Despite registering an impressive 1-0 victory in the second leg at Metalist Kharkiv to progress to the last 16 of the Europa League, Newcastle are considered 13/8 outsiders by Ladbrokes to qualify for the quarter final at the expense of Anzhi Makhachkala, Stan James’ 4/7 favourites.
The first leg on this occasion, is away from home and Coral price the hosts at 8/11 to secure an advantage while Alan Pardew’s charges are 5/1 courtesy of bet365 to take a lead back to St James’ Park.
Liverpool were beaten at a strong Anzhi side in the group stages, going down 1-0 in the Dynamo Stadium and after the Magpies showed their resilience in Kharkiv last time out, a similar outcome could be on the cards in this contest.
Betfred price Anzhi at 6/1 to bag the only goal in clash that’s 4/5 (BetVictor) to generate fewer than three goals in total and it’s 5/2 courtesy of Skybet for a home success by a margin of one; outcomes that will leave Newcastle in with a shout of getting through to the next stage.
Anzhi to beat Newcastle 1-0 – 6/1 (Betfred)