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.

Match in Focus

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Peru v Paraguay

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Peru have scored in eight of their last ten matches
Expert verdict
It is always tricky for teams to recover from losing a semi-final but Peru will be happier than Paraguay with their midweek effort. The Incas had every reason to feel hard done by after a Tuesday 2-1 defeat to hosts Chile which was heavily influenced by the dismissal of Carlos Zambrano. Wednesday's 6-1 loss to Argentina appeared a game too far for Paraguay, who had dug deep to eliminate Brazil in the quarter-finals.

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