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Europa League Preview – Thursday 19th Feb

Kane will contribute towards three English wins in tonight's Europa League action

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Three Premier League sides are in Europa League action tonight and they should all be enjoying an advantage going into next week's second leg ties.

Europe’s second tier club competition has now reached the last 32 stage and with three English sides in action, we’re predicting a hat-trick of victories for the Premier League teams.

Everton travel to Switzerland to clash with Young Boys, the Toffees confident of rediscovering the form that saw them complete the group stage with just a single defeat and two draws, ending on top of Group H.

Nevertheless they will face tough opposition from a Young Boys side who have a perfect home record in this season’s competition, including a 2-0 win over final group winners Napoli.

Liverpool welcome Turkish side Besiktas to Anfield and won’t be expecting the easy ride which saw them win 8-0 the last time the teams met on Merseyside eight years ago. Indeed, Besiktas went through the group stage unbeaten and are currently in a three-horse race with Fenerbahce and Galatasaray for the Turkish domestic title, therefore they will be expected to provide stiffer opposition for the Reds this time around.

Spurs are in action against Serie A side Fiorentina at White Hart Lane. The North London side finished second in Group C behind Besiktas and will be eager to avoid a slip-up against a Fiorentina side which currently sit fourth in the Serie A table. We think that Pochettino’s side will have the edge going into this match, however Fiorentina are no mugs and could grab themselves a valuable away goal tonight.

 

Young Boys v Everton

Liverpool v Besiktas

Tottenham v Fiorentina