, with the team finishing the process nine points clear of second-placed Slovan Bratislava. Spartak Trnava wear black shirts with red stripes when playing at home, while the colour of their away kit is white. The White Angels play their home games at Stadion Antona Malatinskeho, the stadium which was opened in 1921. The venue can hold up to 19,200 spectators. The likes of Jozef Adames, Igor Balis, Bello Babatounde, Karol Dobias, Vladimir Hagara, Matus Conka, Lubomir Luhovy, Jean Paul Farrugia and Dusan Kabat are some of the club’s most notable footballers. Slovan Bratislava are considered Spartak Trnava’s main rivals.