Europa League R16 First Leg: Preview and Betting Tips

Alex Campean

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 2:44 PM UTC

Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2019 2:44 PM UTC

Europa League is upon us once again with 16 teams fighting for a place in the quarter finals.

<h2>Eintracht Frankfurt vs Inter Milan</h2><p>Thursday, March 7, Commerzbank-Arena</p><p>This clash is by far the most anticipated match on Thursday in Europa League. <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/football/int/uefa-europa-league/inter-milan-vs-eintracht-frankfurt-3731404/" target="_blank" title="Eintracht Frankfurt - Inter Milan Odds">The two sides are facing each other for the 1st time in a competitive match</a>. Probably you heard it many times, but Eintracht have a huge attacking firepower packed with 3 young players who will probably sign this summer with some of the best teams in Europe. Luka Jovic, Sebastien Haller and Ante Rebic are scoring goals for fun having a sensational season with their club netting 35 of Eintracht’s 47 Bundesliga goals plus 12 Europa League goals. The hosts destroyed Shakhtar Donetsk beating them 6-3 on aggregate but were unlucky to be drawn against one of the top teams left in the competition, Inter Milan. On the other side, the Italian giants saw their 5-match unbeaten run come to an end last Friday losing away to Cagliari, also losing their 3rd position in the Serie A standings. Inter are expected to end Mauro Icardi’s saga this week and solve their internal issues so there’s a small chance to him travel with his team in Germany. We expect an exciting match with goals from both sides.</p><p><strong>Best tip for the match:</strong> Both teams to score at 1.75 <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Bookmaker!">with Bet365</a></p><p> </p><h2>Rennes vs Arsenal</h2><p>Thursday, March 7, Roazhon Park</p><p>The hosts were huge underdogs last round against Betis, but they managed to pull-off the upset beating the La Liga side 3-1 on the road booking their tickets for the round of 16. On the other side, Arsenal are 3rd favourites to lift the trophy and earn a Champions League spot for next season. The visitors are still fighting for a top 4 finish in the Premier League being 1 point behind Manchester United who they host next week in a crucial match. They might rest some of their key players, but they shouldn’t underestimate their opponents. Arsenal are always struggling to keep cleans sheets on the road. They conceded in 11 of their last 13 away matches across all competitions and we expect them to extend this poor record conceding at least 1 goal on Thursday.</p><p><strong>Best tip for the match:</strong> Both teams to score at 1.75 <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=153&amp;a=8ec6399a-9df1-4c52-b272-39e6428836a6" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Betfair">with Betfair</a>.</p><p> </p><h2>Chelsea vs Dynamo Kiev</h2><p>Thursday, March 7, Stamford Bridge</p><p>Chelsea are back in top form winning back to back London derbies. <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/football/int/uefa-europa-league/fc-dynamo-kiev-vs-chelsea-fc-3731402/" target="_blank">They return to Europa League action against Dynamo Kiev</a> on Thursday night and they are expected to solve the qualification issue from the 1st leg. This is probably the biggest test this season in Europa League for the Blues, but we believe they will pass it and qualify further in the competition. On the other side, Dynamo Kiev are trailing Shakhtar by 7 points in their domestic league. They will be without their top scorer Benjamin Verbic who’s suspended for this match. The visitors have won just 4 in their previous 22 away matches against English teams and we don’t expect them to make it 5. Chelsea enter this match in top shape and full of confidence and we believe they will win the match from half-time.</p><p><strong>Best tip for the match: </strong>Chelsea to win HT/FT at 1.91 <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=acd6b93a-905e-45af-90ef-7eb1df661829" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Coral">with Coral</a></p>
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