Kilmarnock, under the new coach, aspires to be promoted to the Scottish Premier League. They finished the year in a draw, but this match should be better. The hosts started this year badly, losing to Hamilton 0: 3, losing Gibson due to red card. Additionally, their squad situation is terrible, due to Covid and cards they cannot play: Paton, McKay, Johnson, Cochrane, Liddle, Cameron.
Ostrava will want to return to the path of victories after heavy draws with Sparta and Hradec. The opportunity for this is excellent, they will face in full strength with hit by sidelines Pilzno. Guests come to Ostrava missing couple of important players, which was already visible in previous matches, will not play: Chory, Kalvach, Kasa, Mika, Pachlopnik, Pernica, Reznik, Stanek.
Fulham will continue their streak, after the latest 4-1 win over QPR – it shows their potential, today without any weaknesses in the squad. In front of them are Cardiff which has a fatal losing streak. This is due to significant missings in the squad: Half of the squad cannot play: Nelson, Collins, Phillips, Morrison, Bacuna, Harris.
Very strong Varnmo will be taken by Vasteras, who occupy the 13th place in the table. Guests will play with numerous staffing problems in the team. A few important players will not play: David Engström, Prodell, Sorman, Bjondahl. The visitors do not put any nominal striker for this match.
The hosts are fighting to reduce the distance to the top three teams to play in the cups. They are doing great, 2 wins against strong rivals, only 2 shortages Today: Lund, Nyman. Varbergs fell into a slight crisis due to staff shortages, the previous 2 meetings without a win in a disastrous style. Today, for tellow and red cards, they cannot count on a few important Mensah players, Simovic, Stanisic, Tranberg R.
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