Zenit St. Petersburg – Sevilla
Zenit were very close to winning the first leg in Spain but conceded a late comeback and now trail by one goal. Still, their position doesn’t look so bad before the rematch in Russia. Andre Villas-Boas will have to deal with the absences of the suspended Ezequiel Garay and Aleksandr Ryazantsev, meanwhile Viktor Faizulin will miss this one because of an injury. Dani Carrico is the only player who can miss the game for the visitors. We saw more than 2.5 goals in Sevilla’s last four fixtures, in which they also scored at least twice. Zenit’s attack will be boosted by the return of Hulk and Danny which means we may see some goals in this clash.
Tip: Over 2.5 goals @ 1.8
Dnipro – Club Bruges
Both teams were shy when it came to scoring goals in the first leg and will decide everything in the second leg. Dnipro looked like the slightly better team in Belgium and will try to take advantage of the fact that they’re playing at home. Club Bruges are still undefeated in the Europa League and will want to extend their streak. Oscar Duarte and Boli Bolingoli Mbombo are doubtful for the visitors and may miss the game while Dnipro will surely be without the suspended Valeriy Fedorchuk. Their star player Konoplyanka couldn’t find the net after shooting five times in the first leg and needs to be more accurate if he wants to help his team overcome their Belgian opponents.
Tip: 1 @ 2.05
Fiorentina – Dynamo Kyiv
Dynamo Kyiv couldn’t defeat Fiorentina at home and now have to improve their performance if they want to have a chance of reaching the 1/2 final. Centre-back Aleksandar Dragovic is suspended for them and won’t be able to take part in the game while Miguel Veloso is a doubt. Fiorentina’s two central forwards in the likes of Khouma Babacar and Guiseppe Rossi which means Mario Gomez will start up front. Milan Badelj and David Pizarro will be assessed before the match to see if they are fit. The Viola haven’t lost in 10 of their last 11 leagues in the Europa league and have the players to win on Thursday.
Tip: 1 @ 1.75
Napoli – Wolfsburg
Napoli surprised many and destroyed Wolfsburg in Germany, making this match pointless. It’s unlikely that a cup specialist like Rafael Benitez will lose this match with three goals. His players are confident after the convincing result from the first leg and this can be seen from the ten goals they scored in their last three fixtures. Wolfsburg may rest many key players due to the upcoming clash against Gladbach. Kevin De Bruyne, Andre Schurrle, Luiz Gustavo and Vierinha have slight problems and may as well miss this one out. The German team may lack motivation for this one and Napoli will try to finish them off.
Tip: 1 @ 2.20