Everything You Need To Know About This Week's Europa League Matches

Rangers, Celtic, Leicester and West Ham are all in action on Thursday
11:18, 02 Nov 2021

It’s the return of the UEFA Europa League this week as matchday four gets underway. West Ham United, Leicester City, Celtic and Rangers are all in action. Here is everything you need to know about this week’s clashes.

Brondby IF v Rangers

Rangers will be full of confidence after picking up their first European victory of the campaign which was against the hosts at Ibrox a fortnight ago. Leon Balogun and Kemar Roofe were on the scoresheet for Steven Gerrard’s side. A victory for Rangers here would put them in a strong position to claim second spot in Group A as they are currently one point behind Sparta Prague who occupy that spot.

Where: Brondby Stadium, Brondby

When: Thursday 4 November, 5:45pm

How to watch: BT Sport 2

Sportsman stat: Brondby remain the only side without a goal in this season’s UEFA Europa League campaign, despite registering 16 attempts on goal.

Betfred odds: Rangers are 12/5 to win to nil

Genk v West Ham United

David Moyes’ side are flying this season, domestically and internationally. They have won all three of their Europa League matches so far and are yet to concede a single goal in the competition. Last time out they comfortably beat the hosts 3-0 with two goals coming from defenders, assisted by Aaron Cresswell from corners. They will confirm their place in the knockout stages with a victory in Belgium.

Where: Cegeka Arena, Genk

When: Thursday 4 November, 5:45pm

How to watch: BT Sport 3

Sportsman stat: This will be only West Ham’s second trip to Belgium in all European competitions after a 1-0 win over KAA Gent back in September 1964 in the Cup Winners’ Cup first round, with Ron Boyce scoring the winner.

Betfred odds: West Ham to win both halves is available at 21/10.

Leicester City v Spartak Moscow

Leicester’s Patson Daka was a man-possessed in Moscow when these two sides last met two weeks ago as he scored four times in a 4-3 victory over the visitors. Brendan Rodgers’ side have four points so far in Group C, two points behind group leaders Legia Warsaw. Their defence still looks shaky so they will be reliant on their attackers to deliver the goods. If the Foxes want to keep their chances of reaching the knockout stages alive, they will need to capitalise on their two remaining home matches.

Where: King Power Stadium, Leicester

When: Thursday 4 November, 8pm

How to watch: BT Sport 1

Sportsman stat: Leicester have never before played host to Russian opposition in any competition, with their 4-3 victory over Spartak the first time they’ve ever faced a side from Russia in their history.

Betfred odds: Over 4.5 goals – 11/4

Ferencvaros v Celtic

Ange Postecoglou’s side recorded their first victory in Europe this campaign over the hosts last time out with a 2-0 scoreline at Celtic Park. They are currently four points behind Bayer Leverkusen and Real Betis, so this game is crucial if they are to stand a chance of progressing to the knockout stages. The Hoops will be hoping for more fine performances by Kyogo Furuhashi and Jota who linked up brilliantly for the opening goal against Ferencvaros two weeks ago.

Where: Groupama Arena, Budapest

When: Thursday 4 November, 8pm

How to watch: BT Sport 2

Sportsman stat: Celtic have lost each of their last three away matches in the Europa League, conceding exactly four goals in each match. They have never lost four games in a row on the road in the competition.

Betfred odds: Celtic to win – 23/20

Full Europa League Fixtures 4th November 2021

Galatasaray v Lokomotiv Moscow

Real Sociedad v SK Sturm Graz

Genk v West Ham United

Brondby v Rangers

Lyon v Sparta Prague

Legia Warsaw v Napoli

Olympiacos v Eintracht Frankfurt

Monaco v PSV Eindhoven

Leicester City v Spartak Moscow

Braga v Ludogorets

Bayer Leverkusen v Real Betis

Antwerp v Fenerbahce

Ferencvaros v Celtic

Dinamo Zagreb v Rapid Vienna

Red Star Belgrade v FC Midtjylland

Marseille v Lazio

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