There are some key players missing from squads in Europe - read our research before you place your bets!
Udinese v Sassuolo – Saturday 17:00
Kevin Lasagna (FW), Udinese; Antonino Ragusa (LW) and Federico Peluso (LB), Sassuolo
Lasagna has been injured for a few weeks now and Udinese have lost their last six without their top scorer while scoring just once as four of the matches have had fewer than three goals. The good news for the home fans is that Sassuolo also have a couple of first team players out. Peluso has failed to start just 11 games since the start of last season and Sassuolo have won only once without him. Ragusa has been a frequent option off the bench but he’s also enjoyed some excellent results when starting as Sassuolo have lost only two of his last 13 starts while failing to score just once in the last 12. In contrast they’ve failed to score in eight of the last 12 he’s been left out for and this time he definitely misses out as he’s suspended. With both below full strength and the attacks most affected no in the both teams to score market looks the way to go at odds against.
St Etienne v Guingamp – Sunday 16:00
Yannis Salibur (RW), Guingamp
Salibur has been the key man for Guingamp this season, with their most assists, most shots taken and third most goals scored. Since the start of last season their winning percentage has fallen from 40% in Salibur’s 52 starts to just 13% in the 15 matches he’s missed as they’ve scored just 10 times without him. That includes defeat in six of the nine away matches he’s missed. Meanwhile, St Etienne have won three of five unbeaten home games across all competitions as they’ve found some form in the second half of the season.
Stoke v Everton – Saturday 15:00
Theo Walcott (RW) and Gylfi Sigurdsson (AM), Everton
Everton have struggled on the road this term and it seems that won’t be changing in this match with both Walcott and Sigurdsson sidelined through injury. Sigurdsson has created far more chances than any other Everton player this season as he’s contributed three assists and four goals. Without the Icelandic international in the starting line-up the visitors have lost three of their four winless games, scoring just twice compared to 1.28 gpg in the 25 with him. Added to that, Walcott’s presence in attack will also be missed, with the January signing providing two goals and an assist in his seven league games since joining, and with Paul Lambert providing Stoke with a bit of added defensive steel they are worth backing to claim a clean sheet.