Europa League tips for September 14
FootyOn pick out Europa League tips for September 14, ahead of the first day of the 2017/18 season’s group stage.
Europe’s secondary competition gets its group stage underway this Thursday night with a host of top clashes.
There are two Premier League sides vying for success this season in Arsenal and Everton.
The two English clubs kick their group campaigns off, while Italian outfit AC Milan also make a return to European competition.
After the opening Champions League fixtures have come to a close, the Europa League can offer plenty more exciting action.
So, read on for our Europa League tips for September 14…
LIVE on BT Sport 3: Austria Vienna v AC Milan (18:00)
Vincenzo Montella’s AC Milan go into their returning European encounter with Austria Vienna on the back of a sickening defeat to Lazio in Serie A.
But they are still well poised for an opening win, having only ever lost one of nine meetings with Austrian sides.
Meanwhile, Vienna have won only once in 12 meetings with Serie A opponents in their history.
Home form doesn’t bode well either, as they are without a win in five European games in their own backyard.
Chosen bet: AC Milan to win to nil
Best price: 17/10 with BetVictor
LIVE on BT Sport 2 and Showcase: Atalanta v Everton (18:00)
Ronald Koeman’s Everton will look to put their 3-0 defeat to Spurs behind them when they tackle Atalanta.
But the Merseysiders face a tough test against a team returning to European football after a 26-year absence.
The Toffees have lost all three of their previous outings on Italian soil.
Atalanta also recently dispatched Sassuolo 2-1 in their last Serie A game.
Chosen bet: Draw and both sides score
Best price: 18/5 with BetVictor
LIVE on BT Sport 2: Arsenal v Cologne (20:05)
Arsenal return to Europa League level for the first time since 2000, when they lost in the old UEFA Cup final to Galatasaray.
Last season Arsene Wenger’s men finished outside the top four for the first time during his tenure.
This represents a great chance for the Gunners to win some silverware, though, and they will be confident of overcoming Cologne on hoe turf.
Chosen bet: Arsenal to win by exactly three goals
Best price: 5/1 with Paddy Power
LIVE on BT Sport 3: Hertha Berlin v Athletic Bilbao (20:05)
In another promising game on Thursday night, Hertha Berlin take on Spanish side Athletic Bilbao.
There’s a familiar face and former Champions League winner among the home German outfit.
Ex-Chelsea star Salomon Kalou is ready to fire Hertha Berlin to success on their return to European action proper.
Chosen bet: Salomon Kalou to score anytime
Best price: 11/4 with Paddy Power
LIVE on BT Sport ESPN: Red Star Belgrade v BATE Borisov (20:05)
Our Europa League tips for September 14 are rounded off by the Red Star Belgrade v BATE Borisov clash.
Serbian side Red Star look more than capable of earning three points here.
Their Belarusian opponents face a potentially tough evening on their travels here.
Chosen bet: Red Star Belgrade to win both halves
Best price: 9/5 with BetVictor