JUST the one pick for Chris Graham (@chrisgraham79) amongst the late Europa League games.
Guingamp v Dinamo Minsk | Thursday 20:05
They may be in the lower reaches of Ligue 1, but I like the look of Guingamp in this Europa League match. The French side are second in Group K behind maximum-points outfit Fiorentina and are priced up at 4/5 with William Hill to win here.
Guingamp began this group with a bad 3-0 defeat in Florence but have improved since then. A 2-0 win over Greek side PAOK Salonika was followed by a goalless draw against Dinamo Minsk in the Borisov Arena. The French Cup winners will fancy their chances of turning that result around on Thursday.
Dinamo Minsk don’t travel well. Their only trip abroad so far in this group was a shocking 6-1 loss to PAOK on Matchday 1, and wind the clock back a further couple of months and you’ll spot Minsk’s inability to beat Finnish minnows MyPa in the second qualifying round.
Guingamp have beaten Bordeaux at home in Ligue 1 this season, so I’m expecting them to be too strong for travel-sick Dinamo Minsk. Victory here would move them to within a win of a place in the knockout stages, and for a club as unfashionable as Guingamp that would be a great achievement.
Guingamp v Dinamo Minsk – Guingamp to win (4/5 William Hill)