FC Slovacko will visit Fenerbahce in Istanbul for the first leg of their Europa League third qualifying round matchup on Thursday night.
Fenerbahce were eliminated from the Champions League after losing to Dynamo Kiev in the second qualifying round, moving them into the Europa League. They are getting ready for the start of their new domestic campaign against Umraniyespor on August 8. The team finished second in Turkey's top division previous season, eight points behind the winners Trabzonspor.
Slovacko advanced to the third qualifying round of the Europa League after finishing fourth in the Czech First League last season. Although Martin Svedik's team drew 2-2 with Zbrojovka Brno on July 30 to open the 2022–23 domestic season, this will be their first-ever debut in the Europa League.
It is really tough for us to support Slovacko against Fenerbahce in the first leg and overall in the match. Fenerbahce will be eager to get over their Champions League setback, and we anticipate that they will win this game rather easily.
Pick: Fenerbahce (-1/-1.5) in AH