EUROPA LEAGUE: 03/19/2015

Second leg of last 16 stage. In this post tips and reviews of today's matches.

 

BESIKTAS - CLUB BRUGGE

 

Besiktas showed a good performance in Belgium although the defeat for 2-1.

Sensation is they will have the best tonight since we all know how hard is to play in a turkish stadium where supporters really represent the 12th man in the pitch.

And since Besiktas has well impressed till now and has a good international experience, we choose Slaven Bilic's team.


BESIKTAS: Gonen, Kurtulus, Uysal, Gulum, Opare, Kavlak, Arslan, Ozyakup, Tore, Ba, Sahan.
CLUB BRUGGE: Ryan, Meunier, Mechele, Duarte, De Bock, Simons, Vormer, De Fauw, Bolingoli-Mbombo, De Sutter, Refaelov.

 

1 (1.90 Betfair)

POSSIBLE SCORE: 2-1


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AJAX AMSTERDAM - DNIPRO DNIPROPETROVSK


This is a very open match after the 1-0 for Dnipro in Ukraine.

Conceding a goal would mean to be eliminated for Ajax, since they should score 3 goals to get the qualification in that case.

For this reason dutch team will probably start slow keeping ball possession, while the second half could be theatre of some goals because if the score stays on the 0-0 Ajax will be forced to attack.

 

AJAX: Cillessen, Van Rhijn, Viergever, Veltman, Moisander, Serero, Bazoer, Klaassen, El Ghazi, Milik, Schone.
DNIPRO: Boyko, Cheberyachko, Leo Matos, Douglas, Egidio, Fedorchuk, Kankava, Bezus, Konoplyanka, Bruno Gama, Seleznyov.

 

UNDER 1.5 IN THE FIRST HALF (1.35 888Sport)
OVER 1.5 IN THE SECOND HALF (2.25 888Sport)
POSSIBLE SCORE: 3-1

 

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DYNAMO KYIV - EVERTON

 

This is a very interesting match after the 1-0 for Everton in England.

Dynamo is owning Ukrainian League with an advantage of 7 points from Shakhtar Donetsk and still unbeaten: 14-3-0 with 43 goals scored and only 7 conceded.

Everton has been struggling in Premier League till now where is just 6 points above the relegation zone but has had a great path in Europa League till now winning the a tough group stage.

In our opinion Dynamo will get the qualification for two reasons mainly: they will play in their stadium and they surely have more international experience.

 

EVERTON: Howard, Coleman, Stones, Jagielka, Garbutt, Barry, Besic, Naismith, Barkley, Mirallas, Lukaku.
DINAMO KYIV: Shovkovskiy, Vida, Dragovic, Silva, Antunes, Sydorchuk, Kravets, Buyalskiy, Yarmolenko, Mbokani, Gusev.

 

1X (1.31 PaddyPower)

POSSIBLE SCORE: 2-1

 

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TORINO - ZENIT ST PETERSBURG

 

Zenit is stronger than Torino, but italian team has constantly showed great performances in this Europa League and seems they really want to pass this round.

Ater the 2-0 in St. Petersburg it will be really hard.

It is very unlikely Torino will score 3 goals to Zenit. The best they can do is hoping for a 2-0.

Zenit ha a huge potential in its forwarders and if they find a goal they will be almost sure to get the qualification.

Torino will probably start slow, trying to keep the ball possession and being dangerous during dead balls occasions, especially with the captain Kamil Glik, who has already scored 6 goals in the season.

It is not an easy match to predict. In our opinion second half could be more interesting than the first.

 

TORINO: Padelli, Maksimovic, Glik, Moretti, Darmian, El Kaddouri, Gazzi, Farnerud, Molinaro, Maxi Lopez, Quagliarella.
ZENIT: Lodygin, Smolnikov, Garay, Neto, Criscito, Ryazantsev, Witsel, Shatov, Hulk, Danny, Rondon.

