Anzhi Makhachkala will play against the Norwegian club Tromso in a Europa League game this Thursday. This is going to be a do or die game for Tromso. Out of their first 3 games in the competition, they lost 2 and one was a draw.
They have just one point in their bag at the moment and they are right at the bottom of the Group K points table. If they lose again on Thursday, that will end their chances of advancing to the knockout stages.
Makhachkala, on the other hand, is not in such a bad position. The start of the competition was not great for them either as they had managed to secure just 1 point from their first couple of games, but, they bounced back and secured a 1-0 win in their last match against Tromso. However, after that game, they have played 2 matches in their domestic league and have lost both of them. So, they will not have that much confidence going into this game.
On top of that, Tromso’s record at home in Europa League is absolutely fantastic. Out of their last 19 Europa League matches at home, they have lost only 3.
Both the teams have some issues upfront. Both have scored just one goal in their first three matches and that’s not what you expect from top class sides.
It’s not easy to predict who is going to win this game. On the basis of Makhachkala’s performance in their last game against Tromso, one could have considered them the favourites, but, they have played some very poor football in their league games off late. So, now, one cannot completely back them to go on and win this game.
This match will be played at Alfheim Stadion and the starting time is 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.