Twente will be hoping to pull off one of the great Europa League comebacks at De Grolsch Veste tomorrow night if they want to book their place in the semi-finals ahead of Villarreal.
The Spanish side have a comfortable 5-1 lead over the 2010 Dutch champions after handing out a mauling at El Madrigal last week.
Nilmar struck twice in that game, while goals from Carlos Marchena, Borja Valero and Giuseppe Rossi sealed the first leg – and possibly the tie.
A late consolation from Marc Janko will have done little to raise Twente coach Michel Preud’homme’s mood on the night.
However, it was Villarreal’s turn to be on the receiving end of a five-goal thrashing at the weekend after they were comprehensively beaten by a Valencia side looking to stake their claim for third place in La Liga.
The defeat hardly serves as good preparation for this game and, despite being favourites to progress to the next round, The Yellow Submarines are the underdogs to win the return leg.
Juan Carlos Garrido’s charges will be without the suspended Nilmar and will line-up without their captain, Gonzalo Rodriguez, after he suffered a broken leg in the first meeting.
The Dutch side, meanwhile, continue to make progress in their domestic league after winning it last season. They sit top of the table with five games to go and have won 19 of the 30 matches played in the Dutch Eredivisie.
As such, the home side can be backed at 23/20, while those thinking the tie will produce a stalemate are offered odds of 5/2.
Garrido’s men will be looking to Rossi to lead them to victory, with the striker currently the second highest goal scorer in the Europa League, having found the net an impressive nine times in 12 games so far.
A £10 bet on the Italian to score first and bring his tally to double figures would return £70.
Punters looking to get in on the first goalscorer action could be tempted by 9/2-priced Janko, who has been in imperious league form so far this term, netting on 14 occasions.
A £10 bet on the big target man to open the scoring would return £55. New customers can register here to receive a £25 free bet.