Previewing This Week’s Best Champions League and Europa League Matches
Spurs vs Juventus is the pick of this week’s Champions League fixtures, with the North London outfit favourites to progress to the quarter-finals of the competition. Paddy Power have priced Mauricio Pochettino’s side at 11/10 to beat their Serie A opponents inside 90 minutes, with the Premier League team 1/3 to qualify for the next round. Spurs eased past relegation-threatened Huddersfield on March 3rd courtesy of Son’s brace.
They aren’t the only English side who are well-positioned to progress, with Manchester City welcoming Basel back to the Etihad Stadium, having chalked up a comfortable 4-0 advantage from the first leg. Pep’s side could make changes for this encounter. Liverpool are on a tremendous run of form and moved into second place with a 2-0 victory over Newcastle on March 3rd. The Reds are sitting on a 5-0 lead and a number of second string players could get the chance to impress. Jurgen Klopp’s side have been priced up at 1/2 to win inside 90 minutes and are likely to feature in many midweek accumulators.
PSG will be missing Neymar as they aim to rescue their 2017-18 Champions League campaign against Real Madrid. Zinedine Zidane’s side may be struggling to keep tabs on Barcelona at the top of the La Liga table but they always perform well in this competition and have a 3-1 lead from the first leg at the Bernabeu.
The Europa League Throws Up Some Intriguing Fixtures
Arsenal have been struggling in recent weeks and they’ve been dealt a tough draw against AC Milan in the Europa League. The Italian side are 11/10 favourites to win the first leg and it’s hard to see the Gunners picking themselves up following a dismal display at the AMEX against Brighton.
Elsewhere, tournament favourites Atletico Madrid start at 3/10 at home to Lokomotiv Moscow and Borussia Dortmund are also odds-on at home to Salzburg. RB Leipzig are 8/11 against Zenit whilst Lazio have a decent looking home tie against Dynamo Kiev.