Our prediction for this Europa League match:
All eyes will be on Worthersee Stadion when Wolfsberger and Feyenoord face each other in the Europa League group stages round 6. A place in the last 32 is at stake, and, no doubt, there will be fireworks in Thursday’s clash in Klagenfurt. Wolfsberger are one point away from booking their place in the knockout stages, while this has to go down as a must-win game for Feyenoord, who are two points behind the Austrian outfit in Group K.
The good news for the visitors is that both Jorgensen and Nieuwkoop return to contention after serving their bans in the 2-0 loss to Dinamo Zagreb. However, away win should not be considered as Feyenoord failed to impress in the previous two group games. Wolfsberger boss Ferdinand Feldhofer rested several first-team regulars in a 4-1 loss to Tirol, but he is likely to field the best possible side against Feyenoord. Since the visitors are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach in the decider, we predict that the hosts will seal the victory on the break.
Highlighted Player (Michael Liendl):
After playing for the likes of Grazer, Kapfenberger, Austrian Wien, and Wolfsberger in Austria, Micheal Liendl moved to Germany in the 2014/15 season, signing a deal with Fortuna Dusseldorf. The attacking midfielder scored 11 goals in 52 league appearances for the Rheinlander before joining fellow German club 1860 Munich.
Following his three year spell with the Lions, Michael Liendl move to the Netherlands where he played for Twente in the Eredivisie. In 2018, though, he decided to return to Wolfsberger, and he has been playing for the Austrian club ever since. Born in Graz on October 25, 1985, Liendl wears the No. 10 shirt at Wolfsberger.
The experienced midfielder made his Austria debut on June 3, 2014 in a 2-1 win over Czech Republic. His main position is attacking midfield, but he is used as both central and left midfielder as well. He has a contract with Wolfsberger which should expire on June 30, 2021.
Highlighted Team (Feyenoord):
Back in 1908 football club Wilhemina was founded in the pub De Vereeniging and they played their home games in blue-sleeved red shirts and white shorts. The club’s name was changed to Hillesluise in 1909 and soon they became RVV Celeritas.
Finally, in 1912 the club got a name SC Feijenoord. Feyenoord won their first Eredivisie trophy in 1924 and 75 years later they clinched their 14th domestic trophy, finishing the season 15 points clear of second-placed Willem II. De Trots van Zuid play their home games at De Kuip and the capacity of the venue is 51 117.
The club’s fiercest rivals are Ajax and the two teams face each other in der Klassieker. The likes of Craig Bellamy, Gerrard Fox, Wouter Bos and Raemon Sluiter are notable supporters of the club. It is well known that football legends Johan Cruyff, Ruud Gullit and Peter Houtman all played for Feyenoord in the past. De Trots van Zuid play their home games in red-white shirts and black shorts.