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Europa double bound to lead to TV trouble

SIX live Europa League matches, eh?

What's it all for? And can't the footballing gods just make the decision about what match to watch before us?

Weighing up which game to tune in to is an absolute minefield, because you know that no matter how hard you try there's going to be a thriller on the other channel, which you'll flick over to just as the game you were originally watching springs to life.

And that's before you even factor in what bets you've had.

I fancy Inter, who appear to be taking the Europa League seriously, to beat St-Etienne. I'm going to throw them in a double with Tottenham, who haven't been brilliant in Europe so far but appear to be improving under Mauricio Pochettino.

And Harry Kane will probably play against Asteras Tripolis, which is all of a sudden good news, something I'm still getting used to.

I can't wait to spend 90 minutes flitting between the two games and managing to turn over just someone has scored and ruined my bet.

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18:00 TODAY ITV4

Lille v Everton

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Both teams have scored in eight of Everton's 11 games this season
Expert verdict
Lille's excellent defensive standards have slipped recently with Ligue 1 defeats to Lyon (3-0) and Guingamp (2-1) so Everton should not fear their trip to northern France. The Toffees ended their recent slump with a fine home win over Aston Villa and Roberto Martinez's men are worth backing to earn a draw.