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Europa League Preview: Can Wolves and Rangers join Manchester United in the quarter-finals?

| 06.08.2020

Odds and preview ahead of tonight’s matches

European football is well and truly back and tonight sees Wolves and Rangers look to join Manchester United in next week’s Europa League quarter-finals.

Wolves will want to go all the way in the competition in order to qualify for next season’s Champions League, after narrowly missing out on European football as a result of Arsenal winning the FA Cup.

Meanwhile, Rangers face a huge battle to turn things around against Bayer Leverkusen after losing the first leg.

There are two other matches taking place as Sevilla face Roma before Basel take on Eintracht Frankfurt.

And ahead of the action, we’ve dissected the key odds in each clash.

Bayer Leverkusen v Rangers (17:55)

Rangers face an uphill task as they travel to Germany looking to overturn a 3-1 deficit having lost the first leg back in March.

And the odds aren’t in Steven Gerrard’s favour, with Rangers priced at 17/4 to win tonight and 12/1 to qualify. The hosts are odds-on at 3/5 in the match result market.

Steven Gerrard

Alfredo Morelos has been heavily linked with a move to Lille and should the Colombian leave, he’ll want to go out in style. He’s 6/1 to open the scoring tonight and 14/1 to bag two or more.

Leverkusen star Kai Havertz is being chased by Chelsea and he’s going at 5/4 to add to the 17 goals he’s scored in all competitions this season.

Sevilla v Roma (17:55)

It’s all to play for as these two sides meet in Germany in a one-off clash after their original first leg was postponed.

Sevilla are the favourites to progress at 3/5 and they’re 11/10 to win the match in 90 minutes. Meanwhile, Roma are 27/20 to reach the quarter-finals and 12/5 to win on the night.

The Spaniards haven’t lost a match in all competitions since February, while Roma continued their run of eight games unbeaten by winning 3-1 at Serie A champions Juventus on Saturday.

Edin Dzeko is Roma’s likeliest matchwinner and he’s 5/1 to score first, while Sevilla top scorer Lucas Ocampos is 13/10 to bag anytime.

Wolves v Olympiakos (20:00)

After a 1-1 draw in the first leg, it’s there for the taking for both teams this evening, although Wolves have home advantage.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side are 4/5 favourites to win the match and 4/11 to qualify, with the Greek side out at 2/1 to reach the next stage.

Nuno Espirito Santo

Wolves have been free-scoring in the Europa League this season and had scored 13 goals in the four matches prior to their draw in the first leg. The hosts are 7/2 to score over 2.5 goals tonight.

Diogo Jota has two Europa League hat-tricks to his name this term and he’s priced at 150/1 to get a third, while Olympiakos frontman Youssef El Arabi can be backed at 14/5 to score.

Basel v Eintracht Frankfurt (20:00)

Frankfurt need a minor miracle to progress having lost the first leg 3-0. They’ll need to win by three goals to stand a chance of progressing and they’re priced at 10/1 to qualify, while they’re 18/1 to win 3-0.

Basel will still be wary of being complacent and they’re 5/2 to win in 90 minutes, with Frankfurt the probable winners on the night at 10/11.

Top scorer Arthur Cabral wasn’t among the goals in the first leg but he’s 17/10 to score anytime tonight, while Frankfurt’s most likely heroes are Andre Silva and Bas Dost, who are both 11/8 to score.

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication



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Having previously worked on national newspapers, Harry is an experienced writer who is obsessed with all things football and Wilfried Zaha, even naming his cat after the future Ballon d’Or winner.