Vladimir Petkovic's side are unbeaten in the Europa League so far this season and Willie Duncan is backing the Italian side to maintain that record against Aykut Kocaman's menLazio are unbeaten in 12 Europa League matches this season and Vladmir Petkovic’s side will be keen to extend that impressive record when the Serie A side make the trip to Turkey to take on Fenerbahce in the last eight of the competition on Thursday night.
Aykut Kocaman’s side squeezed past Viktoria Plzen of Czech Republic in the last round, winning 2-1 on aggregate, and the hosts are chalked up as Coral’s 11/8 (2.38) favourites to take a first-leg advantage to Rome by defeating Lazio here.
Lazio were impressive winners against Stuttgart in the last 16 though, as they cruised to an emphatic 5-1 aggregate victory over their German opponents.
They are rated as a 2/1 (3.0) chance with Coral to claim victory over Fenerbahce here while the same firm go 9/4 (3.25) that the match ends all square.
Goals have been a rare commodity in Fenerbahce’s Europa League campaign thus far, with only one of their last eight matches in the competition – a 3-0 reverse at the hands of Borussia Monchengladbach – featuring three or more goals and that trend seems likely to continue here with Lazio content to keep things tight.
The Italian side have conceded just seven goals in their 12 Europa League matches thus far this term and look to represent outstanding value at a generous 6/5 (2.20) with Coral in the draw no bet market on Thursday night. This market would see your stake returned if the match ends all square.
Those seeking bigger prices should consider Coral’s juicy 15/2 (8.50) quote for Petkovic’s men to claim a slender 1-0 victory in Turkey while the 6/1 (7.0) on offer from the same firm for the first half to be drawn with Lazio emerging victorious in the second half is too big to ignore.
Fenerbahce have won nine of their 14 league matches at home this term but the visit of Lazio represents a significant step up in class for Aykut Kocaman’s men so those placing their faith in the Italian side to preserve their unbeaten run in this season’s Europa League should be rewarded.
|Lazio (Draw No Bet) at 6/5 (2.20) with Coral||Draw half time/Lazio full time at 6/1 (7.0) with Coral|
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Willie Duncan is a freelance sports journalist. Willie, from Edinburgh, has covered Scottish football for over 10 years and he specialises in football betting markets from across Europe. You can also follow Willie on Twitter
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