Europa League tips: Home wins on the cards tonight?
After a couple of dramatic nights in the Champions League, tonight’s it’s all about the Europa League.
It’s the second leg of the round-of-32. Just 16 teams will remain after tonight, with the draw for the next round taking place on Friday.
Arsenal are looking to overturn at 1-0 deficit at home to BATE Borisov, and we’ve got a full preview of that one right here.
Stay put though, for a one-stop rundown of the other big matches taking place this evening…
Villarreal v Sporting Lisbon (5:55pm)
It’s advantage Villarreal in this Spanish-Portuguese contest after the La Liga side won 1-0 in Lisbon last week. They’ll be confident of seeing the job through on home soil, having lost only three of their last 16 at the Estadio de la Ceramica.
Napoli v FC Zurich (BT Sport Extra 2 @ 5:55pm)
Serie A challengers Napoli already have one foot in the next round after a 3-1 win away at FC Zurich a week ago.
Zurich have to score three times to have any chance of going through, which could leave them exposed at the back. There’s 6/10 about a Napoli win and over 2.5 goals.
Benfica v Galatasaray (BT Sport Extra 4 @ 8:00pm)
Like Napoli, Benfica will fancy their chances of progressing into the next round after a 2-1 win at Galatasaray in the first leg.
The Portuguese giants have won their last six games, and that includes a 10-0 hammering of Nacional. Their Turkish opponents are in good form too but have failed to win 11 of their last 12 Europa League games.
Chelsea v Malmo (BT Sport 2 @ 8:00pm)
After a 2-1 win in Sweden, tonight’s second leg at Stamford Bridge should offer under-fire Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri a temporary reprieve.
Sarri is sure to rotate his squad tonight, with Sunday’s League Cup final on the horizon, but the Blues should have enough quality to see this through.
Chelsea have lost only two of their last 22 at the Bridge, and are 1/4 to win this second leg. Malmo are out at 12s, and the odds on progression are even more stark, with Chelsea 1/100 and the Swedish visitors at 16s.
Inter Milan v Rapid Vienna (BT Sport 3 @ 8:00pm)
Serie A giants Inter Milan are another side who will be hoping they’ve done the hard part already.
Lautaro Martinez netted the game’s only goal seven days ago, and the 21-year-old shares 4/1 favouritism to score first alongside Ivan Perisic.
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