AVB 7-2 for Chelsea clash in Europa League

TOTTENHAM made sure there will be four Premier League teams in the Europa League knockout phase and Andre Villas-Boas could be on a collision course with former club and London rivals Chelsea.

Bet365 are offering 7-2 that AVB takes on Chelsea in Europe’s secondary competition, while it’s 33-1 the duo clash in the final in Amsterdam. Tottenham are 14-1 to win the Europa League in a competitive field headed by current holders Atletico Madrid, who are 8-1 favourites with BetVictor.

Villas-Boas said it was “unfair” that Chelsea were allowed to drop out of the Champions League into the Europa League following their failed campaign and the Blues are being quoted at 10-1 to add the one title to their trophy cabinet.

Liverpool and Newcastle can be backed at 16-1 and 33-1 respectively in a high-class field which includes teams such as Anzhi and Inter (both 14-1), Zenit (16-1), Napoli and Lyon (20-1) with Benfica and Lazio on offer at 25-1.

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Valencia v Elche

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  • Elche have conceded 18 goals in their eight games this season
Expert verdict
Valencia stunk the place out at Deportivo last week but their 3-0 loss has not been in keeping with their excellent season and it’s worth sticking with Los Che to bounce back immediately. Valencia have scored exactly three goals in five of their eight La Liga games and this should be a cosy home triumph.

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