As the Europa League group phase approaches its conclusion, every point is vitally important and each club will be desperate for goals on Thursday night.
We’re backing the following six teams to all find the target as we look to boost our wallets with a fantastic midweek treble.
Or, chuck in an extra two selections to qualify for BetVictor’s ‘Back of the Net’ promotion.
Feyenoord V Sevilla. 6PM
Fred Rutten has enjoyed a very productive start to life at De Kuip and the Eredivisie side will be desperate to seal their place in the Europa League knockouts with three points on Thursday. However, the Dutch club could be in for a tough night against Group G leaders Sevilla.
The Dutch club were embarrassingly eliminated in the qualification process last season so will be pleased to have a genuine chance of advancing to the last 32. They are currently unbeaten in five matches, impressively keeping shutouts in each of those matches. They will be prepared for a much tougher challenge against last year’s finalists though.
La Liga giants Sevilla are virtually through to the last 32 already but the y’ll be eager to confirm that status in Holland, especially after losing 5-1 at the weekend. Unai Emery’s side have been involved in three straight BTTS winners and we think that sequence will be extended here.
Feyenoord are in great form and will be expected to score. Nevertheless, we just can’t see Sevilla not picking up something.
BTTS Yes @ 4/6 with BetVictor
Sparta Prague V Napoli. 6PM
Group I rivals Napoli and Sparta Prague are currently joint at the top with nine points and the prize for winning Thursday’s clash in the Czech Republic is a guaranteed place in the last 32. For that reason alone, we’re predicting an attack-minded encounter at the Generali Arena.
Sparta are in great form at home, winning eight on the bounce and scoring in all but one game since March 2013. However, the Italians are the superior side, which was showcased in their comfortable 3-1 home win back in September and Rafa Benitez’s men will be confident heading into the contest.
Napoli will feel that they belong in the Champions League but will want to make the most of this competition. Meanwhile, Benitez himself would love to become the first manager to win the competition with three separate clubs. However, they can’t afford to take Sparta lightly and will need to weather the storm during some stages.
The Italians are favourites for this one but the hosts can certainly push them all the way. We could be in for an intriguing battle.
BTTS Yes @ 8/11 with BetVictor
Wolfsburg V Everton. 6PM
Everton’s 4-1 September win at Goodison Park was arguably a little harsh on the Germans but Roberto Martinez’s men will be confident of picking up crucial points on Thursday.
With a home game against Krasnodar still to come, the Toffees will fancy their chances whatever the outcome in the Volkswagen Arena. However, the visitors will be looking to keep their momentum going after the weekend win against West Ham and should have enough quality to break through the German defence at some stage.
However, the hosts have won eight of their last 10 competitive matches and will therefore be equally buoyant heading into this potential group decider. Dieter Hecking’s squad boasts a number of talented attacking players, and Nicklas Bendtner, so should have no fears against a Toffess defence that has leaked plenty of goals this season.
It’s certainly a tough game to predict the outcome of, but there’s a great chance that we’lll see goals. Back both teams to score.
BTTS Yes @ 13/20 with BetVictor
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