Get our best betting tips and match analysis for Thursday night Europa League group stage action as Dnipro plays host to St Etienne.
Dnipro vs St Etienne Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews
Reason For Dnipro vs St Etienne Betting Tips
Through two games of Group G Europa League action, Lazio and Dnipro are unbeaten with a win and a draw apiece, while Rosenborg and St Etienne each picked up a solitary draw, against one another, in their opening two games. The third round of games could determine whether this group ends up being a two-horse race.
Dnipro reached the final of the Europa League last season and they’ve once again carried over strong form into the Ukrainian Premier League. They opened their group stage campaign by drawing 1-1 with Lazio, before stealing a 1-0 win over Rosenborg.
They’re an especially strong team in Ukraine and the 2015-16 edition of this squad is very difficult to break down, even if they have lost a little spark going forward.
Young St Etienne have endured an up and down domestic season, though they are currently well-placed in Ligue 1, and after battling to get into the group stages of this competition, they’ve yet to impress. They were held to a 2-2 draw by Rosenborg and were then unable to overcome Lazio, losing 3-2.
Three Reasons for Betting Tips
1. Ukraine advantage
The Ukrainian team are famously strong on their own turf, it was the key to their Europa League success last season and it should guarantee that they perform well again this year.
2. St Etienne frailty
This isn’t the tough defensive team that performed so well in 2014-15. They’ve had difficulties keeping things locked down defensively and we think they’ll get exploited again in Ukraine.
3. Near even odds on Dnipro win
We’re getting Dnipro at 19/20, which offers a pretty good return, despite the fact that they are playing in a place where their record is almost unmatched over the last couple of seasons.
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Published: October 22, 2015
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