In this post tips and matches review of Celtic - Inter, Young Boys - Everton, Liverpool - Besiktas and PSV - Zenit.
CELTIC - INTER
Mancini seems to have found the right game plan for his Inter (4-3-3). Surely the defensive phase has to be improved, but at the same time Inter is showing a very good attacking attitude and the number of goals in the last 5/6 matches talk, Celtic is very tough in its european home games but suffers a lot when playing abroad and for that reason we think Inter will get the qualification. Scottish team is dominating the national league as usual and for that reason they will try to give everything for this match trying to push their european presence as far as possible. Celtic plays with a standard 4-4-2, trying to create starting from the wings and pressing hard all the time with Guidetti and Stokes waiting good chances to score. Two important absences in the line up for Celtic, Mulgrew and Lustig, have to be contemplated. Inter will put in the field Shaqiri, Guarin, Kovacic and Icardi as attackers, a strong midfield with Kuzmanovic and Medel ( few quality, a lot of determination). Our sensation this is a GOAL match.
CELTIC: Gordon, Izaguirre, Van Dijk, Ambrose, Matthews,
Forrest, Brown, Johansen, Commons, Guidetti, Stokes.
INTER: Handanovic, Campagnaro, Ranocchia, Juan Jesus, Santon, Kuzmanovic, Medel, Guarin, Shaqiri, Icardi, Kovacic.
YOUNG BOYS - EVERTON
Difficult match for Everton, english team which is doing a very bad Premier League and seems they have only Europa League left in this season. Young Boys is not a top european club but they deserve respect.
Swiss team has won all europan home matches till now (field made of synthetic) and in their national league occupy the second position. Everton has won only 1 of the last 11 official matches and has a lot of injured players, although that they have huge potential in their attackers and they can make an away goal in a match like this, but this is an away game very difficult to win.
POSSIBLE SCORE: 1-1
YOUNG BOYS: Mvogo, Sutter, Vilotic, von Bergen, Lecjaks, Sanogo, Gajic,
Steffen, Kubo, Nuzzolo, Hoarau.
EVERTON: Howard, Coleman, Stones, Jagielka, Oviedo, Besic, Barry, Barkley, Naismith, Mirallas, Lukaku.
LIVERPOOL - BESIKTAS
Liverpool is finally back. 1 loss in the last 16 official matches. It seems 3-4-3 without the statics Balotelli and Lambert has given its resuts. Moreover Sturridge is available after his injury.
Besiktas is playing a great football in its league but to compete with Galatasaray and Fenerbahce the coach Bilic will probably make some turn-over for this first round match in Anfield Road.
1 (1.50, Betfair)
OVER 1.5 (1.30, Betfair)
POSSIBLE SCORE: 2-1
LIVERPOOL: Mignolet, Can, Skrtel, Sakho, Ibe, Henderson, Allen, Moreno,
Sterling, Coutinho, Sturridge.
BESIKTAS: Cenk, Serdar, Franco, Ersan, Motta, Veli, Atiba, Tore, Sosa, Olcay, Demba Ba.
PSV - ZENIT
One of the big matches of Europa League's last 32 stage will be played at Philips Stadion.
Both teams are dominating their own national leagues. Actually Russian Premier League is still on winter break which will last two weeks more for a total of 3 months.
It's true that Zenit is one of the Champions Leagues teams relegated in Europa League, but PSV at home is a road roller ( 11 wins in 11 matches in Eredivisie)...1X safe bet!
1X (1.39 888Sport)
PSV EINDHOVEN: Zoet, Arias, Bruma, Isimat-Mirin, Willems, Maher, Guardado,
Wijnaldum, Narsingh, De Jong, Depay.
ZENIT ST PETERSBURG: Lodygin, Smolnikov, Garay, Neto, Criscito, Javi Garcia, Shatov, Hulk, Witsel, Danny, Rondon.