Previewing This Week’s Europa League Quarter-Final Matches
There are a number of terrific Europa League ties taking place on April 5, including Arsenal taking on CSKA Moscow at the Emirates. The Gunners are heavily fancied to take an advantage to the Russian capital next week and they are odds-on to secure their third consecutive Europa League success here. 888sport make Arsenal 6/17 favourites for this tie.
Wenger’s side surprisingly eliminated AC Milan during the round of 16 and have been dealt a seemingly winnable tie. CSKA saw off Ligue 1 side Lyon during the previous round, netting three times at Parc Olympique Lyonnais and could be dangerous in North London. Arsenal kept a clean sheet against Stoke on April 1 and both teams to score? No is favoured here at 4/5 with Betfair.
Atletico remain favourites for the Europa League title and they have been handed a decent draw against Sporting Lisbon. Diego Simeone’s side have a terrific record in front of their own fans and they have been keeping plenty of clean sheets. 2-0 appears to be a likely scoreline in this first leg and it’s available at 9/2 with William Hill.
The La Liga outfit are available at 2/7 to pick up the victory here and take a decent lead back to Portugal.
Can Salzburg Spring a Surprise on Lazio?
Salzburg have been hugely underrated in the competition this season and the Austrian side netted twice at Signal Iduna Park to squeeze past Borussia Dortmund during the round of 16. They have been drawn against Italian giants Lazio and very few pundits are giving them much hope of repeating the trick.
They do tend to find the net on the road and they will be looking to disrupt their opponents’ rhythm at Stadio Olimpico on April 5. There is a chance of the visitors finding the net here and Both Teams to Score? Yes is available at 67/100.
Meanwhile, Marseille who edged out Athletic Bilbao during the previous round and will be hoping for a rare away success in the competition when they travel to Germany to face RB Leipzig. The French side have been priced up at 4/1.