Dynamo Kyiv – Everton
. Everton achieved a narrow win in the first leg after a late Romelu Lukaku penalty but now they have the harder task of playing in Ukraine. The English side have won their last league match and are in a safer position than they were before, so they won’t have to worry about both the relegation battle and Europa League before this match. Dynamo Kyiv impressed in the first match scored a vital away goal at Goodison Park which puts them in a good position for the second leg. Younès Belhanda is suspended for the hosts, which means that Gusev will probably have to play on the left flank if Jermaine Lens doesn’t recover in time. Goalkeeper Oleksandr Shovkovskiy is also a doubt but is likely to feature from the start. Everton will be glad to have Leighton Baines and Gareth Barry back in their side. We saw more than 2.5 goals in Dynamo and Everton’s last three matches in the tournament and a goal for any of the two teams would make their task easier, so there’s no point in siting back.
Tip: Over 2.5 goals @ 1.95
Roma – Fiorentina
These two teams left the interesting part for the second leg after drawing in Florence. Roma’s recent form isn’t good and the hosts lost against Sampdoria at home on Monday. This match is their chance to redeem themselves, but they have to be at 100% if they want to beat Fiorentina. The Viola defeated Milan and are now only five points away from Roma. The visitors will miss their top strikers Guiseppe Rossi and Mario Gomez, while Khouma Babacar is a doubt for the match. Roma’s biggest absence is the suspended Radja Nainggolan. Victor Ibarbo and Maicon are doubtful and will be assessed before the match. We saw fewer than 2.5 goals in Fiorentina’s last three Europa League fixtures and last five games against Roma, so given the stake here, both teams will approach this one carefully.
Tip: Under 2.5 goals @ 1.75
Inter – Wolfsburg
Wolfsburg have a comfortable advantage over their opponents, but the situation could’ve been different if it wasn’t for the mistakes that Inter’s goalkeeper Juan Pablo Carrizo made in the first leg. If Inter want to progress they would need to be much more stable in defense and don’t allow their opponents to score. they also have to score at least two goals to qualify, so it certainly won’t be an easy task. Xherdan Shaqiri, Dodo and Yuto Nagatomo will miss the game because of injuries. Naldo is suspended for the German side, which means Timm Klose will replace him in the heart of the defense. Inter need to score, but I don’t think they’ll be able to keep a clean sheet against in-form Wolfsburg.
Tip: Both teams to score @ 1.50
Sevilla – Villarreal
Sevilla won the first game 1-3 away from home and now just need to finish the job. The hosts haven’t lost a home game this season and it’s looking unlikely that they’ll do it against Villarreal. Jaume Costa is suspended for the visitors while Victor Ruiz and Mateo Musacchio are doubtful after missing the team’s last game. Midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak is also unavailable due suspension for Sevilla but his replacement Stephane Mbia is capable of performing on a top level. Villarreal need to score at least three goals and that will leave a lot of space for Sevilla to counter attack. I think the hosts are the better team and should win this game.
Tip: 1 @ 2.15