Europa League Betting Tips: Arsenal and Sporting Lisbon set for wins?
We run the rule over tonight’s key EL games
It’s knockout time in the Europa League tonight, with Premier League heavyweights and continental giants in the mix in the round of 32.
You can check out our full preview of Chelsea’s clash with Swedish side Malmo here.
That’s just one of a number of exciting ties on the agenda, and we’re here to deliver the odds for four more big EL first legs…
BATE Borisov v Arsenal
This pair met in the group stage last season, with the Gunners breezing to 4-2 and 6-0 victories. The Gunners may be in different hands under Unai Emery, but another comfortable win is likely against a BATE side with two wins in 11 home EL ties.
It’s 4/11 for an away win, while we go 10/1 for the visitors to notch a fifth 3-1 win of the season.
Alexandre Lacazette has found the net in three of his last five outings. He’s 21/20 Anytime.
The hosts have 37-year-old former Gunners hero Alexander Hleb in their ranks. It’s 11/2 he gets on the scoresheet at Borisov Arena.
Lazio v Sevilla
The Andalusian side are having a strange old season. One of La Liga’s early-season pace setters, they’ve now managed just six points from the last seven matches.
Lazio aren’t always easy on the eye, but they’re reliable. Their last two games have been 1-0 wins, with former Manchester City forward Felipe Caicedo netting in both. Another victory at Stadio Olimpico is up for grabs at 29/20.
There’s 13/2 on offer for a third successive 1-0 scoreline in favour of I Biancocelesti, while Caicedo is 6/1 to break the deadlock once again.
Sporting Lisbon v Villarreal
Villarreal have bigger concerns than European football right now. Winless in 10 games, they sit four points from safety in La Liga. In short, the Yellow Submarine are easy to sink.
Goals have been the main issue, failing to score in six of their last nine away games. As for Sporting, they’re pretty good on home turf.
The hosts are 23/20 to win for the ninth time in 11 matches at Estadio Jose Alvalade. And it’s 11/4 for Sporting to pair victory with a clean sheet.
Set-piece specialist Bruno Fernandes has notched a stunning 20 goals in 36 outings from midfield this term. He’s 10/3 to score Anytime, and a chunky 25/1 to bag Two or More Goals.
Celtic v Valencia
The Hoops have dispatched a series of mediocre opponents with ease of late, but face the first major test of their mettle since defeat to Rangers at the end of December.
Valencia boast La Liga’s third-best defensive record, and have won three times in a current five-game unbeaten run.
Los Che are 7/5 for a first-leg win, while Marcelino’s men are 10/1 to leave Glasgow with a 2-0 triumph.
Russia’s World Cup wizard Denis Cheryshev has struck twice in the last three weeks for his club side. It’s 4/1 he gets on the scoresheet Anytime.
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