Vitoria Guimaraes v Arsenal

Two late Nicolas Pepe free kicks kept the points in London in the reverse fixture two weeks ago and Arsenal are taken to maintain their perfect record in the group stages out in Portugal.

Vitoria are unbeaten in their three games against English opposition on home soil, while the Gunners have only won one of their six previous visits to Portugal, but I still feel Unai Emery’s side will take all three points and confirm their place in the last 32 of a competition they reached the final of last season.

Tip: Arsenal to win

 

Wolves v Slovan Bratislava

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - OCTOBER 03: Raul Jimenez of Wolves in action during the UEFA Europa League group K match between Besiktas and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Vodafone Park on October 03, 2019 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Wolves are looking for a third successive win in the Europa League having come from a goal down to win in Bratislava two weeks ago.

Wolves showed their mettle to get a draw at the Emirates at the weekend and Slovan have lost all five of their previous visits to England and conceded 18 goals in the process. A comfortable home win for me.

Tip: Wolves -1

 

Manchester United v Partizan Belgrade

United came up short at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday but I am prepared to forgive Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side for that defeat – their fourth away game in nine days – and feel they will take all three points against the Serbs and qualify for the knockout stages of the competition with two games to spare.

Solskjaer may well field a young and inexperienced side but United are unbeaten in their last 10 home games in the Europa League and have yet to concede in the competition so far this season.

Tip: United to win to nil

 

Lazio v Celtic

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 22: Celtic Manager Neil Lennon looks on prior to the UEFA Europa League Play Off First Leg match between Celtic and AIK at Celtic Park on August 22, 2019 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Lazio have won their last three in Serie A and they appear to be coming to the boil nicely for the visit of the Hoops, but Celtic will qualify for the last 32 if they win and Rennes fail to do so against Cluj.

This is a big ask for Neil Lennon’s side, however, and a win for the Rome club would take them within a point of a Celtic side who were far too good for Hibs in the semi-final of the League Cup on Saturday. There is sure to be a wonderful atmosphere in the Italian capital, but I think the hosts will take maximum points.

Tip: Lazio to win

 

Rangers v FC Porto

One of the games of the night sees Porto travel to Ibrox with the sides both having picked up four points from their opening three games after the 1-1 draw in Portugal on Matchday 3.

Steven Gerrard’s side comfortably saw off the challenge of Hearts in the League Cup semi-final at Hampden Park on Sunday, but these are two evenly-matched sides who may again have to settle for a point apiece.

Tip: Game to finish in a draw

Odds are correct at the time of posting

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