Live on ESPN & Five: Wed 17.30 & 20.00: Napoli look like a sure thing at 4/9 (888sport) even though they are looking for their 1st win.
Without really convincing at any stage Liverpool have qualified for the next phase of the Europa League and under pressure boss Roy Hodgson, with an eye on Saturday’s crucial Premiership clash against Fulham, is expected to continue with his policy of shuffling his pack for this competition, as his side host FC Utrecht at Anfield.
Subsequently, in what is a dead rubber for both the Reds and their opponents, who can no longer qualify, there’s little appeal in 888Sport’s market best 4/9 for a home win.
A safer bet on their own patch are Napoli, who host Steaua Bucharest in Group K’s other, more important fixture. In a pool dominated by draws, the Italian outfit are yet to win, but a victory against the Romanians will see them progress and with their domestic form strong, Walter Mazzarri’s side can edge it.
However, bookies agree and Paddy Power’s 2/5 is the best price around so as a potentially more lucrative alternative, in what is almost inevitably set to be a close affair given the number of stalemates registered by both sides, take Napoli at 5/2 with Partybets to prevail by a solitary goal.
The form of Borussia Dortmund and Sevilla couldn’t be in starker contrast as the duo prepare to lock horns in the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. The Germans have won 14 of their 16 league matches this season and are in great shape as they arrive in Spain, while the hosts have lost five in a row in all competitions, including their last three on home soil.
Subsequently, Jurgen Klopp’s charges have to be the pick at 13/8 (bet365) to come out on top and with it, book their place in the knockout stage, although some punters may wish to insure against a stalemate by backing the Bundesliga leaders at 5/6, ‘Draw No Bet’ courtesy of Betfred.
The night’s other eye catching is in Croatia, where Dinamo Zagreb entertain PAOK Salonika. The hosts are just a point behind their Greek opponents and know that only a win will do. They’re 10/11 (Totesport) to secure the three points they need to get through against a team whose wins have both been at home.