Tomorrow night – Thursday the 8th of April over in Europe, four fantastic soccer matches will kick off, as the quarter final second legs of the 2010 Europa League get underway.
All four games will start at 9.05pm (CET), which transfers to 5.05am (AEST) on Friday morning.
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After such tense first leg clashes, punters looking to wager on the second legs should head to Sportsbet, with a fantastic array of soccer betting on all four matches.
This week, Liverpool FC will see SL Benfica travel to Anfield in their second leg quarter final battle.
The Portuguese travellers head to England with a 2-1 advantage, although Liverpool do have the away goal up their sleeve.
The first leg clash was as much about a poor performance from the Merseysider’s, losing their early lead after Ryan Babel was sent off, with two penalties awarded to Benfica.
The visitors will be hoping to continue their winning streak over Liverpool, having won all four of their last matches against the English side.
With the home stadium advantage clearly in Liverpool’s favour, they are going into the match – despite the current score line – as favourites to win at $1.62, while Benfica are at $5.50.
Over in Germany, VfL Wolfsburg will host Fulham FC at the Volkswagen Arena, with the visitors travelling to Wolfsburg with a 2-1 lead.
The German side managed a last minute away goal through Alexander Madlung’s header, which threw the clash wide open once again, perhaps in Wolfsburg’s favour as they head into their home territory.
The Cottagers looked set to continue their European fairytale with two goals from in-form Bobby Zamora and Damien Duff – although lost the all important clean sheet.
The home side has the distinct advantage in this week’s fixture, and are favourites at $1.70, while Fulham are travelling to Germany at $5 – however punters should remember the London side have upset the odds in the tournament; defeating defending Champions Shakhtar Donetsk and Juventus in their European campaign this Season.
In Belgium, Hamburg SV are travelling to the Stade Maurice Dufrasne Liège to face Standard Liège in the teams’ second leg battle.
The Germans won the opening leg 2-1, and will be aware of the fact the Belgian side scored first through Dieudonné Mbokani, capitalising on the away goal advantage.
However through a penalty and a Ruud van Nistelrooy pin point strike, HSV clinched the win – although not convincingly.
Despite Liège’s first leg strong performance, the home side are going into the second leg clash as underdogs at $2.80, while the visitors are at $2.50 – implying it will be a fantastic match to watch never-the-less and could provide a lucrative payout to punters.
The final second leg quarter final will be an all Spanish battle, as Atlético Madrid host Valencia at the Vicente Calderón Stadium.
The home side certainly go into the match with the advantage, as they take a 2-2 draw from the last match, which means two away goals to their name.
Valencia seemed the more dominant side in the first round match, although Atlético capitalised on their opportunities with Diego Forlán opening the scoring, with a second strike from Antonia López to give them a 2-1 lead, which David Villa levelled eight minutes from time for Valencia.
The two Spanish sides have met twice in La Liga this season, with a draw in Valencia, and a 4-1 thrashing by Atlético in Madrid.
With the passion flowing it will no doubt be a tight affair in the nation’s capital on Thursday night, but the home side are going in slightly ahead in the odds at $2.25, while Valencia are at $3.10.
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