Europa League group games will resume on Thursday as Arsenal and Sevilla seek to keep their perfect runs in the tournament intact. We have gone through some of the major talking points below. Bet on football here.
United’s struggles to continue?
Partizan are brimming with confidence ahead of their fixture against Manchester United and we are pretty confident that they are going to give everything on the field. Savo Milosevic is doing a great job with the Black-and-Whites and, given the Red Devils’ poor form, we believe that the hosts are going to grab something from the clash. United have a severely-weakened squad and that is yet another reason why they might struggle to come out of this match on top.
Arsenal to extend 100% win-streak in Europe
Arsenal will be aiming to maintain their 100% record in the Europa League season when they host Vitoria Guimaraes at their Emirates Stadium. Unai Emery is likely to stick to his rotation policy, but given the quality of Arsenal youngsters, we believe that a home win should be considered. They are on a four-game winning run at their home ground in all competitions and we believe that the Portuguese outfit will struggle. They will have a big fish to fry against Arsenal, who made light-weight of Standard Liege in their first home game of the European campaign with a 4-0 win.
Celtic to rely on solid home record
Celtic will be looking to build on their 2-0 win over Cluj when they face Lazio at home. Over the years Celtic have turned their home turf into a real fortress and they are definitely capable of matching their visitors in front of home fans in Glasgow. Lazio bounced back from a 2-1 loss to Cluj when they beat Rennes 2-1 at their home ground. However, they are not regarded as good travellers and will be lucky to get a point here.
PSV to bounce back with a win
PSV will be aiming to clinch top position in Group D with a victory over LASK at their home ground. They have been generally on a good run of form domestically though they lost their last match away to Utrecht. This will be an opportunity for them to make things right and with their attacking prowess they should have enough to collect all three points here. PSV have won their opening two group games in the Europa League this season, against Rosenborg and Sporting, and have looked strong in Europe.
Easy outing for Sevilla
Sevilla will be out to keep their 100% record in the group stages intact and we think that the La Liga side will pick up all three points from their match with Dudelange. The visitors did well to beat APOEL 4-3 on the road in their first group game, but they experienced all sorts of problems in their 4-1 loss to Qarabag in front of home fans. Sevilla are a real force to be reckoned with at home and they should have too much for their opponents.