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Napoli v Arsenal (Agg: 0-2) - BT Sport 1

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Arsenal celebrate

It was the ideal first leg for Unai Emery's men and Monday's clean sheet win at Watford at least snapped their woeful away record to give them confidence they can survive what will no doubt be a Napoli onslaught at a deafening San Paolo.

It will be a hostile environment and a huge test of Arsenal's character but that two-goal advantage gives them a big margin for error, and you'd have to think an away goal would all-but see them through.

Napoli haven't been at their best of late but with that home crowd behind them they have enough to win the game here, but it'll likely not be enough to see them through.

Best Bet: Napoli to beat Arsenal & under 3.5 goals at 13/8


Chelsea v Slavia Prague (Agg 1-0) - BT Sport 3

Olivier Giroud and Marcos Alonso celebrate for Chelsea
Olivier Giroud and Marcos Alonso celebrate for Chelsea

Tournament favourites Chelsea have a home tie and an away goal in their pockets so will be uber-confident of finishing off the tie at Stamford Bridge - where they've won their last eight Europa League ties.

They're on a great run and can equal Atletico Madrid's record of 15 games unbeaten if they avoid defeat here.

Olivier Giroud is the tournament's top scorer and should again get the start ahead of Gonzalo Higuain, and although Slavia Prague looked lively in the first leg it looks way beyond them to pull off a huge shock - although they could well get a goal.

It should be Chelsea, though, who get through comfortably enough in what could yet turn out to be their best route to the Champions league this season.

Best Bet: Olivier Giroud to score & Chelsea win at 7/5


Eintracht Frankfurt v Benfica (Agg: 2-4) - BT Sport Extra

Luka Jovic and Filip Kostic celebrate for Eintracht Frankfurt
Luka Jovic and Filip Kostic celebrate for Eintracht Frankfurt

A crazy first leg turned on a 20th-minute red card for Eintracht and three Benfica goals in 11 minutes either side of half time - but their two away goals at least give them a chance of producing a comeback.

The German side do average almost three goals per home game in the Europa League this season and in Luka Jovic have one of the best young strikers in Europe. But, even with all that, at just 2/1 to qualify you're best looking elsewhere than just the Germans to get through.

There should be goals, and you couldn't rule out Eintracht getting the job done, but Jovic has been incredible for them in this competition so he really should get on the scoresheet once again.

Best Bet: Luka Jovic to score anytime at 6/5


Valencia CF v Villarreal (Agg 3-1) - BT Sport ESPN

It looks like job done for Valencia after that commanding victory away last week, especially given Villarreal have won just two of 13 away from home in La Liga, although in the Europa League they are unbeaten in five.

It would take a huge turnaround here though for them to even have a sniff and the more probable outcome is that Valencia canter to qualification and most likely win the match itself.

Best Bet: Valencia to win and under 3.5 goals at 6/4


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