Preview: Sturm Graz vs. Real Sociedad

October 21, 2021

Real Sociedad square off against Sturm Graz on Thursday night still looking for their first win in this season’s Europa League group stages. However, Sociedad could move joint-top of Group B if they manage to overcome their Austrian hosts, who are yet to get a point on the board. At a time when they sit at the top of La Liga, Real Sociedad boss Imanol Alguacil may have been content…

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Preview: Napoli vs. Legia Warsaw

October 21, 2021

Serie A leaders Napoli try to kick-start their Europa League campaign on Thursday evening, as they welcome Group C rivals Legia Warsaw to Stadio Maradona. By contrast with their hosts, who have maintained a perfect record in the league but stuttered in Europe, group leaders Legia have lost their last two league games ahead of the trip to Naples. Though their scintillating start to Serie A continued on Sunday, as…

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Preview: Ludogorets Razgrad vs. Braga

October 21, 2021

Ludogorets Razgrad will be looking to avoid making some unwanted history on Thursday when they host Braga in the Europa League group stage. The Bulgarian champions have lost five games in a row on home soil in the competition and could become just the third side to lose six on the spin after CSKA Sofia and Rosenborg. Ludogorets’ most recent home European loss was at the hands of Red Star…

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Preview: Fenerbahce vs. Royal Antwerp

October 21, 2021

Both Fenerbahce and Royal Antwerp will be looking for the first victory of their respective Europa League campaigns on Thursday when they play at the Sukru Saracoglu Stadium. The hosts have picked up a single point in Group D and a victory has the potential to take them into second place, while the visitors head into this fixture having lost both of the opening matches. Fenerbahce are currently in third…

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Preview: PSV Eindhoven vs. Monaco

October 21, 2021

PSV Eindhoven and Monaco square off in the Europa League on Thursday night looking to build on collecting four points from their opening two group games. While both clubs have managed to secure a draw with La Liga pacesetters Real Sociedad, defeat on Thursday could see either of these teams drop into third spot in Group B. There have been times this season where PSV have looked like they were…

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Preview: Vitesse vs. Tottenham Hotspur 

October 21, 2021

Tottenham Hotspur will be looking to claim their fourth victory in as many games across all competitions, when they travel to Dutch outfit Vitesse for their Europa Conference League encounter on Thursday night. The visitors have claimed four points from their opening two games in Group G, while the hosts sit just behind them with three points on the board. Following a run of just one win – in the…

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