One of the busiest football competitions continues this week.
48 teams will again face off against each other as the group stage takes shape and the boys are gradually being separated from the men.
On Thursday, Match-night 3 of the UEFA Europa League will commence, with all 12 groups, consisting of four teams each, featuring a number of games – 24 to be precise. Of these games, which of them is worth your time this week?
Sporting Lisbon vs. Arsenal
Both sides, renowned across Europe, will face off against each other in this Group E clash. With Unai Emery at the helm of affairs, the Gunners have started the EL campaign well: 7 goals in 2 games, conceding just two, is the best start any team has been able to manage in the competition this season.
But they are closely followed by Sporting, who in second place, have score an average of 2 goals per game and have only conceded a goal in those games.
Can the game end in a draw?
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Marseille vs. Lazio
Last season’s EL finalists will welcome Ciro Immobile and co. to France as they play the first leg of their group stage fixture.
Eintracht Frankfurt currently top Group H with 6 points. For these two teams (both of which have tasted defeat this season), it’s a battle to catch up with the German side at the top of the standings.
Can both sides find the back of the net in this game?
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Kobenhavn vs. Slavia Praha
Theirs is probably one of the most keenly contested groups in the competition this season – as well as Group G.
In Group C, Zenit of Russia is top of the table with 4 points. They’re closely followed in second place by Kobenhavn (4 points) and Slavia Praha (3 points).
This game is a direct battle between second and third-placed teams for a chance to usurp Zenit at the top of the table. Slavia Praha may have only scored one goal in two games, it can be expected that they will go all out in this one. Same as Kobenhavn.
AC Milan vs. Real Betis
The Italian giants had to endure a loss in the Milan derby. They will now be looking to bounce back from that defeat when they welcome the Spanish side to the San Siro this Thursday. While Milan has scored 4 in their last two games, they have conceded just one goal.
If you’re thinking that’s great, consider Real Betis’ stats: they have scored 3 goals and have kept two clean sheets since the tourney began.
Which of these games will you be seeing? Will you be backing any of these teams to win their games? Leave us your comments and share your thoughts with us.