Football never stops to impress. This Thursday we are ready to watch the Europa League knockout playoff’s second leg, where the Champions League third-sitters compete with those who finished second in their respective Europa League groups. The 8 winners of the playoff round will meet the winners of the Europa League group stage, who progressed automatically to the next round of the competition.
Regarding last week’s matches, it is fair enough to examine the playoffs, where the majority of the matchups are wide open. Sevilla remembered which its favourite competition is and achieved an easy win (3-0) against PSV. But all the other rivals are having equal chances to continue deeper in the competition.
Barcelona vs Manchester United could be a Champions League battle. In the first leg, both teams performed at the highest level, so the 2-2 draw left everything open for the rematch at Old Trafford. Manchester United to win comes at 2.33, Barcelona to win at 3.20 and the draw is set at 3.33. Juventus couldn’t prevail over a very stable Nantes, so the 1-1 could bring more frustration to the club. In this week’s matchup, Nantes’ odds to win are at 4.50, and Juventus’ odds are at 1.86 with the draw being set at 3.50. Anyone who loves Europa League, could not forget to watch Union Berlin vs Ajax. The Germans were better at the Amsterdam Arena, but they could not find the net. The odds are in their favour though, with the win being set at 2.30. Ajax is set at 3.33, while we find the draw at 3.25.
What a match Bayer Leverkusen vs Monaco was! The French team won 2-3, taking advantage for the second leg. Monaco is favoured at 2.25, while Bayer Leverkusen’s win is at 3.20. The draw is set at 3.50. Roma will need a better performance to outscore an interesting team such as Red Bull Salzburg. Mourinho’s team is favoured at 1.68, but Salzburg’s odds are way too high, at 5.33. The draw is at 3.80. Shakhtar Donetsk seems to transform in the European competition, prevailing over one of the best teams in France. Rennes though could use the atmosphere of its stadium to prove that 1.70 odds are ideal. The Ukrainians to win is at 5.00, and the draw is set at 4.00. Last but not least, Midtjylland wants to invest in the 1-1 against Sporting Lisbon in Portugal. The hosts’ odds are at 4.33, while the Portuguese team to win is favoured at 1.86. Similar to the first game result is set at 3.66.
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