Lazio v Marseille
All eyes will be on Stadio Olimpico when Lazio and Olympique Marseille go head-to-head in the Europa League clash. Two of the finest teams from their respective nations will face each other once again in the 4th Round of the UEFA Europa League on Thursday, November 8, as Lazio hosts Marseille. After seeing their three-match winning streak come to an end by Inter Milan in an awful 0-3 home defeat, Lazio quickly bounced back to their winning form as they overpowered SPAL in a 4-1 thrashing. They will now seek to stick to their winning ways as they battle Marseille.
Lazio is currently placed fifth in the Serie A rankings at the moment, having a record of 7 victories in 11 matches. They are just 4 points behind Inter Milan who are currently placed second. In their last 6 games across all competitions, they managed to bag 4 victories and lost only 2. The Italian outfit had an impressive performance in the final third, and is enthusiastic in getting their job done in the Europa League group stages. They are also likely to use an attack-minded method for Thursday’s match, and should be expected that they are motivated and confident in claiming the victory against Marseille.
On the other hand, Olympique Marseille have been struggling in this year’s Europa League campaign, and are desperate for some points too. The team has been suffering two defeats, while also sharing the spoils with Apollon along the way. Marseille are seeking to bag the victory in Thursday’s battle since a loss could oust them from the top 2 spots. They failed to recover their form following their 1-3 Europa League defeat against Lazio, also suffering in the Ligue 1 with a 0-2 loss against Paris Saint-Germain and a 0-3 setback at Montpellier in October and early November, respectively.
Asian Total Goals Betting Recommendation: Under 3.50 goals at 1.640
Real Betis v Milan
Real Betis, who performs one of the most outstanding styles of football in Spain, and maybe Europe, will meet former giants AC Milan once again for their Europa League face-off. Milan should be expected to seek their revenge on Real Betis following a 2-0 defeat at the Stadio San Siro when the two sides battle each other at the Estadio Benito Villamarin on Thursday evening. Milan failed to impress in the defeat to the Spanish outfit and no doubt, are seeking to claim the victory on the match in Seville. The two sides are currently placed in the top two rankings in the Group F, with Betis topping the Group rankings and holds a record of seven points so far from their previous three league fixtures.
Real Betis came out victorious in their last two matches and drew the third one while in the process of netting five goals and conceding one. Both teams are likely to utilize a cautious approach at the Estadio Benito Villamarin face-off. In the meantime, Milan holds a record of six points in two victories and one loss. Like Betis, they also managed to net five goals, however, conceding an extra two. Real Betis will come into Thursday’s game following an exhilarating draw against Celta Vigo while AC Milan will be coming into the match quite confident after their match against Udinese
The Spanish outfit has the advantage against the seven-time Champions League winners in this Europa League group stage fixture since Betis has really improved their performances with their swift ball-passing skills, fast counters, and high pressing. Meanwhile, AC Milan was defeated in every single match they have played against Real Betis so far even with the advantage of playing at home. In their most recent fixture in the Europa League, they suffered a loss at the hands of the opposition.
Asian Total Goals Betting Recommendation: Over 2.50 goals at 2.090
Arsenal v Sporting Lisbon
The Gunners are back, and they have arrived in an entirely new form under new boss Unai Emery. Arsenal became quite the team to watch out for in England, and possibly Europe. Their possession-based attacking style of play is slowly catching the eye of their lost supporters. They also became contenders for the Premier League title. All eyes will be on the Emirates Stadium to witness the showdown between Arsenal and Sporting in the Europa League Group E fixture.
Even though Sporting CP is currently placed third in the Primeira Liga, and is one of the major teams in Portuguese football, it looks like they are undergoing a title drought by their own criteria in the Europa League so far. They suffered a great loss in the competition against the same opposition, Arsenal. From their previous three fixtures, Sporting secured three points, with two victories and a loss while also scoring four goals overall and conceding two.
On the other hand, Arsenal has absolutely set the Europa League on a high with three victories in three of their matches. The Gunners netted the most number of goals in the Group E. The team will come into this match after a high-profile Premier League match against the top-ranked Liverpool with the game ending in a draw. Arsenal has become quite an entirely different team under their new boss, especially at home and it looks like it would be quite difficult for Sporting to raise a challenge in order to dethrone the Premier League side.
Asian Total Goals Betting Recommendation: Under 3.25 goals at 1.660
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