Fenerbahce vs Slovacko, UEFA Europa League 2022/23, 3rd Qualifying Round, Leg 1: Match Preview, Where To Watch, Details, Team News, Probable Playing XI and Predictions

Fenerbahce vs Slovacko, UEFA Europa League 2022/23, 3rd Qualifying Round, Leg 1: Match Preview, Where To Watch, Details, Team News, Probable Playing XI and Predictions

Fenerbahce vs Slovacko: When they play FC Slovacko in the first leg of their third qualifying round Europa League encounter on Thursday night in Istanbul, Fenerbahce will be seeking to get an edge so that they may claim an advantage for themselves.

The Turkish giants were eliminated from the Champions League after suffering a defeat at the hands of Dynamo Kiev in the second qualifying round. As a result, they have been relegated to the Europa League. On the other hand, Slovacko has earned its place in this stage of the competition by placing fourth in the Czech First League in 2021-22.

After falling to Dynamo Kyiv in the second qualifying round this year, Fenerbahce once again failed to advance to the group stage of the Champions League. The last time Fenerbahce participated in the group stage of the Champions League was during the 2008–09 season.


The first leg of the match between the two teams took place on July 20 and ended in a goalless draw. Kyiv went on to win the second leg of the match by a score of 2-1 after extra time, which means that the Turkish giants are now competing to earn a spot in the group stage of the Europa League, which is the competition that they participated in during the previous season.

Fenerbahce prevailed over HJK in the playoff round of the competition held the year before, and after that, they were placed in Group D along with Olympiacos, Eintracht Frankfurt, and Royal Antwerp. However, they finished third in the group, and as a result, they did not advance to the knockout round.

The Yellow Canaries finished the previous season in second place in Turkey’s top flight, eight points behind the champions, Trabzonspor. They are currently preparing for the beginning of their new domestic campaign on August 8 against Umraniyespor.


The team managed by Jorge Jesus has been extremely active during the summer transfer window, acquiring several players such as Diego Rossi, Emre Mor, Joshua King, and Lincoln, among others.

Slovacko, on the other hand, advanced to the third qualifying round of the Europa League after finishing fourth in the Czech First League the previous year. This allowed them to participate in the tournament.

Although the team coached by Martin Svedik has already kicked off the 2022–2023 season of their local competition by playing Zbrojovka Brno on July 30 and drawing 2-2 with them, this will be their very first outing in the Europa League.


In the second qualifying round of the Europa Conference League the previous year, Slovacko was eliminated by Lokomotiv Plovdiv. This match was Slovacko’s first participation in European competition since the UEFA Intertoto Cup in 2002.

The Czech side will be aware that they face a formidable challenge in this two-legged tie, but a victory on Thursday evening would put them in a commanding position in the run-up to the second leg, which will take place on their own turf on August 11.

Match Details:

Date: August 4, 2022


Time: 10:30 PM IST

Venue: Şükrü Saracoğlu

Fenerbahce vs Slovacko: Team News


Fenerbahce has not competed since the second leg of their match against Dynamo Kiev in the second qualifying round of the Champions League, although they will be without many players for this match.

Due to a problem with his groin, Serdar Aziz is unable to be selected. Mert Hakan Yandas and Nazim Sangare are also unable to be considered for the team because of fitness issues.

Ismail Yuksek will be unavailable for the home team since he was shown a red card in the most recent match against Kyiv. This may provide an opportunity for Lincoln to get some playing time in the middle of the field.


In the meantime, there is a good chance that King and Enner Valencia will get a place in the last phase of the competition.

After Slovacko’s league encounter on Saturday, head coach Svedik will need to do one more check to ensure that all of his players are physically capable of playing in the next game.


It has been claimed that the Czech team did not sustain any new injuries over the course of the weekend, and as a result, it would not be surprising to see close to the same XI take the field for a second consecutive encounter.

In terms of goals, Daniel Holzer has already gotten off to a strong start for the new season and should continue to lead the line, while Michal Travnik is anticipated to play the role of number 10 for the away team.

Fenerbahce vs Slovacko: Probable Playing XI


Fenerbahce Probable Playing XI:

Bayindir; Osayi-Samuel, Tisserand, At Szalai, Kadioglu; Kahveci, Arao, Lincoln, Rossi; Valencia, King

FC Slovacko Probable Playing XI:


Nguyen; Reinberk, Hofmann, Kadlec, Kalabiska; Danicek, Havlik; Petrzela, Travnik, Doski; Holzer

Fenerbahce vs Slovacko: Where To Watch?

TV: No Telecast


Online: Epicsports

Match Predictions:

Slovacko is absolutely capable of creating difficulties on Thursday evening, but we are having a pretty hard time backing them against Fenerbahce in either the first leg or the tie overall. The team led by Jesus will be eager to put their poor performance in the Champions League behind them, and we anticipate that they will win this match very easily.

Expect, Fenerbahce 4-0 Slovacko

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