Into European League qualification both teams will set the reserves Today. But in case of hosts team they will replace only 3 defenders and 1 striker Ahmedhiodzic, Knudsen, Larrson, Nalic. Remaining team already trained and played together, they used to work each other and can play on higher quality level then Bulgarian team. There is still quality and team spirit into team. In the other shape is guest team, they have only 3 main players: Badj, Tekpeteyi, Cauly. Rest are replacements and did not play so far together.
Newcomer into Superliga will meet today with strong Galatasaray. Hosts are not on the same quality level as their opponent what showed preseason preparation games. They lost with Fenerbache 1:3, other games also without win. Coach is still rotating squad looking for optimum shape. It’s not the right moment especially in front of Galatasaray. Guest after lost with PSV into Championship, will focus right now on national league competition. Today without any weaknesses we should also see new player Alexandru Cicaldau as a strong offensive option.
After the last event in Europe League Napoli heavily hurt. Lost with Cagliari 2:0 showed their current form and short list of high quality replacements. Coach cannot count on 4 strikers and only Insigne is healthy. In total into guest team won’t play: Demme, Hysaj, Lozano, Manolas, Mertens, Ospina – main goalkeeper, Petagna, Politano.
Hamburger is in really good shape fighting for promotion to 1 Bundesliga. They are without lost from 6 games and if Today they take 3 points, finally will have 4 points differences to second – Bochum. From the other hand hosts in poor shape, only draw in previous meeting with red lantern – Wurzburger Kickers. Also in that game they received 2 red cards for striker Schowenk and defender Wydra.
Opava had drawn in last match with poor Zlin – 0:0. In that game and Today coach has 5 newcomers into squad. In home team won’t play also Hnanicek, Kulhanek, Pikul, Rychly. Sparta previous in previous game also had drawn, but Today’s opponent is on different level – red lantern shouldn’t provide more troubles to 3rd table teamt
Cardiff cannot find right form and shape, including cups and league. As a confirmation of this form is lost with last team into league – Wycombe 2:1. Into hosts squad we also won’t see the best striker – Moor additionally Morrison, Osei-Tutu, Tomlin, Vassell are out . From the opposite side Norwich is in good form, won in cups with Coventry and league with Barnsley.
Nice into deep crisis, lost 5 previous games, including Europe League. Coach has to rotate the squad taking deep replacements. Main 6 players are out: Atal Y., Boudaoui H, Dante, Dolberg K., Lees Melou P., Schneiderlin M. Replacements are on different, low skills level, we could see that in previous lost games. Bayer also have 2 players out (Bender Alavio) but remaining are on really the same high level.
Ceara in going to change series without win after last draw 2:2. They were losing 2:0, and after scoring 2 goals, achieved draw. Now without any suspensions they will meet with wakened Atletico which will play without 7 main players: Guga, Jair, Allan, Rever, Everson, Franco, Nathan. Sidelined list is even longer, so Coach had headache in choosing 1st team players for today game.
Last game into European League Slavia won with opponent who was playing from 22 minutes with 10 players. This game Nicea should win if hosts won’t have the same kind of luck. Czech league is not playing at the moment so players are without match cycles as their opponent. Slavia coach will have only 14 players to his disposal, cannot play: Kudela, Provod, Boril.
Strong in this season Benfica didn’t lost from 6 games and for this match into full strength. Liege from the other side hitted by Covid-19. 3 main players and coach on quarantine: Michel-Ange BALIKWISHA, Nicolas RASKIN, Moussa SISSAKO and keepers trainer Jan VAN STEENBERGHE. They are out of form: last 3 games – 2 lost and 1 draw.