Results: Europa League Predictions Matchday 1

With Matchday 1 of the 2017/18 Europa League in the books, it’s time to revisit my predictions for the round. There were some statement wins for AC Milan, Atalanta, Arsenal, Zenit St Petersburg and Real Sociedad. Did I predict dominant wins for these teams? Let’s take a look at the table.

Slavia PragueMaccabi Tel Aviv1-11-0
Dynamo KievSkenderbeu3-13-1
Young BoysPartizan Belgrade1-21-1
Istanbul BasaksehirLudogorets2-10-0
Austria WienAC Milan1-11-5
RijekaAEK Athens1-11-2
Apallon LimassolLyon1-31-1
FC CopenhagenLokomotiv Moscow2-20-0
ZlinFC Sheriff0-10-0
Steaua BucharestViktoria Plzen0-23-0
Hapoel Beer ShevaLugano2-02-1
Crvena ZvezdaBATE Borisov2-11-1
Vitoria de GuimaraesSalzburg0-11-1
Hertha BerlinAthletic Bilbao1-20-0
Vitesse ArnheimLazio2-22-3
Vardar SkopjeZenit St. Petersburg1-30-5
Real SociedadRosenborg2-14-0

I had mentioned that predicting Europa League matches is a real lottery and so it turned out. Amongst the 24 games, I managed to accurately guess only one correct score — Thank you Dynamo Kiev — and a further eight right results. That means I got a whopping 15 predictions wrong!

My points total for this round is a paltry 11 points. It’s not going to get any easier with future matchdays in this competition, but I am certainly going to keep on trying. Till next time!

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