West Ham's excellent domestic season could be surpassed by European success but standing in their way of a quarter-final place are Europa League experts Sevilla.
The Spaniards have won the trophy six times in the last 16 years. Amazingly in that period they've only played in the competition 10 times, either due to Champions League participation or failure to qualify, so the task at hand for the Hammers is a biggie.
Domestically Sevilla remain Real Madrid's nearest contenders in La Liga although they're eight points off top spot. Their home form has seen them go 13 unbeaten at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium (W10 D3), which hosts this year's final, although Lille beat them during a disappointing Champions League group stage so there is a chink of light for the Hammers.
David Moyes men have been pretty decent on the road this season including wins away in Vienna and Zagreb. They've lost five on the road in the Premier League but you can forgive them defeats at Liverpool, Man City, Arsenal and Man Utd. Both teams could be well matched in Andalusia and the draw pays 11/5 but you can play things a little safer by taking BTTS at 1/1.
After a stunning win over Borussia Dortmund in the last round Rangers will be expecting another raucous night at Ibrox for the visit of Red Star Belgrade. Giovanni Van Bronckhorst will be keen to take a positive result to Serbia next week where Red Star remain unbeaten in the league.
The Gers finished a distant second to Lyon in Group A but after that 6-4 aggregate win over Dortmund anything is possible with Van Bronckhorst's side. They've been ekeing out wins in the Premiership but European nights hit differently and there could be goals tonight. Over 2.5 Goals pays 10/11 as does Both Teams to Score.
Dutchman Serdar Gözübüyük is in charge and in his six European matches this season he's dished out 34 cards (6-9-4-7-2-6) so it could pay to jump on cards. Both teams to receive two or more cards is 5/6 at Bet365.
Goals should be guaranteed in Bergamo where Atalanta and Bayer Leverkusen meet. The Bundesliga has been awash with goals and German teams just look like they can't defend. Atalanta are ready made to take advantage. They're not as prolific as last season but matches are averaging 3.0 goals per game in Serie A. Leverkusen are averagin 4.13 in Bundesliga. Back Over 2.5 at 4/6.
Jesse Marsch's tenure as Leeds United boss started with defeat, going down 1-0 at Leicester at the weekend. Tonight they welcome a bouyant Aston Villa who produced on their best peformances of the season in their Phillipe Coutinho-insprired 4-0 win over Watford. Going with recent form Villa look overpriced at 8/5.
Chelsea looked back to themselves with a 4-0 win at Burnely and can hammer another nail in Norwich‘s coffin with a win at Carrow Road. The Blues put seven past the Canries earlier in the season and can grab at least a couple at 4/9 in a comfortable away win.
- Chelsea to score 2+ & Over 2.5 Goals at Atalanta v Leverkusen 7/5 Bet365
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