Don’t miss out any of the great action set to take place in the Europa League this upcoming Thursday.
Following the encounters that went down last week in the Europa League, football fans will have a chance to witness more exciting games in the second leg of the 1/32 finals. According to EU gambling news Dynamo Moscow will clash with Anderlecht at home where they will try to overcome the draw they recorded while playing in Brussels last week.
• Moenchengladbach will play against defending champions Sevilla
• Zenit looking to overcome PSV at home
• Liverpool will be aiming to make it to the next round against Besiktas
Zenit St Petersburg have the upper leg against PSV as they already lead with 1 goal from the first leg, so now they will be looking to defend their result at home. Moenchengladbach will host Sevilla in match that should offer plenty of thrills as the former already lead with 1-0. Liverpool have secured 1 goal against Besiktas at home, so now they will have record at least a draw away.
Dynamo Moscow vs Anderlecht and Zenit St. Petersburg vs PSV
Dynamo couldn’t put on a great performance against Anderlecht away as the game finished 0-0. Now they will play in Moscow and considering that the hosts didn’t record a single goal away may come back and haunt them. If Anderlecht manage to find the back of the net in this upcoming game and keep that result it would prove detrimental for Dynamo’s progress, even if they equalize on their own ground.
Bet365 has given the host’s favorite odds 1.80 (4/5) and judging by their home records they could win the game, although in reality the Belgian side may pose a bigger threat than initially anticipated. Mobile betting sites have decided to given them underdog odds of 4.40 (17/5), due to the fact that will be the visiting team. A draw has been set at 3.60 (13/5), an event that could very well happen for this kind of a match.
Zenit will go head to head with Dutch side PSV in a game that will very challenging for the latter team. The Russians performed better in the first leg which saw them clinch 1 important away goal so PSV will have to come up with some effective tactics to break down the defense of the 2008 UEFA Cup champions. Bet365 favors them to win 1.83 (7/9) on their home turf, as PSV don’t really have a fighting chance.
When PSV were playing in the group stage they finished 2nd with 8 points where they also encountered another Russian team, Dynamo Moscow who were 1st with a total of 18 points. It is fair to day that they don’t really match up well against Russian sides, which is part of the reason why Bet365 has given them underdog odds 4.55 (39/11). A draw between the two has been set at 3.55 (28/11), however that event that seem to be on the cards.
Moenchengladbach vs Sevilla and Besiktas vs Liverpool
Moenchengladbach have been pretty phenomenal this season both domestically and in Europe, considering the squad at their disposal and their limited budget. In the Bundesliga they sit in 3rd, while in the Europa League they finished 1st in Group A with a total of 12 points. Now they are gearing up to face Sevilla, however it seems that their good run is closing on them as they lost the first encounter 1-0 in Spain.
The Andalusians are the current defending champions of the Europa League and although they lost a few players over the summer they are still pushing strong to clinch another trophy in the competition. Since they will be playing away from home, Bet365 has decided to give Sevilla limited chances 3.20 (11/5), while a win for the German side stands at 2.20 (6/5). A draw 3.30 (23/10) may also happen given the ambiguous nature of the game.
Besiktas played against Liverpool away last week however they were unfortunate to lose the game to a silly penalty caused by a reckless challenge towards the end of the game. Mario Balotelli got on the score sheet which gave The Reds the upper hand as they prepare to play against the Turkish side away on Thursday evening.
Some online sportsbooks in The EU have their doubts about this upcoming clash, however Bet365 believes that Liverpool still have greater chances to win 2.35 (15/11). A tie between the two has been set at 3.25 (9/4), which is also probable as the first game almost ended in a 0-0 draw until the 85th minute strike. Besiktas have been given underdog odds 2.95 (21/11), despite playing at home.