Last year's beaten Europa League finalist Dnipro take on Italian side Lazio in what should be a really entertaining game. Dnipro have won five in a row and come into this game having just beaten one of their biggest rivals Shakhtar Donetsk a couple of weeks ago, while this is a different team to the one beaten in the Europa Final last season (they did lose star man Konoplyanko) this is a team of quality players who will play a strong defensive system against a Lazio team who are also very strong defensively. Dnipro will look to star striker Seleznyov who will be key to everything that they do offensively.
Lazio come into this game after being knocked out of the Champions League by Bayer Leverkusen, Lazio will have been left disappointed by that failure to get to the Group stages of Europe's premier competition. With experience like Klose and Candreva and quality youth like Felipe Anderson there is a really good mix here for Lazio and they have a team that could take advantage of any slips by Juventus or Roma domestically. The Italian league is always a better league when Lazio are pushing for the top of the table as the rivalry with Roma is legendary and havign two strong teams in Rome always leads to a better league.
I think this is going to be a terrific game but I am finding it hard to get some value from the market on the game. I think that while Lazio are strong this is a very tough game for them in a hostile atmosphere , I am going to take the draw as I see both teams cancelling each other out here.