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Europa League accumulator: Early kick-offs provide four-fold basis

| 14.02.2013

The Europa League gets back underway this week, with a host of intriguing round of 32 matches set to take place.

And we believe we’ve picked out four winners from these clashes to pay punters out at almost 8/1.

Anzhi Makhachkala represent the first of our selections, with the Russian outfit 4/6 to record a home success over Hannover, in a 5pm kick-off.

Guus Hiddink’s side missed out on top spot in Group A only through goal difference, and have won each of their three home games in the tournament this season so far.

They recorded those three victories without conceding also, and should have too much for a Hannover side that have lost five of their last seven in all competitions.

We take reigning European champions Chelsea to see off Sparta Prague at 4/6 next, in what will be the Blues’ debut appearance in this competition in its current format.

Rafa Benitez is expected to name a strong side in the Czech Republic, as he aims to overcome a Prague side with one win in their last six.

Prague have failed to win their last three in Europe too, contrasting their visitors, who triumphed by a 6-1 scoreline in their last European outing.

Ajax are our next selection, as 8/15 shots to better a Steaua Bucharest side that has won just once on the road in their last seven attempts.

Frank de Boer’s charges impressed to beat, and finish above Manchester City in the Champions League group stage meanwhile, and look poised to score a first-leg triumph here.

And we look closer to home to complete our accumulator, with 21/20 hopes Newcastle chosen to dispose of Ukrainian outfit Metalist Kharkiv.

The Magpies haven’t lost a European tie at St. James’s Park in eight years, and have emerged victorious from two of their three Europa League home fixtures during this campaign.

Visitors Metalist have scored in only one European away game this term meanwhile, and look unlikely to improve that record against a side so strong on their own patch.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.



John Klee