Our football match prediction:
Unlike previous years, La Liga sides have been struggling in European competitions this term. Villarreal, though, have good chance of qualifying for the knockout stages of the competition as they sit in top position in Group A ahead of Thursday’s football match against Slavia Prague. The Yellow Submarine defeated Astana in their opener, with the team sharing the spoils with Maccabi Tel Aviv in their second group game and, no doubt, a victory over Slavia Prague would see them move one step closer to booking their place in the last 32. The Czech side are tough to beat at home, but they often struggle on the travels and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Villarreal’s party at Estadio de la Ceramica. The Yellows are a real force to be reckoned with at home and we predict that they will pick up all three points from Thursday’s clash.
Highlighted Player (Roberto Soriano):
Born in Darmstadt, Germany on February 8, 1991 Roberto Soriano started his career at the youth team of Bayern Munich at the age of 15. In 2009 he moved to Sampdoria and he made his senior debut for La Samp on October 5, 2011, but it has to be noted that he played for Empoli on loan in the 2010/2011 season. The prolific midfielder scored 18 goals in 136 appearances in the league for Sampdoria before joining Villarreal in the summer of 2016. Roberto Soriano signed a five-year contract with the Yellow Submarine on August 2, 2016 and he has been playing for the La Liga side ever since. The 182-cm-tall footballer impressed in the 2016/2017 Primera Division campaign as he scored ten goals in the process, while providing seven assists for his teammates. Roberto Soriano has a dual citizenship (Germany/Italy), but he decided to represent the Azzurri on the international stage. He made his debut for the Italy national football team in November, 2014 against Croatia.
Highlighted Team (Slavia Prague):
Slavia Prague are 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.