Unless you have a weakness for the Conference or, more perversely, Under-17 Women’s internationals, then the Serie A showdown between Inter and Udinese rates by far the most intriguing of tonight’s televised football offerings.
Inter, locked in a duel with Parma for the second of Italy’s Europa League spots, go into the match as 13/20 favourites.
Yet, Udinese look far too big for victory at 17/4 given they’ve won five of their last seven meetings with Walter Mazzarri’s troops.
It’s a showdown that should prove of particular interest to Liverpool fans, who can catch a glimpse of the Zebrette’s Colombian striker Luis Muriel.
The 22-year-old had previously been a target of Manchester United and has recently been the subject of speculation from the Metro and the Daily Express linking him with an Anfield switch in the summer.
Muriel shared the 2012 Italian young player of the year award with Milan ace Stephan El Shaarawy and put away 11 goals in 15 starts and seven substitute showings last term.
The current campaign has seen the Colombian international struggle with injury and inconsistency, netting just four times in ten starts and nine incursions from the bench.
With 35-year-old Antonio Di Natale’s access to the fountain of eternal youth meaning he’s better than ever, Muriel may well have to settle for a bit part role once more at Giuseppe Meazza.
Yet that’s all the more reason to back him to score last at 7/1, just as he did when bagging the winner from the bench against fourth-placed Fiorentina in February.
The Los Cafeteros star has delivered for last goalscorer backers in two of his last three games against Inter to boot.
Keep ‘em peeled Kopites, the versatile striker, who can play number nine, number ten and on the wing, could be the subject of a £17m bid from Liverpool during the summer months.