UEFA Europa League acca: Five picks from Thursday's games
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UEFA Europa League acca: Five picks from Thursday’s games

With the last 16 culminating tonight, bwin takes you through its UEFA Europa League acca, featuring picks from today’s games, as well as a few from the UEFA Europa Conference League too.

Our UEFA Europa League acca takes us to England for Sparta Prague v Liverpool, and also includes selections from Ajax v Aston Villa and Rangers v Benfica

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Aston Villa to qualify for the quarter-finals @ 4/25

We kick things off in Birmingham in the UEFA Europa League, with Aston Villa hosting Ajax in what has all the makings of one of the games of the day.

Villa are having a top season, and are eyeing a finish in the Champions League places for next season, whilst Ajax have been really under par in the Eredivisie, where they’re currently fifth, 29 points off top spot.

They may have lost 4-0 to Spurs at the weekend, but Unai Emery’s side will be fully focused on their tie with the Dutch giants, and we’re expecting them to emerge victorious from it, progressing to the final eight in the process.

Paulo Dybala to score & Roma to beat Brighton @ 6/1

Our next selection in our UEFA Europa League acca features another English side, and but this time we’re predicting them to lose, with our next pick involving Roma beating Brighton once again.

One of the most surprising results last week saw Roma beat Brighton 4-0, and while we’re not saying the scoreline is going to be that drastic once again, we are expecting Roma to pick up yet another win, breezing through to the quarter-finals as a result.

That’s not all, as our pick also involved Paulo Dybala finding the back of the net once again, en route to a victory for Roma, against a Brighton side who’ve really seem struggle since the return of the year.

Atalanta & Sporting Lisbon both to score @ 61/100

Our next prediction sees both teams scoring in the game between Atalanta and Sporting Lisbon, both of whom are playing well in their respective domestic leagues.

The score was 1-1 in the first leg last week in Portugal, so it’s all to play for once again in Italy, and we’re expecting both teams to throw everything at this one.

A bet of Atalanta and Sporting, both to score in 90 minutes, could definitely be worth a punt here, at 61/100.

We predicted a draw between Benfica and Rangers last week, which ended up happening, but there has to be a winner this time out, and we’re going for Rangers.

With the game taking place in Scotland, Rangers should have the advantage, especially considering Benfica’s form has been so hit-and-miss this season. We’re going for a win for Rangers here, whether that be after 90 minutes, after 120, or even after penalties.

It’s e all to play for in the second leg, which should make things even more exciting, and we see the Scottish side emerging out as the winners.

Mohamed Salah to score for Liverpool vs Sparta Prague @ 7/10

The final leg of our UEFA Europa League acca takes us to Liverpool, where we’re pegging Mohamed Salah to find the back of the net in what is expected to be his first start for his club since he scored two goals and missed a penalty in his side’s 4-2 win over Newcastle on January 1.

Salah featured off the bench against Sparta Prague last week, and against Manchester City at the weekend, but he’s widely expected to start the game at Anfield this week as Jurgen Klopp nurses him back to full match fitness ahead of the huge run-in.

We’re pegging Salah to find the back of the net here, with odds of 7/10, as he looks to continue to remind fans that despite Liverpool picking up wins in his absence, he’s one of the very best players in the world.

Again, our five-fold UEFA Europa League acca can be backed with bwin, at the time of writing, with odds of 43.44/1.

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