Europa League 2014: Fixtures, Live Stream Info and Matchday 2 Predictions

Rory Marsden@@roomarsdenFeatured ColumnistOctober 2, 2014

Partizan Belgrade's Lazar Cirkovic, left, and Tottenham Hotspur's Aaron Lennon clash for the ball during the Europa League Group C soccer match between Partizan Belgrade and Tottenham Hotspur in Belgrade, Serbia, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)
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The Europa League returns on Thursday with 24 matches to be played out on Matchday 2 and the likes of Inter Milan, Tottenham and Sevilla are all looking for important victories.

The North London side could only manage a 0-0 draw away to Partizan Belgrade in their opening encounter and need a home win against Besiktas to really kick-start their campaign.

Elsewhere, Standard Liege's clash with Feyenoord looks a cracking encounter with the Dutch club eager to bounce back from a 2-0 defeat to Sevilla in their opener.

Read on for a full fixture list and live-streaming information as well as predictions for various encounters.

Europa League 2014: Matchday 2 Fixtures, Live Stream
Time (BST/ET)FixtureLive Stream
8:05 p.m./3:05 p.m.FC Zurich vs, Borussia Monchengladbach
8:05 p.m./3:05 p.m.Villarreal vs. Apollon LimassolESPN Player
8:05 p.m./3:05 p.m.HJK Helsinki vs. Club Brugge
8:05 p.m./3:05 p.m.Torino vs. FC Copenhgn
8:05 p.m./3:05 p.m.Asteras Tripolis vs. Partizan Belgrade
8:05 p.m./3:05 p.m.Tottenham vs. BesiktasITV Player, FOX Sports Go
8:05 p.m./3:05 p.m.Astra Giurgiu vs. FC Red Bull Salzburg
8:05 p.m./3:05 p.m.Celtic vs. Dinamo ZagrebBT Sport Player, FOX Sports Go
4 p.m./11 a.m.Dinamo Moscow vs. PSVBT Sport Player
8:05 p.m./3:05 p.m.Estoril Praia vs. Panathinaikos
8:05 p.m./3:05 p.m.Inter Milan vs. FK QarabagBT Sport Player, FOX Sports Go
8:05 p.m./3:05 p.m.St Etienne vs. Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
6 p.m./1 p.m.Feyenoord vs. Standard Liege
6 p.m./1 p.m.HNK Rijeka vs. SevillaESPN Player
5 p.m./noonFK Krasnodar vs. EvertonITV Player, FOX Sports Go
6 p.m./1 p.m.VfL Wolfsburg vs. LilleBT Sport Player
6 p.m./1 p.m.Slovan Bratislava vs. NapoliBT Sport Player, FOX Sports Go
6 p.m./1 p.m.Sparta Prague vs. BSC Young Boys
6 p.m./1 p.m.Aalborg BK vs. Rio Ave
6 p.m./1 p.m.Dynamo Kiev vs. Steaua Bucharest
6 p.m./1 p.m.Dinamo Minsk vs. Fiorentina
6 p.m./1 p.m.Guingamp vs. PAOK Salonika
6 p.m./1 p.m.KSC Lokeren vs. Metalist Kharkiv
6 p.m./1 p.m.Trabzonspor vs. Legia Warsaw
BBC Sport

Celtic vs. Dinamo Zagreb

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 16:  Celtic manager Ronny Delia looks on during the Scottish Premiership League Match between Celtic and Dundee United, at Celtic Park on August 16, 2014 Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Celtic have not had a particularly good time of things so far this season, both in the league and in Europe. The perennial winners of Scotland's top flight, they currently sit fourth in the SPL, five points behind leaders Dundee United.

In their opening Europa League encounter they produced a decent attacking performance against FC Red Bull Salzburg, but ended up drawing 2-2 in an away match they could have won, per Irish Times Sport:

By contrast, Dinamo Zagreb will travel to Glasgow on the back of a convincing 5-1 opening win in the competition against Astra Giurgiu in which Algerian striker El Arbi Soudani bagged a first-half hat-trick.

They are also sitting pretty atop the Croatian league and will visit Celtic Park with great confidence having not lost in 11 matches.

Celtic boss Ronny Deila must be aiming for a home win on Thursday if he is looking to reach his target of qualification from the group with 10 points, per BBC Sport:

"The target is to get through and to do that we need 10 points."

Defence will be key for the Scottish champions against Zagreb, the Croatian team have some decent creative players who will need to be shut down.

Anything other than a win for Celtic will see them struggling early on in the competition while Dinamo will likely be happy to take home a point after their convincing opener.

Prediction: 1-1

Feyenoord vs. Standard Liege

Miguel Angel Morenatti/Associated Press

Feyenoord managed to stall a dreadful run of results on Saturday when they bagged a convincing 4-0 away win against the Go Ahead Eagles in the Eredivisie.

Previous to that victory, Fred Rutten's side had lost four on the bounce, including their defeat to Sevilla which got them off to the worst possible start in the competition.

Olivier Matthys/Associated Press

Belgian side Standard Liege got their Europa League campaign off to a fine start with a home 2-0 win against Rijeka.

These two sides are likely to be playing for second place in the group behind defending champions Sevilla and thus Wednesday's encounter is mighty important for both.

However, playing in front of their own fans at De Kuip, the Dutch side should have the advantage, especially coming into the game on the back of a morale-boosting win.

Prediction: 2-1


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