The Europa League dominates the fixture list on Thursday, with the second legs of the ties to see who can reach the last 16. Dnipro host Basel in Ukraine, looking to overturn a two goal deficit from the first game in Switzerland. Can they do it?
Match: Dnipro v Basel
Betting tip: Back Dnipro -1.5 on the handicap
Best Odds: 2.75 with Bet365
Kick Off: 18:00 21/02/2013 (GMT)
Dnipro came through a group including Napoli and PSV Eindhoven, so they have already been mixing with strong company in this year’s Europa League. During that group phase, the Ukrainian side had a very good record at home, winning by two clear goals against both PSV (2-0) and Napoli (3-1), and thrashing AIK Stockholm 4-0. Given the two goal deficit they need to bridge in order to progress in the competition, the price on them winning with a two goal margin or more looks attractive. Basel are not the best travellers – even domestically. They have won just three of ten away games in Switzerland, and drawn two and lost one of their road games during the Europa League group stage. Given their record it is worth siding with the hosts, but taking a little more risk than the odds-on match odds prices.
Football Betting tip
Back Dnipro -1.5 on the Asian Handicaps with Bet365 at 2.75.