Lillestrom - Antwerp
Lillestrom welcome Royal Antwerp at the Arasen Stadion in their first-leg match of the qualifications for the their Europa Conference League. The Norwegians were superior against SJK from Finland in the previous round. They won twice, 5:2 at home and 1:0 away. Holmbert Aron Fridjonsson, who has scored six goals in his last seven matches for Lillestrom, is expected to return to the starting eleven after coming off the bench last time out, but striker Akor Adams is rated as doubtful, as he was forced off with an injury against Sarpsborg during the weekend.
Royal Antwerp are also in good form. They managed to eliminate Drita from Kosovo thanks to a 2:0 aggregate win. Antwerp are unbeaten in their last seven games across all competitions this season and the players confidence is high. Manuel Benson is rated as doubtful due to injury. The 25-year-old missed the last match for his side.
Both teams are in solid form at the moment. This is only the first match and nobody will risk too much. I think both coaches - Geir Bakke from Lillestrom and Mark van Bommel from Antwerp - will be satisfy with draw.
*Odds are correct at the time of publishing and subject of change.
Match start: 04.08. 19:00h