15 Feb, 13:25
The UEFA Europa League 2017/18 knockout stages kick off this Thursday and everyone is in contest for the title. We are bringing you top five matches to follow and give our predictions to help you in betting.
Borussia Dortmund - Atalanta (kick-off 9:00 PM)
Dortmund had a really miserable Champions League group season and is now reborn after signing Batshuayi, who has brought a lot of goals and confidence back to the team. The Italians, Atalanta were convincing in the Europa League group stages and are having another good Serie A season. Home team is the favourite and we expect lots of goals too.
Prediction: Dortmund to Win.
Ludogorets - AC Milan (kick-off 9:00 PM)
Ludogorets has been a decent team in Europa in previous seasons and is in play-off of Europa League, having progressed from a difficult group. AC Milan had a fresh breath of air having appointed legend Gattuso as a head coach. Results have improved and are now clear favourites to progress.
Prediction: Milan to Win.
Östersunds - Arsenal (kick-off 9:00 PM)
Östersunds is a real surprise this season, having progressed from the group containing Hertha Berlin, Athletic Bilbao and Zorya. Arsenal progressed as a group winner without too much effort and will now field their best starting eleven as they are faring away from Champions League places. Man United last season focused on winning Europa League, and Arsenal might just do the same. Expecting them to end Östersunds Swedish fairytale.
Prediction: Arsenal to Win, over 2.5 goals.
Napoli - Leipzig (kick-off 11:05 PM)
Two teams with massive potential for goals. Napoli is currently leaders of Serie A but failed miserably in Champions League. Leipzig also has mixed first season in biggest club competition and are having a difficult task of getting Bundesliga top four spot. Both teams will come with best available squads and will play to win the title.
Prediction: Napoli to Win.
Lyon - Villarreal (kick-off 11:05 PM)
Lyon defeated PSG and lost next three games in the league. They have a lot of potential and were also successful last season. Villarreal sold their top scorer Bakambu and are having a difficult season. Champions League places are still up for grabs. Home team will surely want to win, expecting few goals.
Prediction: Draw, both teams to score.
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