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Key Stat: Bayern Munich have made the Champions League semi-finals in each of the last three seasons
Expert Verdict: The champions of Germany and England do battle in Munich and goals look certain with both teams much better going forward than in defensive situations. Robert Lewandowski was a great summer signing for Bayern and he can take advantage of City’s defensive vulnerability.
Recommendation: R Lewandowski first goalscorer
REFEREE: Alberto Undiano Mallenco STADIUM: Allianz Arena, Munich
|Recent Form||Last Head-To-Heads at Chelsea||Recent Form|
Key Stat: Chelsea have scored 15 goals in four Premier League matches this season
Expert Verdict: Chelsea beat Schalke 3-0 home and away in the Champions League last season and can land another comfortable victory over the Germans. Jose Mourinho’s side may have one eye on Sunday’s trip to Manchester City so could possibly ease up once they have gained control but Schalke should be outclassed.
Recommendation: Chelsea 2-0
REFEREE: Ivan Bebek STADIUM:
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Key Stat: Tottenham's last five Europa League matches have featured at least three goals
Expert Verdict: Tottenham face a long trip but manager Mauricio Pochettino has a strong squad and they are capable of claiming an opening victory. Partizan are not one of the continent's footballing superpowers and have kept just one clean sheet in their last five Europa League matches.
REFEREE: Alon Yefet STADIUM:
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Key Stat: Villarreal had the best away record outside La Liga’s top three last season
Expert Verdict: Gladbach found their cutting edge in a 4-1 dismantling of Schalke on Saturday. It was impressive stuff but the German side had not really clicked in the Bundesliga before that result, so trusting them requires a leap of faith. With uncertainty about their consistency, preference is for the increasingly reliable Yellow Submarine.
REFEREE: STADIUM: Bokelberg
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Key Stat: Salzburg have won six of their last seven home matches
Expert Verdict: It's already been a miserable season in Europe for Celtic after they were dumped out of the Champions League twice and they face a difficult start to their Europa League campaign. Salzburg won the Austrian title by 18 points last season and should get off to a winning start.
REFEREE: Artur Soares Dias STADIUM:
|Recent Form||Last Head-To-Heads at Everton||Recent Form|
Key Stat: Everton won one of their last five home matches
Expert Verdict: It will be interesting to see how much credence Roberto Martinez gives to the Europa League as his team will have to be at their best to see off Wolfsburg at Goodison. Wolfsburg, who finished fifth in the Bundesliga last season still have their squad intact and will provide a tough test.
REFEREE: Luca Banti STADIUM:
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