Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Zeta will be looking to put an end to their four-game winless run in the Europa League when they welcome MOL Vidi at their Stadion Pod Goricom in the first leg of the first qualifying round. The Montenegrins conceded 17 goals in total in previous four games in the European competition and it is no surprise they are regarded as underdogs in the two-legged tie against MOL Vidi.
Seeing that Thursday’s football match will be played on neutral location, we are tempted to put our money on the visitors, who have big ambitions for the 2019/2020 Europa League campaign. Serbian tactician Marko Nikolic is doing a great job with the Hungarian outfit and seeing that he has several high-profile players to choose from, away win should be considered. You should know that the two teams have never met before in European competitions.
Highlighted Player (Armin Hodzic):
Armin Hodzic is Bosnia and Herzegovina international who plays for Hungarian side MOL Vidi as a forward. Hodzic is a product of Liverpool football academy, but he did not see any game action for the Reds first team in the Premier League. In 2012 he was loaned to Bosnian side Zeljeznicar and after scoring 18 goals in 45 appearances for the capital club, Hodzic moved to Dinamo Zagreb.
Hodzic won three domestic trophies with the Modri before joining MOL Vidi in 2018. Speaking of his international career, Armin Hodzic made his Bosnia and Herzegovina debut on May 29, 2016 in a friendly against Spain. The Balkan Dragons were beaten by la Roja 3-1 that day.
Armin Hodzic’s main position is centre-forward, but he plays as both second striker and left winger as well. The MOL vidi attacker doesn’t have a preferred foot. The Bosnian attacker was born in Sarajevo on November 17, 1994.
Highlighted Team (MOL Vidi):
Founded during the World War II (1941), MOL Vidi are a Hungarian football club who play their home games at Sostoi Stadion. The capacity of the venue is 14,201 and MOL Vidi will play Europa League games on the stadium in the 2018/2019 Europa League season.
The Hungarian side were producing thrilling displays under Marko Nikolic in the Champions League qualifiers, but they eventually failed to book their place in the group stages of the elite competition for the first time ever. It has to be noted that the club changed its name from Videoton to MOL Vidi in 2018. MOL Vidi won the national championship in the 2017/2018 season, with the team clinching their third domestic trophy.
Speaking of the club’s European success, MOL Vidi did well to make it to the UEFA Cup final in the 1984/1985 season, but star-studded Real Madrid eventually proved to be a big catch for the Hungarians. Los Blancos defeated Videoton 3-1 in the title game.