Sport Probabilities of English sides drawing each possible Champions League opponent

16:22  07 december  2017
16:22  07 december  2017 Source:   readsport.co

Arsenal drawn against Ostersunds in Europa League Last 32

  Arsenal drawn against Ostersunds in Europa League Last 32 Arsenal will face Swedish side Ostersunds in the Last 32 of the Europa League. As a seeded team, Arsenal could have been drawn against any Europa League group runner up or any of the four lowest ranked sides who fell from the Champions League and in the end, it was Ostersunds, who are managed by Englishman Graham Potter, who were pulled out of the pot. Whilst the club obviously is used to competing in the Champions League post-Christmas, the Europa League still offers them a chance to win another knockout competition under Arsene Wenger and comes with the added bonus of qualification to the group stages of the Champions League. There’s a lot of football to be played before the Gunners can begin to think about winning the trophy, but as one of the strongest sides in the competition, that should certainly be their aim and in order to do that, they’ll need to beat the Swedish side over two legs.

Potential opponents for English teams. They will be drawn against the 12 Europa League group runners-up and the remaining third-placed Champions League sides .

The Champions League trophy that all the teams are chasing. Chelsea have the greatest probability (44%) of facing Barcelona, though, because Barcelona cannot be drawn Yes, twice – and involving English clubs each time. Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United got that

UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League - Q1 and Q2 Qualifying Round Draw © Harold Cunningham/Getty Images Sport UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League - Q1 and Q2 Qualifying Round Draw

The draw for the Last 16 of the Champions League takes place on Monday and fans of the five Premier League clubs involved are already looking forward to finding out their next European opponents.

At this stage of the competition, sides who won their group will face a runner-up from another group and vice versa. It’s important to note that teams can not be drawn against a side from their own country, nor can they be drawn against a side who they faced in the group stages.

What that means is that, unlike in the FA Cup draw where the chances of drawing any team are equal, the probability of facing certain clubs in the draw is actually weighted.

Predicted Celtic XI vs Motherwell

  Predicted Celtic XI vs Motherwell Celtic will look bounce back from their midweek defeat in the Champions League and lift the first silverware of the season when they face Motherwell. Brendan Rodgers’ side will look to make it a fourth consecutive domestic trophy triumph and put their 7-1 lost to PSG on Wednesday firmly behind them. Motherwell have won four of their last six games under Stephen Robinson and will look for their first win in nearly two years against Celtic. The two sides advanced to the final with comfortable wins in the semi-final, as the Hoops won 4-2 against Hibernian while Motherwell eased past Rangers with a 2-0 win. When the sides last met just under a year ago, Celtic came from behind to edge out Motherwell in a seven goal thriller at Fir Park. Celtic Mikael Lustig went off injured inside 13 minutes in Paris on Wednesday night and will miss Sunday’s Cup final. Nir Bitton will undergo a late fitness test after picking up a knock in the midweek loss to PSG. Patrick Roberts travelled to Paris and is building up fitness as he recovers from a hamstring injury of his own and could return to the squad on Sunday. Erik Sviatchenko is fully fit but has yet to return to the squad and has fallen down the pecking order behind Nir Bitton in defence. Anthony Ralston remains out with a knee problem that has kept him out of action since the end of September. Motherwell The Steelmen have no injuries going into the game. Youngster Allan Campbell was rested at the weekend and could return to the starting line up having started in nine of his 12 appearances this season.

When Liverpool beat Porto so convincingly in the first leg, and attentions had already turned to possible quarter-final opponents , Roma’s clash with Shakhtar A tie with Juventus would be ideal—with Roma and Sevilla drawing each other at the same time. Champions League Quarter-Final Draw Details.

Each team finishing first will be seeded and cannot face second-place sides from their initial groups. So Man City will not be drawn against Shakhtar Donetsk, for example. Bryan Melisse DROP KICKS opponent in Champions League qualifier Challenge more akin to kung fu than football.

So, whilst you probably know the teams who each English side could face, here’s a breakdown of how likely the chances are of them drawing each particular club:

Kane: Bring on Europe's best .
Harry Kane and Mauricio Pochettino say Tottenham want to play the best teams the Champions League has to offer. Spurs go into the last-16 draw in Nyon, Switzerland, on Monday morning having topped their group with 16 points, the most amassed by any side in this season's group stage.Bayern Munich, Juventus, Sevilla, Porto, Basel and Shakhtar Donetsk are the teams who can be drawn with Spurs and Kane, whose double against Stoke on Saturday takes him on to 50 goals for the calendar year, wants to beat the best.

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