Great encounters expected to take place in this week’s Europa League quarter-finals, guaranteeing to greatly rewards betting players.
After the amazing matches in the Champions League that showcased thrilling football action, we turn our attention to the games in Europa League scheduled for this Thursday. This will offer punters one more go at playing their favorites bets and earning a few extra bucks. According to gambling news, Dynamo Kiev will host Italian side Fiorentina as they aim to progress to the semi-finals of the competition.
Dnipro will go head to head with Club Brugge away from home, however they might struggle in finding their game considering that the hosts will have home support to use to their advantage. The current defending champions Sevilla will face mighty Zenit, which should prove to be rather challenging. And lastly, Wolfsburg is gearing up for a match against Napoli, a game that is looking to be very exciting.
Club Brugge vs Dnipro and Dynamo Kiev vs Fiorentina
Brugge have put on many impressive performances this season in the Europa League. In the group stage they topped the chart with 12 points, which they obtained from 3 wins and 3 draws.
They also managed to find the back of the net a total of 10 times, while conceding only 2 goals during that period. For the game against Dnipro, Bet365 has therefore decided to award them preferential chances 1.91 (10/11) thanks to the fact that they’ll be playing at home.
• Dynamo Kiev will play Fiorentina at home
• Zenit will face Sevilla away from home
• Wolfsburg will clash with Napoli
The Russians on the other hand have been assigned lesser odds 4.50 (7/2) than their upcoming opponents. In Group F they finished behind Italian side Inter Milan, totaling an overall of 7 points from 6 outings. They scored only 4 goals, while suffering 5 in the process, which is part of the reason why mobile betting sites weren’t too keen to give them positive chances. A tie may also be likely for the match, for which the odds are 3.60 (13/5).
Dynamo Kiev is preparing to square off against Fiorentina at home, which should provide them with the necessary support from local fans as they aim to reach the semi-finals. For now their chances are favorable 2.40 (7/5), considering their performances in the competition so far. While playing in the group stage they clinched 5 wins and only 1 loss, grabbing 15 points overall.
Fiorentina have been almost equally good, as they finished top of Group K, ahead the likes of EA Guingamp, PAOK and Dinamo Minsk. While playing at home they recorded 1 win, 1 draw and 1 loss, stats that are not convincing. However, while playing on the road they achieved an interesting feature by notching all 3 wins from their encounters. So, despite their odds being unfavorable 3.30 (23/10), they might still win the match.
Sevilla vs Zenit St. Petersburg and Wolfsburg vs Napoli
The following two games will probably be the main highlight of the quarter-finals. There are some big teams gearing up to face each other which should produce exciting football action. Defending champions Sevilla will play Zenit St. Petersburg at home, where they will aim to use everything within their means to win the match. The Andalusians have managed to impress quite a few this season, despite letting go of their talented midfielder Rakitic.
Zenit have fared pretty well this season, although they have dropped out of the Champions League and are now plying their trade in the second most popular football competition. They beat PSV in the last 32 and also Torino in the last 16 to reach the quarter finals of the Europa League. Their chances of clinching a victory are that of an outsider 6.00 (5/1), as they will be playing away from home. The Spanish side are favorites to win the match 1.67 (2/3), with a draw being unlikely 3.90 (29/10).
Napoli will travel to Germany where they will play Wolfsburg at the VolksWagen Arena. This will probably be one of the biggest matches of the quarter-final round. The Wolves were not the best in the group phase, finishing second with 10 points. However, since they then they have managed to progress all the way to the latter stages of the tournament. Online betting providers have given them very likely odds 1.83 (5/6).
The Italian team have been dealt underdog chances 4.50 (7/2), as they will be the ones playing in an unfamiliar stadium. In Group I they have clinched a total of 13 points winning on 4 occasions, while the other encounters ended in 1 draw and 1 loss. Online sportsbooks in EU believe that a tie 3.90 (29/10) for the match is also possible, as both sides will face a great deal of pressure to perform well.