Daily Acca Tips: Athletic Bilbao, Arsenal, and Salzburg make the cut
Cian Carroll | 15 March 2018
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It’s a big night of Europa League action tonight as the Round-of-16 second legs are played out across the evening.
A host of significant European names could be on the verge of exiting the tournament. Arsenal, Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, and Lyon are all in action.
The Coral News Team put together a list of four sides will excellent chances of victory…
Athletic Bilbao – 5/4
Athletic’s chances of beating Marseille in Bilbao rest on the shoulders of veteran striker, Artiz Aduriz. The 37-year-old is getting on but he’s still as deadly as ever.
The Basque outfit are 3-1 down from the first leg. But the Ligue 1 side are not great away from Stade Velodrome. Marseille have yet to win away in Europe all season.
Los Leones are traditionally very strong at San Mames and the motivation to at least win this leg is all with them.
Red Bull Salzburg – 19/10
Salzburg are in a very strong position after a shock 2-1 win over Borussia Dortmund in the first leg in Germany.
BVB have been inconsistent under new boss Peter Stoger. And if he fails to progress here, reports are that the Dortmund board will not renew his contract in the summer.
He has major injury concerns to deal with, too, with up to six senior stars absent. Meanwhile, the Austrian side are unbeaten in their previous 32 matches in all competitions and are unbeaten at home all season.
Lyon – 7/10
After a 1-0 away success against CSKA in the first leg, Lyon have already got one foot in the quarter-finals.
Les Gones are unbeaten at home in Europa League games since August 2014. Despite being without the talismanic Nabil Fekir, the Ligue 1 outfit are a classy side and have talent in abundance.
CSKA are notoriously poor away from home in Europe. And having already conceded an away goal, the Russians will have to push for an equaliser.
They could get caught cold again.
Arsenal – Evens
Continuing the theme of teams with the upper hand from the first leg, Arsenal look destined for the quarter-finals over AC Milan.
The Italian giants underwhelmed at San Siro going down 2-0 to the Gunners. Gennaro Gattuso’s side will need a miracle to score three without reply at the Emirates.
Arsenal’s only chance of Champions League football next season is to win this tournament. Arsene Wenger will take no chances and should play a full-strength side.
Expect Henrikh Mkhitaryan and co. to be too strong in North London.
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