Europa League 9/12/2021

Europa League

Europa League 9/12/2021. Plenty of British teams playing tonight, Rangers, Leicester City, Celtic and West Ham are in action.

Europa League 9/12/2021 - Olympique Lyonnais v Rangers
Olympique Lyonnais v Rangers
Europa League 9/12/2021 - Olympique Lyonnais v Rangers
Olympique Lyonnais v Rangers

Europa League 9/12/2021 – Olympique Lyonnais v Rangers

  • Lyon may shuffle their pack on Thursday with top spot already secured in Group A.
  • Jason Denayer came off before half-time at the weekend and is not expected to feature here.
  • Back-up goalkeeper Julian Pollersbeck will hope to feature on Thursday, while youngsters like Castello Lukeba and Habib Keita are pushing for starts.
  • Jerome Boateng will be ruled out of Lyon’s first knock-out game if he is booked against Rangers so he won’t be risked here.
  • Both one caution away from a one-match ban, neither Fashion Sakala nor Alfredo Morelos are likely to feature here with qualification already secured.

Lyon-Rangers – Europa League 2021/2022 Statistical Preview (whoscored.com)

Europa League 9/12/2021 - Napoli v Leicester
Napoli v Leicester
Europa League 9/12/2021 - Napoli v Leicester
Napoli v Leicester

Europa League 9/12/2021 – Napoli v Leicester

  • Napoli are missing the spine of their team in Kalidou Koulibaly, Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa and Victor Osimhen for Thursday’s welcome of Leicester.
  • Star duo Fabian Ruiz and Lorenzo Insigne are also both doubts after missing Napoli’s 3-2 defeat to Atalanta through injury at the weekend.
  • Napoli went to a back three for the first time this season to mirror Atalanta at the weekend but should revert to a back four here if Ruiz and Insigne return.
  • Leicester are top of Group C but could still crash out with defeat to Napoli. Brendan Rodgers will need to field a strong team if he wants to continue in the competition.
  • Jamie Vardy was benched against Aston Villa so may well come into the starting XI to face Napoli. Kelechi Iheanacho may also start here in a 3-4-1-2 formation.
  • James Justin and Youri Tielemans are getting closer to returns but it’s unclear if they will return to face Napoli.
  • Boubakary Soumare will hope to reclaim his starting spot in midfield but it wouldn’t surprise if Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall kept his place in the side.
  • Kasper Schmeichel claimed after Leicester’s defeat to Aston Villa on Sunday he may need a scan on his thumb so Danny Ward may be needed here.

Napoli-Leicester – Europa League 2021/2022 Statistical Preview (whoscored.com)

Europa League 9/12/2021 - Celtic v Real Betis
Celtic v Real Betis
Europa League 9/12/2021 - Celtic v Real Betis
Celtic v Real Betis

Europa League 9/12/2021 – Celtic v Real Betis

  • Cameron Carter-Vickers is suspended for Celtic due to an accumulation of bookings and will need replacing at centre-back.
  • Celtic have already been eliminated from the Europa League so Angelos Postecoglou may ring the changes on Thursday night.
  • Liam Scales scored off the bench at the weekend and the centre-back may be required with his full debut for the club.
  • Jota missed out completely at the weekend and is unlikely to be risked here.
  • Nabil Fekir returns from a European and domestic suspension on Thursday if called upon by Real Betis.
  • As Betis are guaranteed to finish second no matter what happens in midweek, the Spanish side may shuffle their pack against Celtic.
  • Claudio Bravo, Martin Montoya and Victor Camarasa are all doubts for the away side.

Celtic-Real Betis – Europa League 2021/2022 Statistical Preview (whoscored.com)

Europa League 9/12/2021 - West Ham United v Dinamo Zagreb
West Ham United v Dinamo Zagreb
Europa League 9/12/2021 - West Ham United v Dinamo Zagreb
West Ham United v Dinamo Zagreb

Europa League 9/12/2021 – West Ham United v Dinamo Zagreb

  • David Moyes will be relieved West Ham are through as group winners as the injuries are now starting to pile up.
  • West Ham could be very short at the back in the coming weeks after Kurt Zouma and Ben Johnson went off injured in their 3-2 win over Chelsea on Saturday.
  • Aaron Cresswell was already missing with a back injury, though should be available this coming weekend, while Angelo Ogbonna is out for the season.
  • Moyes will have to dip into the academy, for someone like Jamal Baptiste, if he wants to rest one of Craig Dawson or Issa Diop with no other senior centre-backs available.
  • Youngsters like Harrison Ashby, Dan Chesters and Sonny Perkins should get minutes on Thursday with wholesale changes expected.
  • Said Benrahma and Pablo Fornals were surprisingly benched at the weekend so it wouldn’t be a surprise if they got minutes here.
  • Summer signing Alex Kral could even make a rare start, while the likes of Mark Noble, Nikola Vlasic and Alphonse Areola should all feature.
  • Dinamo Zagreb need a result to confirm second spot in Group H so should go with their best available XI on Thursday.
  • Luka Ivanusec has been moved centrally of late with Luka Menalo playing off the left wing and that may continue here.

West Ham-Dinamo Zagreb – Europa League 2021/2022 Statistical Preview (whoscored.com)

Europa League 9/12/2021 – Other Games

Europa League 9/12/2021 – Other Games Detailed

Europa League 9/12/2021
Europa League 9/12/2021
Women’s Champions League

OTHER FOOTBALL – THURSDAY 9 DECEMBER

12:00am CONCACAF LEAGUE FINAL – Motagua v Comunicaciones
Canada – OneSoccer
USA – Fox Sports 2

12:00pm ETHIOPIAN PREMIER LEAGUE – Addis v Wolkite
South Africa – Supersport Variety 4

2:00pm INDIAN SUPER LEAGUE – Mumbai v Jamshedpur
UK – OneFootball
India – Star Sports 2

3:00pm ETHIOPIAN PREMIER LEAGUE – Fasil v Sidama
South Africa – Supersport Variety 4

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