Europa League Thursday Preview

The Europa League last 16 will be decided on Thursday with Chelsea and Arsenal both at home in their second legs.

Chelsea come into their clash with Malmo with a 2-1 advantage, whilst Arsenal need to come from behind against BATE Borisov – who hold a 1-0 lead.

Scottish champions Celtic trail by two goals from their first leg against Valencia and have it all to do in the Mestalla.

Over fancied sides like Napoli, Inter Milan and Benfica all hold narrow advantages going into the second legs, again all are at home.

We run through every game including predictions from our own Football Insider Graeme Bailey and BoyleSports’ Lawrence Lyons.

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Arsenal 17:55 BATE Borisov (Agg 0-1)

MATCH ODDS: Arsenal 1/8 Draw 7/1 BATE 20/1
BoyleSports pick: Arsenal to lead after 30 mins @10/11
GRAEME SAYS: Arsenal will be much improved here and they should be making it through…2-0
Football Index – One to follow: Sead Kolasinac – The Bosnian is showing he is a outstanding defender, one to keep an eye on

Dinamo Zagreb 17:55 Viktoria Plzen (Agg 1-2)

MATCH ODDS: Dinamo 8/13 Draw 13/5 Plzen 9/2
BoyleSports pick: Zagreb to qualify in normal time @21/20
GRAEME SAYS: Dinamo have a real chance here and I think they might just do it…2-0
Football Index – One to follow: Daniel Olmo – Zagreb’s young Spaniard is one to watch

Eintracht Frankfurt 17:55 Shakhtar Donetsk (Agg 2-2)

MATCH ODDS: Eintracht Evens Draw 13/5 Shakhtar 13/5
BoyleSports pick: Frankfurt to win @Evens
GRAEME SAYS: Tough call but have to go with Eintracht at home to edge it…2-1
Football Index – One to follow: Luka Jovic – One of the top-young striking talents in world football

FC Red Bull Salzburg 17:55 Club Brugge (Agg 1-2)

MATCH ODDS: Salzburg 8/15 Draw 16/5 Brugge 9/2
BoyleSports pick: Salzburg to win & over 2.5 goals @5/4
GRAEME SAYS: I think Brugge have it in them to get through…0-1
Football Index – One to follow: Wesley Moraes – A very good striker, who is on his way up

Napoli 17:55 Zurich (Agg 3-1)

MATCH ODDS: Napoli 1/5 Draw 5/1 Zurich 14/1
BoyleSports pick: Napoli to win 2-0 @5/1
GRAEME SAYS: Napoli will be easing through here…3-0
Football Index – One to follow: Piotr Zielinski – A top talent, could be heading for Premier League

Valencia 17:55 Celtic (Agg 2-0)

MATCH ODDS: Valencia 8/13 Draw 4/5 Celtic 9/2
BoyleSports pick: Valencia to win to nil @13/8
GRAEME SAYS: Valencia will progress, Celtic had their chance in Glasgow…3-1
Football Index – One to follow: Geoffrey Kondogbia – A top midfielder who needs to be looked at

Villarreal 17:55 Sporting Lisbon (Agg 1-0)

MATCH ODDS: Villarreal 20/23 Draw 12/5 Sporting 10/3
BoyleSports pick: Draw 12/5
GRAEME SAYS: A tough call but Villarreal are good at home in Europe, they will get through…2-1
Football Index – One to follow: Pablo Fornals – A terrific young midfielder, very much one to follow

Zenit St Petersburg 17:55 Fenerbahce (Agg 0-1)

MATCH ODDS: Zenit 20/21 Draw 23/10 Fener 3/1
BoyleSports pick: Zenit to win to nil @2/1
GRAEME SAYS: Tough call, won’t be easy for Fener but a draw might very well see them through…1-1
Football Index – One to follow: Eljif Elmas – A terrific midfielder and one who needs to be looked at

Bayer 04 Leverkusen 20:00 FK Krasnodar (Agg 0-0)

MATCH ODDS: Bayer 4/9 Draw 7/2 Krasnodar 5/1
BoyleSports pick: Bayer to win to nil @13/8
GRAEME SAYS: Have to side with Bayer here, they should have enough to get through…2-0
Football Index – One to follow: Leon Bailey – A top talent, plenty of value in him

Benfica 20:00 Galatasaray (Agg 2-1)

MATCH ODDS: Benfica 4/6 Draw 14/5 Gala 15/4
BoyleSports pick: Under 2.5 goals @21/20
GRAEME SAYS: Benfica will be able to see this through and win on the night…2-1
Football Index – One to follow: Joao Felix – A top player, who is heading for the top

Chelsea 20:00 Malmo FF (Agg 2-1)

MATCH ODDS: Chelsea 2/9 Draw 9/2 Malmo 12/1
BoyleSports pick: Giroud to score @11/10
GRAEME SAYS: Chelsea will win here, might not be pretty but they will win through…2-0
Football Index – One to follow: Eden Hazard – Should still be seen as an option ahead of summer move

Dynamo Kiev 20:00 Olympiakos (Agg 2-2)

MATCH ODDS: Dynamo 11/10 Draw 23/10 Olympiakos 13/5
BoyleSports pick: Dynamo to win @11/10
GRAEME SAYS: An interesting game, and will see goals but have to go with Dynamo after extra-time…1-1
Football Index – One to follow: Daniel Podence – Young Portuguese player who should be followed

Inter Milan 20:00 Rapid Vienna (Agg 1-0)

MATCH ODDS: Inter 1/3 Draw 15/4 Rapid 17/2
BoyleSports pick: Draw @15/4
GRAEME SAYS: Inter are going through here, little doubt…2-0
Football Index – One to follow: Mauro Icardi – A fantastic player and one who is going to go up on value

KRC Genk 20:00 Slavia Prague (Agg 0-0)

MATCH ODDS: Genk Evens Draw 12/5 Slavia 11/4
BoyleSports pick: Genk 1-0 @11/2
GRAEME SAYS: Tough call but I can see Slavia coming away with an away win…0-1
Football Index – One to follow: Peter Olayinka – An exciting prospect

Real Betis 20:00 Rennes (Agg 3-3) 

MATCH ODDS: Betis 8/13 Draw 14/5 Rennes 4/1
BoyleSports pick: Betis Half Time/Full Time @5/4
GRAEME SAYS: Great first game but think that Betis have enough to win through…2-1
Football Index – One to follow: Ismaila Sarr – A young forward with a very bright future

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