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Braga’s home form makes them a great bet to beat Dynamo Kiev

| 14.04.2011

Like the Champions League betting on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, many of the quarter-final ties in the Europa League are pretty much settled, bar one in Portugal.

Dynamo Kiev failed to justify their odds-on favouritism in the Ukraine and had to settle for a draw with Braga, and it could prove costly considering Braga have won their last four home European ties without conceding a goal.

Kiev must score tonight if they are to have any chance of qualifying (11/10) and with three wins from their last four European away games, the 19/10 for Kiev to win in 90 minutes is a tempting bet.

Except Braga’s home form is solid – they’ve only lost one of their seven European home games this season and just three in the league – the 7/5 for the Portuguese side to win looks the best bet.

With the away goal advantage and their solid home defence taken into consideration, Braga look a great bet at 4/6 to qualify and Kiev have never scored more than a single goal in their 11 European meetings with Portuguese teams – a 2-1 Braga win is priced at 8/1.

Twente vs Villarreal

Twente must win by at least a four-goal margin and considering the Dutch side are 50/1 to win 4-0, it seems unlikely.

Twente are unbeaten in their last six European home games suggesting the 6/5 for them to win in 90 minutes is a good price, but with four of those games ending in draws, the 12/5 for the draw may be the better price.

Villarreal rested a few players in their 5-0 thrashing at the hands of Valencia on Sunday and so a strong team is likely to be fielded tonight to get the job done.

With 12 goals in their last four Europa League games Villarreal are a dangerous attacking side, and with the free-scoring Guiseppe Rossi up front, this could be a high scoring draw – 2-2 is priced at 12/1 while Rossi is 5/1 to get the first goal.

A £10 double on Braga winning and Twente drawing would return £81.60. New customers can sign up here for a free bet worth up to £30.

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Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.