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Europa league : Match Day 4

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Europa league continues as teams engage each other on match day 4 clashes.

Spartak Moscow – Rangers

The reverse leg of this fixture ended in a goalless affair as both teams refused to bulge. It’s could however be a different take entirely when these two sides square up again.

Rangers have lost one, won one and drawn one since their last meeting with Spartak. Their form at the moment can be considered as moderate. Over the weekend against St. Mirren they grabbed all 3points, and that result could be a real boost to them.

The home side currently sit 7th on the Russian premier league table. Their season so far has been nothing far from disastrous. Despite changing their coach they are still on a poor run of form and don’t look like they could take maximum points in this match.

PICK

Under 1.5 HT

Bate Bristol – Chelsea

They did look like they had a chance of making it out of this group when things started. Bate beat Mol vidi from away on match day 1 but lost to PAOK and continued the trend against Chelsea as they lost again. Considering their losses had multiple goals scored on both occasions it shouldn’t be any different here.

The visitors are unbeaten in 13 games across all competitions and this game doesn’t look to change that. Their attack has a real sting to it even with the absence of Eden Hazard. Away from home they have scored 15 goals in 7matches winning 6 of those. Chelsea should ride past Bate with ease.

PICK

Away win and over 2.5 goals

Arsenal – Sporting

The home side faced a real test over the weekend as they drew 1-1 at full time against Liverpool. They remain unbeaten after those two losses to City and Chelsea winning 12 of 14 matches played.

Arsenal have 3 wins from the Europa league also which places them on top of the group with three points more. A win in this game would guarantee a place in the next round. Also, they have a coach who is a specialist in Europa league football at the helm of affairs.

The Portuguese visitors would be hoping to get their pound of flesh as they square up against the north London team. They have 3 losses from their last 6 encounters. And they have lost their last 4 meetings against English opposition’s. Their away trips haven’t been encouraging either .

PICK

Arsenal win

Celtic – Leipzig

After losing to the red Bulls in Germany 2 weeks ago, Celtics seem to have responded positively. They have won their last 3 games scoring 13 goals and keeping a clean sheet in each. Fighting their way back into the title race just when they were written off by most football enthusiasts.

The visitors sit in 4th position in the Bundesliga at the moment with one point adrift 2nd place. Since their loss to Salzburg, they have gone on a 10 match unbeaten run scoring 21 goals with conceding. Their form at the moment cannot be over emphasized, they will be looking to come into this game with their confidence intact.

PICK

Both teams to score

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