The UEFA Europa League returns with 16 games consisting of 32 teams in the leagues all over Europe on 30th September, 2021. There are very interesting matches that are bound to thrill football fans all over the world on Matchday 2 of the Europa League competition. This post highlights top Europa League matches to watch out for.
Top Europa League matches to watch out for this week:
1. Celtic vs Bayer Leverkusen
Having lost their opening match in the Europa league, Celtic will hope they can secure their first win in the competition. This will be the first match between both sides. Bayer Leverkusen will hope to build on their first win in the competition against an unfamiliar opponent.
Celtic haven’t lost in any of their last 8 home games. Bayer Leverkusen are currently on a 3-game winning streak and haven’t lost none of their last four away games. Leverkusen’s side will hope Moussa Diaby and Patrik Schick will help them secure their second win in Celtic Park, Glasgow.
2. Napoli vs FK Spartak Moscow
This match is going to be thrilling for the fans as both team will be going all out for the three points. Napoli is looking like the side to clinch the points with their good run of form. Napoli remains unbeaten in their last five games and on a three-game winning streak.
Napoli’s Victor Osimhen will be looking to add to his two goals that he bagged on their first match of the competition against Leicester. Spartak Moscow will hope they can bounce back after a 1-0 defeat against Legia Warszawa in Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, Napoli.
3. Lyon vs Broendby IF
This match is going to be a thrilling match, as both teams have only met twice and Lyon has been the winner of the two encounters. Lyon haven’t lost in any competitive their last 8 home games.
Broendby IF haven’t won any of their last six away games. Both teams will look forward to secure the three points in OL Stadium, Décines. Moussa Dembele and Toko Kari Ekambi will most likely feature and they will looking to be on the score sheet for Lyon.
4. Legia Warszawa vs Leicester
This promises to be a very interesting match, as both teams are unfamiliar opponents. The Polish champions will look to get their second win in the competition as they defeated Spartak Moscow in Russia with 1 goal.
Legia’s coach, Czeslaw Michniewicz is excited that his team is playing against one of the big guns in the Europa League competition and they are facing his favourite coach, Leicester’s Brendan Rodgers. Leicester will be looking to secure their first win in the competition against the Polish side.
Brendan Rodgers’ side will have their top striker Jamie Vardy feature in this match and that gives them a edge in this match as Jamie Vardy will be looking to get his name on the score sheet.
5. Real sociedad vs Monaco
Both teams haven’t faced each other in the Europa League competition but played once in a friendly game that ended in a 2-1 win for Real sociedad.
Real sociedad remains unbeaten in their last seven games. Monaco haven’t lost any of their last four away games. Both teams will be looking to get the three points. Both teams have great players as their attacking options.
For Real sociedad, the team will be expecting the likes of Portu, Alexander Isak and Mikel Oyarzabal can have great impact in the match. Monaco as well expects that one of their attackers, Ben Yedder, Gelson Martins, Alexandr Golovin and ķevin Volland can help them secure their second win of the Europa League competition.