Archive for November 24th, 2016

Match Preview : Sparta Prague vs Southampton

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

The outcome of this fixture could well decide who finishes top of Group K. Sparta Prague go into this fixture two points clear of Southampton, having won each of their last three games in the competition.

They come into this match having won each of their last five home matches, where they have also kept a clean sheet in the last four of those.

Southampton eased to a 3-0 win over Thursday’s opponents in the reverse fixture at the start of the campaign, but have suffered a wobble of late. They have only won three of their last 10 matches in all competitions and have only won one of eight away matches this season.

They haven’t even scored a goal on the road in their first two away matches in the Europa League and will need an improved performance on Thursday to have a shot at returning to England with all three points.


Match Preview : Manchester United vs Feyenoord

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

Feyenoord’s superb start to the season has slowed considerably in recent weeks. They have only managed two wins in their last six matches and slipped to their first league defeat of the season to strugglers Go Ahead Eagles before the international break.

Manchester United produced their best performance under Jose Mourinho against Arsenal and were unlucky not to have come away with all the points.

They are currently third in their Europa League group with two games remaining and one point behind Fenerbahce and Thursday’s opponents Feyenoord.

Feyenoord pulled off a shock 1-0 win in the reverse fixture back in September, but United are in a better place this time around. They have been unlucky in recent matches but need to start taking all the chances they are creating.

United have a shocking record in this competition, having only won four of their 12 previous matches. Three of those have come on home soil and, with a win needed, should come away with all the points here.