Qarabag versus Bayer Leverkusen is the first game on this Smart Acca, with Xabi Alonso’s side knowing that a victory will qualify them for the Round of 16.
The home side have managed six points in Group H, having beaten Molde and Hacken by 1-0 scorelines before being thrashed 5-1 away at Leverkusen in the return match. Since their thrashing at the hands of the German Bundesliga outfit, Qarabag have suffered a 2-1 loss to Araz-Naxcivan before hammering Kapaz 7-1 last time out.
Leverkusen are in terrific form having won all of their last five matches across all competitions following 3-2, 5-2, 2-1, 5-1 and 2-1 victories over the likes of Hoffenheim, Sandhausen, Freiburg, Qarabag and Wolfsburg.
Toulouse and Liverpool go head-to-head at Stadium TFC in Group E of the Europa League.
Carles Martinez Novell’s men are winless in their last five outings, having drawn 1-1 with both Brest and Reims before being thrashed 5-1 at Liverpool and suffering further 3-0 and 2-1 losses to Montpellier and Le Havre.
Liverpool were held to a 1-1 draw away at Luton Town at the weekend as Luis Diaz scored a 95th-minute equaliser, however, in the run-up to that game, Jurgen Klopp’s men had beaten Bournemouth 2-1 in the EFL Cup, as well as Nottingham Forest 3-0 and Everton 2-0 on either side of their 5-1 win over Toulouse.
Sporting Lisbon faces Polish Ekstraklasa champions Rakow at the José Alvalade Stadium in Group D.
Ruben Amorim’s men are unbeaten in their last four matches since losing 2-1 to Atalanta, having beaten Arouca 2-1 and Boavista 2-0 on either side of their 1-1 away draw with Rakow, before earning a narrow 3-2 home win over Estrela at the weekend via goals from Daniel Braganca, Marcus Edwards and Paulinho.
Rakow suffered 2-0 and 1-0 losses in their first two matches of the group stages to Atalanta and Sturm Graz, however, they did earn a point last time out at home to Sporting following Viktor Gyokeres’ 8th-minute red card, as Fabian Piasecki’s 79th-minute equaliser cancelled out Sebastian Coates’ first-half opener.
Fenerbahce travels to Bulgaria to face Ludogorets in what could be a closely fought contest in the Europa Conference League.
The hosts have struggled in this season’s competition, as following their 4-0 win at home to Spartak Trnava, they have suffered heavy 7-1 and 3-1 away losses to the likes of Norsjaelland and Fenerbahce.
Ismail Kartal’s men saw their 19-match winning run end at the weekend as they were beaten 3-2 at home by Trabzonspor. Prior to their shock defeat, Fenerbahce had thrashed Pendikspor 5-0 after 3-1, 4-2 and 2-0 wins over Ludogorets, Hatayspor and Kasimpasa.
West Ham United hosts Olympiakos at the London Stadium on Thursday night, with David Moyes hoping that his side can earn a confidence-boosting victory.
The Irons' only win in their last five outings came at the expense of Arsenal in the League Cup as they won 3-1 via goals from Ben White (own goal), Mohammed Kudus and Jarrod Bowen. Their losses have come against the likes of Brentford 3-2, Everton 1-0, Olympiakos 2-1 and Aston Villa 4-1.
Olympiakos suffered a 4-2 loss to PAOK at the weekend following back-to-back 2-0 and 2-1 wins over OFI and West Ham. In the run-up to their victory over the Hammers, Diego Martinez’s men had drawn 2-2 with TSC and beat PAS Giannina 3-0.
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