With just over 24 hours to go for the big Europa league matches to kick-start, we look back once again to our Group previews.. this time shifting our focus on Group G.
The clubs which qualified to this group are
Celtic(managed by Count of Monte Hristo)
VFB Stuttgart(managed by Brian)
AS Nancy Lorraine(managed by Coldplay) and
FC Metalist Kharkiv(managed by TM245)
Celtic managed to get the same points as Benefica (33 points) in RoE season 1 but was edged out from CL due to the inferior goal difference.. Although he will be disappointed not to get a place in the UCL league, i can assure Celtic that UEL league is not too far behind.
VFB Stuttgart managed to grab a decent 7th spot in the tightly contested Bundesliga season 1 with 32 points and surely is one of the opponent that the other 3 clubs should look into.
AS Nancy Lorraine qualified for UEL after grabbing 9th in the Ligue 1 season 1 whereas TM245’s contribution to HOF was duly rewarded with a place in Group G for him in the elite league.
With 3 wins and 1 loss Celtic is now sitting in a strong 3rd position in season 2 of RoE league and is also ranked 18,687 in the current FPL rankings. Things are not quite well for VFB Stuttgart at the moment with 3 losses and 1 draw in the Bundesliga season 2 that puts him right in the relegation zone. Similar to Celtic, AS Nancy Lorraine also won 3 matches and lost 1 in the Ligue 1 season 2 encounter which puts him right now in UCL qualification spot. FC Metalist Kharkiv may not have played in season 1 but he is currently the highest ranked FPL player amongst these 4 managers and is looking to sneak through the knockouts too.
While both VFB Stuttgart and AS Nancy Lorraine have activated their wildcard this week, it is game on now and we can see some cracking matches in the coming weeks. It should also be noted that Celtic still have a wildcard to use, whereas Metalist Kharkiv have already played his wildcard in the earlier weeks.
PREDICTION: It will be hard to predict which 2 managers will go through the knockouts and which 2 will be eliminated right now. All i can say now is that this group is also not different from the other groups which offer some thrilling fights in the coming weeks. But given a chance i would say Celtic and AS Nancy Lorraine are the ones who may be advancing to the next round.
Good Luck to all 4 managers who are in this group. I am sure you guys will deliver your best in the coming games and will also give the spectators and other managers who monitor you, something to cheer about..