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Europa League: Liverpool and Spurs already advancing, Celtic out

Matt Haynes | December 9, 2015

Sion v Liverpool

  • Europa League Group B
  • Thursday, December 10th
  • Kick-off: 18:00 GMT
  • Stade Tourbillon, Sion
  • BT Sport Europe

Reds win will ensure top spot

Liverpool are 6/5 with Coral to beat Sion and will be hoping to better their 1-1 draw at Anfield earlier in the campaign. Jurgen Klopp faces a fresh injury headache for the match with Daniel Sturridge suffering a new setback, so must choose from Divock Origi and Christian Benteke to lead the line with the duo 9/2 and 5/1 respectively to score the first goal.

Soccer - Christian Benteke

Alternatively, Klopp could opt to deploy Roberto Firmino as a nominal false nine for this match in what is the final round of Europa League group games, as he has done to good effect previously this season. Firmino is well priced at 15/8 to net in anytime, while his compatriot Philippe Coutinho could make a return to the side following injury, with the Brazilian offered at 7/4 in the sam market.

It was Adam Lallana, though, who struck in the reverse and the former Southampton man boasts odds of 9/4 to do so once more, while for the hosts, Ebenezer Assifuah who levelled on Merseyside, is 7/1 to open the scoring. Sion have lost their last three games though, so Liverpool will be confident of inflicting more misery on the Swiss side.

Tottenham v Monaco

  • Europa League Group J
  • Thursday, December 10th
  • Kick-off: 20:05 GMT
  • White Hart Lane
  • BT Sport Europe

Spurs seek three points

Mauricio Pochettino’s side will be hoping to turn last meeting’s draw into a win, with the reverse fixture ending 1-1 in France.

Erik Lamela dispatched that day and the attacker is 11/4 to strike again anytime, while Stephan El Shaarawy who equalised in the provincial state has very reasonable 9/4 odds in the same market.

Midfield hotshot and prospect Dele Alli was back on the scoresheet last time out and is available at 10/1 to break the deadlock. Against Qarabag in the 1-0 victory, it was Harry Kane who netted the winner and the striker is 4/1 to open the scoring.

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Pochettino, though, has hinted at resting the striker, though will make an assessment prior to kick-off: “He is in the squad for tomorrow but we need to assess the situation,” the Argentine said. “We need to check some things before we decide the starting XI.”

Last time out for Monaco in Ligue 1 Ivory Coast attacker Lacina Traore bagged a brace and he is a great 2/1 anytime chance and is part of a forward line that can cause problems.

Fenerbahce v Celtic

  • Europa League Group A
  • Thursday, December 10th
  • Kick-off: 18:00 GMT
  • Sukru Saracoglu Stadium, Istanbul
  • Live on BT Sport 2

Pride at stake for the Bhoys

While Celtic are already out of the Europa League and set to finish bottom regardless of the result, they can prevent their hosts from securing top spot.

At 15/2 for the win though, these odds reflect the size of the task ahead of them. Ronny Deila’s side ran out 3-1 winners last time out in the league with Callum McGregor and Leigh Griffiths scoring before an own goal.

Soccer - UEFA Europa League - Group A - Fenerbahce SK v Molde FK - Euroborg Stadium

The duo are 8/1 and 10/1 to net anytime respectively, while the hosts have the threatening presence of Robin van Persie is a reason for the visitors to be worried, with the Dutchman offered at 3/1 to break the deadlock.

Alper Potuk and Gokhan Gonul found the net last time out in the league and are 5/1 and 8/1 respectively, while their leading marksman in the Europa League, Fernandao is 3/1 to open the scoring.

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Coral’s top tip: Back Adam Lallana to score once more against Sion @ 9/4 anytime with Coral.