Europa League Round Of 32: Borisov Could Get A Draw Against Arsenal3 min read
The return of the Champions League and Europa League midweek as the competitions reach the knock out stages
BATE Borisov v Arsenal
The sides met in the Group stages of the competition last season with the Gunners winning both games scoring ten times in the process.
Arsenal have kept a clean sheet in their last five Europa League games, but I feel they will have to settle for a draw at best on Thursday such is their current away form in the Premier League. Bate have lost all three previous home games against English opposition, but I feel they will get a positive result against Unai Emery’s side although I fully expect the Premier League outfit to qualify for the last 16.
Tip: BATE double result – draw or win at
Celtic v Valencia
This is Celtic’s sixth appearance in the Europa League and they have never made it past the last 32. Valencia have drawn their last three domestic games and I feel the sides will be all square as they head back to the Mestalla next week.
Valencia have never kept a clean sheet in eight previous European ties in Scotland, but I expect to see a tight cagey affair in Glasgow.
Tip: Game to finish in a draw at
Malmo FF v Chelsea
Malmo are unbeaten in their last eight home European ties – qualifiers included – but I expect Chelsea to return to winning ways after their heavy defeat at the Etihad on Sunday.
The Blues played their part in a thrilling opening to the game against City, however, and they will not face anything of that calibre in Sweden. This is a big week for Chelsea with Manchester United the visitors to the Bridge on Sunday in the FA Cup 5th Round.
I expect Chelsea to take a lead back to the capital next week for the second leg.
Tip: Chelsea to win to nil at