After their impressive 1-0 victory away from home against FC Thun, Stoke have to be fancied to finish the job back at the Britannia Stadium and indeed the Potters are just 1/12 with bet365 to qualify for the next round.
A home win for Tony Pulis’ charges is a slightly chunkier 8/15 courtesy of Totesport but a better value bet considering City were able to keep a clean sheet over in Switzerland, is William Hill’s 13/10 for the Potters to prevail ‘to nil’.
Stan James price Birmingham at 10/11 to reach the group stage following their goalless draw at Nacional and having kept it tight in Madeira, the Blues look a solid bet at 6/5 (Betfred) to emerge triumphant as the two sides renew hostilities at St Andrews.
Meanwhile, Fulham did all of the hard work in the home leg against Dnipro, securing a 3-0 success at Craven Cottage and so they simply need to be sensible and preserve what they have over in the Ukraine.
Needing goals, their opponents will undoubtedly be more ambitious this time around but that could leave them vulnerable to the counter attack and as the Cottagers have conceded just once in the Europa League, across seven matches this term, Martin Jol’s men are a touch overpriced at 5/2 (Stan James), although they’re a safer bet at 8/13 with Betfred to avoid defeat.
Treble on Fulham (+1), Stoke, Birmingham – 9/2 (Betfred)