If Milsami win this tie, they will enter unchartered territory as the first Moldovan champions to qualify for the group stage of a European football tournament. It would be a case of succeeding at the first attempt for a club that is less than a decade old and secured their first league title in club history last season. Few would have anticipated that Milsami would have even reached this stage of the Europa League competition. St Etienne enjoyed a strong 2014-15 season, but they've failed to record a victory in the opening two games of their 2015-16 campaign. They'll undoubtedly have one eye on this weekend's fixture against Lorient, but it would be dangerous to under-estimate their Thursday night opponents. I do feel that there could be an air of unpredictability about this game. Previous European matches have suggested that Milsami are capable of scoring goals and also very capable of breaking down completely. This is a tie where the goals could rack up, either with St Etienne pulling away, or because Milsami have managed to turn it into a competitive game.
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- Pickaway win
- Odds-200 Sportingbet
- Match result1-1 (-5.00)