5 Europa League tips for Thursday's fixtures
It'll be a busy night of football, so net yourself some profit with this five-fold that includes wins for both Arsenal and Lazio.
Lyon to beat Everton –
Everton lost at home to Lyon in their last Europa League match and have followed that up with defeats to Arsenal, Chelsea and Leicester.
The Toffees are now without a win in seven games and have collected just one point in Group E.
Lyon beat Metz 2-0 at the weekend to record their fourth consecutive victory, and are unbeaten in seven on home turf.
Slavia Prague to win or draw against Villarreal –
Slavia Prague lost their most recent home game, but are still worth backing to avoid defeat in this one.
That was their first defeat in nine at the Eden Arena, winning seven and drawing one of the other eight.
Villarreal claimed a decent point away to Atletico Madrid last Saturday, but have managed just two victories in their last eight on the road.
Arsenal to beat Red Star Belgrade –
Arsenal’s Europa League side have claimed nine points from nine without much trouble in Group H.
The Gunners also boast a 100 per cent record at the Emirates Stadium this season, with eight wins in all competitions.
Red Star, who were beaten at home by Arsene Wenger’s side, are highly unlikely to leave London with anything.
Lazio to beat Nice –
Lazio came from behind to beat Nice 3-1 away from home in their previous Europa League game to go top of Group K.
Simone Inzaghi’s side have since continued that impressive form to record eight wins on the spin.
Nice lost 3-0 to Paris Saint-Germain at the weekend, their fifth straight defeat in all competitions.
Steaua Bucharest to beat Hapoel Beer Sheva –
Steaua’s 2-1 victory in the reverse fixture was an impressive result considering it was only Hapoel Beer Sheva’s second defeat in 10 home games.
Since then, the Romanian side have won their last two matches by an aggregate score of 12-2 and to go unbeaten in 10 in all competitions.
Hapoel have lost each their last three European away games and don’t stand much chance on Thursday.