The Premium European competition lines up for the fifth round of the group stages on Tuesday and Wednesday night European time.
A lot to play for with most of the groups still with one or two places available for the big knockout rounds. None of the English teams are guaranteed of making it to the next round, and Arsenal look the least likely – an unlikely draw between Olympiakos and Bayern will seal their fate no matter their own result.
Another interesting side story is the reaction of Real Madrid after their huge 4-0 loss against Barcelona on the weekend. A trip away to Donetsk isn’t the easiest place to recover.
ARSENAL v DINAMO ZAGREB – A win keeps Arsenal’s slim knockout chances alive – a lot means at least they’d avoid the Europa League.
JUVENTUS v MANCHESTER CITY – Top place of Group D on offer
CSKA MOSCOW v WOLFSBURG & MAN UTD v PSV – Any of the four teams can top the group with two games to go.
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The poor cousin of the Champions League, but still entertaining none the less, if you had Be In Sports so you can watch all those games at once. A real joy for the ultimate sports nerd or football hipster.
But it is a welcome Friday morning (Australian time) addition to beat the workday blues and follow the scores. And why not follow our multi or create one yourself for maximum impact.
Interesting to see if LIVERPOOL (v BORDEAUX) and SPURS (v QARABAG) can maintain their sensational weekend performances in the Europa League.
CELTIC v AJAX
BASEL v FIORENTINA
MONACO v ANDERLECHT
BRUGGE v NAPOLI
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Not to be forgotten amongst the giants of European Football, the ever popular Leagues One and Two back up for another midweek adventure.
Coventry hit the front of League One on the weekend, but it still remains tight at the top with any number of 10 teams a realistic chance of winning the league.
Plymouth continue to lead League Two despite a local derby loss to Exeter last weekend. Oxford, Accrington Stanley, and the beleaguered Northampton Town all took advantage to tighten up the top 4.
L1 – BRADFORD v COVENTRY – In form 7th Bradford v In form leaders Coventry
L2 – WIGAN v BURTON – Former FA Cup winners on the road to recovery in 4th v 5th placed Burton continuing on the road away from Non League.
L2 – PLYMOUTH v LEYTON ORIENT – High flying leaders Plymouth against v team whose 100% start to the season had dropped off to the point that 7th is now good. Being locked in a hotel does work.
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ARSENAL to beat Dinamo Zagreb
BARCELONA to beat Roma
BAYERN MUNICH to beat Olympiakos
LYON to beat Gent
CHELSEA to beat Maccabi Tel Aviv
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CSKA MOSCOW to beat Wolfsburg
ATLETICO MADRID to beat Galatasaray
MANCHESTER UTD to beat PSV
DRAW – Juventus v Manchester City
SHAK DONESTSK or DRAW v Real Madrid
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AJAX to beat Celtic
LIVERPOOL to beat Bordeaux
MARSEILLE to beat Gronigen
VILLAREAL to beat Rapid Vienna
MONACO to beat Anderlecht
LAZIO to beat Dnipro
BESIKTAS to beat Skenderbrau
RUBIN KAZAN to beat Sion
DORTMUND to beat Krasnodor
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BURY to beat Scunthorpe
GILLINGHAM to beat Rochdale
PORT VALE to beat Blackpool
SHEFFIELD UTD to beat Shrewsbury
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AFC WIMBLEDON to beat Dagenham & Redbridge
NOTTS COUNTY to beat Barnet
LUTON to beat Carlisle
WYCOMBE to beat Yeovil
OXFORD to beat Newport
CAMBRIDGE to beat Morecambe