Europa Battles: Who will qualify for the next round?

2021-03-16 News

The Europa League returns this week. Teams will be jostling for a spot in the last 8 of the league. Man United and others walk a tightrope after failing to secure a win in the first leg. But looking at the away form of Man United, you cannot write them off even at the San Siro. Let's have an analysis of some of the games.

Shakhtar V AS Roma

Shakhtar Donetsk and Roma will trade tackles in a win or burst encounter. The Miners failed to impress after coming back from Italy with a 3-0 loss at the Stadio Olimpico. Indeed, the Russian side face an uphill task on Thursday, and they will be out with everything they got. The Romans, on the other hand, lost 2-0 to Parma over the weekend, but they can rest assured with one foot in the Europa League quarter-finals. They will however be without key midfielder Mkhitaryan in the second leg. Taking everything into account, a close encounter is on the cards, and we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. Bet Shaktar-Roma now!

Arsenal V Olympiacos

A place in the Europa League last 8 will be at stake when the Gunners battle Olympiakos. The Gunners outplayed the Thrylos 3-1 in Piraeus, and, as a result, Mikel Arteta’s men are seen as hot favourites to make it to the next round. Arsenal has been on a rallying point since last month, seeing off Jose Mourinho's side over the weekend. With captain Aubameyang coming back from a disciplinary sideline, Olympiakos face an uphill task in the return leg. We believe that an attack-minded Arsenal with the likes of Saka, Odegaard, Smith-Rowe will create lots of chances to score. Bet Arsenal to win now.

Rangers V Slavia Prague

Rangers and Slavia Prague face each other at Ibrox Stadium in the Europa League last 16, return leg. The two teams played out a 1-1 draw in the first leg, and yet another close encounter is on the horizon. Steven Gerrard’s troops are enjoying a season to remember, with the team putting an end to Celtic’s dominance in the Scottish Premier League, but they face a difficult task in Thursday’s clash. Slavia Prague, on the other hand, are on the right track to win the domestic trophy, with the team leading the chase for the title after 23 rounds. A close match is on the horizon, putting your money on a draw is not too much. Bet Rangers V Slavia now.

Spurs V Dinamo Zagreb

Dinamo Zagreb will be aiming to overcome a two-goal deficit in the tie against Tottenham when the two teams face each other at Stadion Maksimir on Thursday evening. The Croatian champions produced a fine display in the first leg, which is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of Tottenham. Dinamo Zagreb head into the match following a thrilling 5-0 win over Varazdin, and they are likely to adopt yet another attack-minded approach. Spurs must be low on confidence following a 2-1 loss to their bitter local rivals Arsenal, and seeing that Korea international Son is likely to miss the game with injury, we are tempted to put our money on the Croats. Anyhow, Spurs are likely to make it to the Europa League quarter-finals. Bet on Spurs to win now.

.Villareal V Dinamo Kyiv

Villarreal and Dynamo Kiev take on each other at Estadio de la Ceramica in the Europa League last 16, return leg. The Yellow Submarine aim to build on a 3-1 La Liga win over Eibar, and they must be high on spirits ahead of the visit of Dynamo Kiev. Raul Albiol returns from suspension, while Coquelin, Iborra, Moreno, Pena, and Torres are all likely to miss the match through injuries. The Ukrainian outfit, on the other hand, face an uphill task in the return leg as they need to overcome a two-goal deficit on the road. Anyhow, Villarreal are a real force to be reckoned with at home, and we predict that the Yellows are going to prove their worth on the field. It has to be noted that Villarreal are on a four-game winning run at home in the Europa League. Bet Villareal to qualify now.

AC Milan V Man United 

The San Siro will host Thursday’s Europa League clash between Milan and United, the two European giants. The Rossoneri lost  1-0 to Napoli at the weekend, will be without both Ismael Bennacer and Mario Mandzukic who are recovering from injury, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic is rated doubtful for the match, while Ante Rebic could be fit to play. Man Utd, on the other hand, were on the verge of beating Milan in the first leg, but Stefano Pioli’s men eventually scored a late equalizer at Old Trafford. Yet another close encounter is on the cards in Milano, and we believe that punters can find value in betting on draw. Martial is rated doubtful for the game, while Paul Pogba and Edinson Cavani should be fit to face the Rossoneri. Experienced midfielder Juan Mata, on the other hand, remains in the recovery room. Bet Milan-ManU now!

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