5 tips for Thursday's Europa League fixtures
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Dynamo Kiev to beat Partizan Belgrade –
Dynamo Kiev ensured their progression with a 1-0 victory over Young Boys last month, but still need a point to secure top spot.
But, considering they have won 10 and drawn three of 13 home games in all competitions this season, they should be backed to claim all three.
Partizan were beaten 3-2 at home to Dynamo in September and have managed just two wins from five group games.
Lokomotiv Moscow to beat Fastav Zlin –
Russian Premier League leaders Lokomotiv Moscow beat Rubin Kazan 1-0 last weekend to for a fourth consecutive victory in all competitions.
They are also second in Group F and, having already beaten Zlin 3-0 in September, ought to get the win they need to secure qualification.
Zlin have taken just two points from five matches in Europe and have managed just one win in 10 in all competitions.
Arsenal to beat BATE Borisov –
One win in five matches so far means BATE’s qualification hopes are slim.
The Belarussian side lost 4-2 at home to Arsenal in September and were hammered 5-2 last month by Cologne, who are yet to win a single Bundesliga game this season.
Arsenal lost at home for the first time this season against Manchester United at the weekend, but have still won nine out of 12 at the Emirates.
Rosenborg to beat Vardar Skopje –
Vardar’s Europa League campaign has been miserable, with 19 goals against in just five games and not a single point to their name.
They were beaten 6-0 by Sociedad in their last European home game and also lost 3-1 away to Rosenborg a month ago.
Rosenborg were only beaten by a 90th-minute Real Sociedad goal in their last group game, and claimed an impressive point against Zenit in November.
Lazio to beat Zulte Waregem –
Lazio became the first team to avoid defeat at Sampdoria this season by beating them 2-1 last weekend.
Simone Inzaghi’s side have also lost just one of their last 13 in all competitions and are guaranteed to finish top of Group K.
Zulte Waregem have lost five out of six in all competitions and have already been eliminated.