Liverpool couldn’t have drawn a more difficult opponent in the Europa League quarter final, with the Reds pitted against the mighty Borussia Dortmund.
It means that Jurgen Klopp pits his wits against his former club over two legs and you can get 9/4 with Sky Bet that Liverpool get the better of their German opponents and reach the semi-final stage of the competition.
Thursday’s first leg clash at Signal Iduna Park looks a tough encounter on paper, with Tottenham taking a 3-0 pasting in the previous round although it should be noted that the Spurs team wasn’t at full strength.
Stan James offer 8/15 that Dortmund claim a first leg victory, with Thomas Tuchel’s side having gone unbeaten at home all season and they sit just five points behind Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga.
Liverpool are as big as 6/1 with bet365 to claim a surprise win this week, although Jurgen Klopp will be looking for his team to create chances and there was plenty to like about the performance against Tottenham on Saturday.
Philippe Coutinho broke the deadlock in that game and BetVictor offer 12/1 about the Brazilian scoring the first goal, although Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is the red-hot striker that Liverpool need to stop and Sky Bet have 10/3 that the predator opens the scoring.
Villarreal and Sparta Prague are involved in the early Thursday kick-off, with the Yellow Submarine 4/7 (William Hill) to beat their Czech opponents, while Sparta are 6/1 (bet365) to win at the Madrigal.
There’s an all-Spanish clash between Athletic Bilbao and Sevilla, with the home side warm favourites at 11/10 with bet365 to win this game. The reigning champions are a 5/2 poke with Paddy Power to claim the spoils.
Braga and Shakhtar square off in the other quarter final, with the Portuguese side slight favourites at 6/4 (Ladbrokes) to win the first leg.
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