Besiktas – Liverpool
. Besiktas lost 0-1 against Eskisehirspor in the league and are missing key players for this clash which makes Liverpool the favorites. The Reds defeated Southampton 2-0 and their morale is high at the moment. The hosts will be without Ersan Gulum and Ramon who are suspended. This means that their manager Slaven Bilic will have to make changes to his defense. Liverpool will be without Mamadou Sakho, Steven Gerrard, Lucas Leiva, Glen Johnson, Jose Enrique and Brad Jones who are all injured. Philipe Coutinho has been given a rest by Brendan Rodgers and won’t travel with the squad. The visitors also have missing players but can still field a strong line-up which can give them the win in Turkey.
Tip: 2 @ 2.50
Fiorentina – Tottenham
The result from the first leg is favorable for Fiorentina and the Italian side need a win or a goalless draw to qualify. Tottenham surprised many by fielding a weaker side in London and they’re likely to do this again in Italy because of the Capital One Cup Final against Chelsea on Sunday. That’s a real chance for a trophy and Mauricion Pochettino wouldn’t like his squad to be tired for that match. Fiorentina’s goalkeeper Tatarusano is a doubt for this match and we may see Neto in goal. Borja Valero will be assessed before kick-off to see if he could feature. Spurs definitely wouldn’t like the game to go in extra time and will probably play more attacking. Fiorentina seem more motivated to win this and Tottenham probably wouldn’t mind losing this one if they win on Sunday.
Tip: 1 @ 2.00
Inter – Celtic
Inter failed to win at Glasgow after having a two goal lead and need to finish the job here. Lukas Podolski and Marcelo Brozovic can’t play in the Europa League which means Roberto Mancini will need to make some changes to his side from the match against Cagliari. Rodrigo Palacio impressed in the first leg and probably will return to the starting line-up after being on the bench during the league match. Celtic will have to cope without Charlie Mulgrew and Mikael Lustig who are injured. Jason Denayer has a knock but there’s a good chance that he’ll recover in time. This should be another interesting match and both teams have the attacking potential to score in it.
Tip: Both teams to score @ 1.80
Feyenoord – Roma
Roma couldn’t hold on to their lead and now have the difficult task of playing in the Netherlands. It’s expected to be a real battle between the fans because of what happened in Italy. The hosts will be without Luke Wilkshire and Lex Immers due to suspensions. Maicon will probably miss the game for the visitors because of a knee injury. Feyenoord’s form isn’t very good even though they are better at home. We saw less than 2.5 goals in Roma’s last three Europa League games and if something extraordinary doesn’t happen I think this one won’t be an exception.
Tip: Under 2.5 goals @ 1.80