Europa League Quarterfinals 2nd Leg: Best Betting Predictions and Tips
Eight teams from 8 countries are fighting for the Europa League trophy, which will earn them a Champions League spot next season. The 1st leg was very profitable as 75 percent of our tips were winners. We are expecting another money-making Thursday as we are trying to find the best value bets in the 4 matches.
CSKA Moscow vs. Arsenal
As expected, Premier League giants Arsenal managed to cover the -1.5 AH in the 1st leg, winning 4-1 on home soil and approaching the 2nd leg full of confidence. After a disappointing season in their domestic league, Arsene Wenger’s side were at their best in the 1st leg, destroying the Russian side and proving everyone wrong and showing what they are capable of. With a three-goal lead from the first leg, it is hard to believe that Arsenal will fail to qualify in the semifinals. CSKA are rarely heavily tested in their domestic league and they are expected to have the same fate in the 2nd leg, as their lack of experience at this level might be the key to this match. Arsenal won their last six games in all competitions, scoring 18 goals in the process and conceding just four. Is that time of the season when Arsenal are winning matches and we should back them in every game as they have great value. Arsenal superstar Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is ineligible for this competition, limiting their options in attack, but both Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette should have enough to help their team extend the 6-match winning run.
Best pick for the match: Arsenal to win at 2.0 with Unibet.
Marseille vs. RB Leipzig
Marseille host RB Leipzig at their Stade Velodrome in the Europa League quarterfinals return leg. The Bundesliga side enter this match having the 1st chance to qualify in the semifinal, winning on their turf 1-0 last week and keeping a crucial clean sheet. Marseille, a great attacking-minded side, will try to enter well in the match and score a fast goal, which will offer them the chance to approach the rest of the match with calm and tranquility. Marseille coach Rudi Garcia rested several first-team players last weekend against Montpellier, which definitely will help his star players to be fully fit for this clash. The French giants are likely to go all guns blazing at Leipzig on Thursday and book their spot in the Europa League semifinals. We expect a high-scoring affair with at least 3 goals netted in the game.
Best pick for the match: Over 2.5 goals at 1.73 with Betfair.
Salzburg vs. Lazio
After a brilliant performance in the 1st leg when they won 4-2 on home soil, Lazio moved one step closer to booking their place in the Europa League semifinals. The Austrian side are a force to be reckoned with when playing in front of their fans, and Lazio should know that. Salzburg have no other choice but to attack from the 1st whistle and put their best effort to overcome the 1st-leg defeat. They will surely leave gaps in their defense and Lazio’s Ciro Immobile, who’s scoring goals for fun this season, will certainly take advantage. We expect another high-scoring affair, a thrilling encounter with both sides contributing on the scoreboard and with at least 3 goals scored in the match.
Best pick for the match: Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals at 1.8 with Coral.
Extra Tip: Sporting CP vs. Atletico Madrid, over 2 goals AH at 1.83 with Pinnacle.