It is over 4/1 that there are over 2.5 goals in Moscow, at least one clean sheet is kept at Ajax and Besiktas win…
Dinamo Moscow v Napoli
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Back over 2.5 goals @ 1.834/5
At every club that Rafael Benitez leads, his enthusiasm for squad rotation provokes controversy. The irritation at Napoli flared up on Sunday as his call to rest Jose Callejon and Gonzalo Higuain in Verona due to Europa League considerations came at the cost of a 2-0 loss in which they were Luca Toni-ed.
That third successive Serie A road reverse caused them to fall three points behind Lazio’s Champions League qualification pace, but the Europa League carries a place in the play-off round and they are 6.25/1 second favourites to take it following a 3-1 first-leg triumph.
This tie tripped last Thursday’s both-teams-to-score-no treble after the initial two selections landed, so let’s take over 2.5 goals this time. Napoli have won four in a row in the competition, with three of those games serving up at least three goals, while Dinamo Moscow have scored in all six of their continental home clashes in 2014/15.
Ajax v Dnipro
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Back both teams to score? No @ 1.981/1
Regardless of whether Ajax win or lose their Europa League matches at the Amsterdam ArenA, they do it decisively. There was an even split of three victories and three defeats in their most recent six contests as hosts and everything single one was achieved or inflicted to nil.
So whether they heroically rally back from 1-0 down against Dnipro or sheepishly surrender their claim to a quarter-final place, the final scoreline is likely to accommodate at least one clean sheet.
For their part, Dnipro’s last four fixtures have rewarded punters who opposed both teams to score, as have seven of their past ten in the Europa League, including three from four since December.
Besiktas v Club Brugge
Back Besiktas to win @ 1.9420/21
Besiktas made their second-leg task tougher by not only surrendering an advantage in Belgium, but finding a way to lose 2-1, though it is a position that they should recover from with a win in the return collision, if not the tie as a whole.
Slaven Bilic’s men have won three consecutive Europa League encounters in Istanbul, the latter two against Premier League heavyweights Tottenham and Liverpool. They shut out both of those teams at the Ataturk, in addition to Arsenal in an August Champions League play-off.
Across the Turkish Super Lig and Europa League, Besiktas have prevailed nine times out of 11 in front of their fans since November 6, whereas Club Brugge have wobbled even on their domestic travels lately, enduring two Jupiler Pro League away defeats in three.
A £10 treble provides a profit of £50.50 if successful