Vital Preview - Europa League - 19th October 2017
The 2017-18 season continues with the latest round of Europa League games this midweek, which will see us among those involved in this schedule with a victory of course the aim.
Thursday 28th September
Astana 1-1 Slavia Prague 16:00
Athletic Bilbao 0-1 FC Zorya Luhansk 18:00
BATE Borisov 2-4 Arsenal 18:00
Cologne 0-1 Crvena Zvezda 18:00
FC Lugano 1-2 FC Steaua Bucuresti 18:00
FC Viktoria Plzen 3-1 Hapoel Beer-Sheva
Konyaspor 2-1 Vitoria de Guimaraes 18:00
Lazio 2-0 Zulte-Waregem 18:00
Nice 3-0 Vitesse Arnhem 18:00
Ostersunds FK 1-0 Hertha Berlin 18:00
Red Bull Salzburg 1-0 Marseille 18:00
Rosenborg 3-1 Vardar 18:00
Zenit St. Petersburg 3-1 Real Sociedad 18:00
AC Milan 3-2 Rijeka 20:05
AEK Athens 2-2 FK Austria Wien 20:05
Braga 2-1 Istanbul Buyuksehir 20:05
Everton 2-2 Apollon Limassol 20:05
Lokomotiv Moscow 3-0 Zlín 20:05
Ludogorets 2-1 Hoffenheim 20:05
Lyon 1-1 Atalanta 20:05
Maccabi Tel Aviv 0-0 Villarreal 20:05
Partizan Belgrade 2-3 Dynamo Kiev 20:05
Sheriff Tiraspol (Mol) 0-0 FC Copenhagen 20:05
Skenderbeu 1-1 BSC Young Boys Bern 20:05
What will happen in this one though? Cast your vote so we know if you think it'll be all smiles or disappointment come the full time whistle.
A number of clubs across Europe are already well placed for progression into the knockout stages of the Europa Cup, including Arsenal. Successive wins to start their group campaign means the Gunners are basically through; almost certainly should they collect all three points at Crvena Zvezda.
Everton - the other Premier League side in this competition - on the other hand are bottom of their group and have collected just the solitary point so victory against French club Lyon, at Goodison Park, is a near must or the Toffees' European aspirations will effectively be over before Christmas.
At the conclusion of these games we'll be at the midway stage of the group phase, which, as eluded too, should leave things much clearer, if not basically decided in some cases come close of play this evening.
Thursday 19th October
Astana v Maccabi Tel Aviv 16:00
BATE Borisov v Cologne 18:00
Crvena Zvezda v Arsenal 18:00
FC Lugano v FC Viktoria Plzen 18:00
FC Zorya Luhansk v Hertha Berlin 18:00
Hapoel Beer-Sheva v FC Steaua Bucuresti 18:00
Konyaspor v Red Bull Salzburg 18:00
Marseille v Vitoria de Guimaraes 18:00
Nice v Lazio 18:00
Ostersunds FK v Athletic Bilbao 18:00
Vardar v Real Sociedad 18:00
Zenit St. Petersburg v Rosenborg 18:00
Zulte-Waregem v Vitesse Arnhem 18:00
AC Milan v AEK Athens 20:05
Atalanta v Apollon Limassol 20:05
Braga v Ludogorets 20:05
Dynamo Kiev v BSC Young Boys Bern 20:05
Everton v Lyon 20:05
FK Austria Wien v Rijeka 20:05
Hoffenheim v Istanbul Buyuksehir 20:05
Sheriff Tiraspol (Mol) v Lokomotiv Moscow 20:05
Skenderbeu v Partizan Belgrade 20:05
Villarreal v Slavia Prague 20:05
Zlín v FC Copenhagen 20:05
It goes without saying the expectation; most definitely the hope at least, will be for a positive result. But will this happen? We'll find out soon enough.
Ahead of the game we're looking for your views on what way you think it will go, which requires you to vote in the latest poll in one of the options you have been given.
However, don't just look also have a say. We don't just want your vote, which you can do to the right; we also want some thoughts and views ahead of the game as well so share these below.