 

1X (1.44, WilliamHill)
HALF WITH MORE GOALS: SECOND HALF (2.15, WilliamHill)
GLIK TO SCORE IN ANY MOMENT (7.50, WilliamHill)

POSSIBLE SCORE: 2-1


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INTER - WOLFSBURG

 

This is clearly a GOAL and OVER 2.5 match.

First leg ended 3-1 for the german team which has taken advantage of two big mistakes of the goalie Carrizo.

Apart for these 2 mistake by the goalkeeper, Inter's defense appeared to be weak as usual.

Wolfsburg has a really good attack and with this defensive organization Inter can'd go far.

Inter will be in the field with a very offensive 4-2-3-1 withouth the injured Shaqiri.

Wolfsburg will be withouth the banned Naldo and will adopt a more defensive line up with Vieirinha or Perisic to take place of Schurlle.

 

INTER: Carrizo; Campagnaro, Ranocchia, Juan Jesus, Santon; Guarin, Medel; Kovacic, Hernanes, Palacio; Icardi.
WOLFSBURG: Benaglio; Träsch, Klose, Knoche, Rodriguez; Gustavo, Guilavogui; Caligiuri, De Bruyne, Schurrle (or Vieiririnha); Dost.


1X (1.48, 888Sport)
GOAL (1.52, 888Sport)
OVER 2.5 (1.62, 888Sport)
OVER 1,5 HOME TEAM (2.00, 888Sport)

POSSIBLE SCORE: 2-1

 

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DINAMO MOSCOW - NAPOLI

 

After the first leg Napoli is very advantaged to get the qualification but Dinamo Moscow in its home matches has a good trend: before KO against Napoli, russian team had collected 9 wins and 3 draws in the last 12 matches.

3-1 could be an hard defeat for Dinamo but we don't have to forget they have playerd in 10 players for 45 minutes.

Dinamo is 3rd in russian Premier League and in the group stage of this Europa League has won all the home matches, defeating PSV, Panathinaikos, Estoril and Anderlecht.

We are sure Napoli will get the qualification, about the result of the match is not easy: X2 and OVER 1.5 should be the safest bets.

 

NAPOLI: Andujar, Mesto, Koulibaly, Albiol, Ghoulam, Inler, Jorginho, Gabbiadini, Hamsik, De Guzman, Higuain.
DINAMO MOSCOW: Gabulov, Kozlov, Samba, Hubocan, Zhirkov, Denisov, Vainqueur, Ionov, Valbuena, Dzsudzsak, Kokorin.

 

X2 (1.40, PaddyPower)

OVER 2.5 (1.70, PaddyPower)

POSSIBLE SCORE: 1-1

 

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ROMA - FIORENTINA

 

Roma is on crysis in this 2015: in 16 matches it has collected 13 UNDER2.5 and drawing 8 matches for 1-1.

Roma is not losing a lot but has a lot of problems to score, especially against teams which tend to cover spaces.

Basically opponents tend to adapt their game style to Roma's characteristics, with the result that Garcia's team can't find the net anymore.

Roma has showed a very fast gaming style in the first part of the season, especially with the pace and dribblings of Gervinho who can't find spaces to attack anymore.

Fiorentina is showing good performances lately. They will try to keep the ball possession tonight and trying to take advantage of the shape of Salah, who has been decisive since his arrival on January.

In our opinion this is a GOAL match because Fiorentina tend to concede goals very easily when playing away and Roma even if it is struggling is still Roma and in its stadium has a really good trend.

 

ROMA: Skorupski, Torosidis, Manolas, Yanga-Mbiwa, Holebas, De Rossi, Keita, Florenzi, Ljajic, Gervinho, Totti.
FIORENTINA: Neto, Savic, Gonzalo Rodriguez, Tomovic, Alonso, Mati Fernandez, Badelj, Borja Valero, Joaquin, Salah, Babacar.

 

GOAL (1.90, Betfair)
OVER 1.5 (1.33, Betfair)
OVER 1.5 IN THE SECOND HALF (2.20, Betfair)
X2 (1.72, Betfair)
SALAH TO SCORE IN ANY MOMENT (3.50, Betfair)
POSSIBLE SCORE: 1-2

 

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