The 2010 UEFA Europa Cup 2nd Leg Semi Final Preview & Betting

April 28th, 2010

Thursday evening in Europe will see two sides booted out of the 2010 UEFA Europa League as the second legs of the semi finals take place.

Both matches will kick off at 21.05 (CET) on Thursday evening, which is 5.05 (AEST) on Friday morning in Australia.

Thursday evening in Europe will see two sides booted out of the 2010 UEFA Europa League as the second legs of the semi finals take place.

The second legs are both taking place in England, with Liverpool FC at home to Atlético Madrid.

The Spanish side travel to Anfield with a single goal cushion from the first leg, which the Kop will be looking to turn around in front of the passionate home fans.

Diego Forlán is currently the difference between the two teams, scoring in the ninth minute last week and managing to keep the clean sheet at the Vicente Calderón.

The home side will be slightly deflated without super hot striker Fernando Torres up front after being ruled out of the rest of the season due to his knee injury.

Liverpool are currently going into the match clear favourites with odds of $1.62, while Atlético Madrid are at $5.50.

The second match will see Fulham FC at home to Hamburg SV in their semi final second leg clash.

The Germans travel to Craven Cottage without any advantage gained from their home fixture after a 0-0 battle.
The Cottagers provided a gallant display to keep HSV from getting the crucial cushion in their opening leg, and are sitting well to reach their first European final as they head into Thursday night’s game.

The visitors seemed frustrated in last week’s game, not able to crack the Fulham defence despite having the majority of the chances through Ruud van Nistelrooy and Piotr Trochowski.

The home side will be hoping to get Bobby Zamora and Zoltán Gera more of the ball, after being kept out of the game well by the German’s last week, and look to Mark Schwarzer to maintain his rock status on the back line.

Fulham FC are currently going into the match slightly ahead in the odds with the home ground advantage at $2.15, while Hamburg SV are at $3.40 to win.

So to place a bet on the Thursday night clashes, or to check out the various markets on offer for the games such as first goal scorer, picking the score or first team to score, head to Ladbrokes.com.au now!