Red Bull Arena will host Thursday’s Europa League game between Salzburg and Villarreal, the two teams meet for the first time since 2015. Back then Villarreal recorded back-to-back wins over Salzburg, meaning that the Austrians are hungry for revenge. Anyhow, the Red Bulls are likely to stick to their attacking style of play, and I am positive that they are going to find the net in the first leg. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Zambia international Patson Daka, who has been scoring goals for fun in all competitions this season.
The Yellow Submarine, have been impressive in the Europa League this term, with the team recording five wins and one draw in the process. Given Villarreal’s attacking potential, I believe that punters from all four corners of the world can find value in betting on both teams to score. Midfielder Manuel Trigueros returns from a domestic ban.
Molde and Hoffenheim face each other in a highly-anticipated game at Estadio de la Ceramica in the Europa League last 32, first leg. Since the game will be played on a neutral location, Hoffenheim are seen as hot favourites to win the first leg, but they will have to prove their worth on the field. Molde have not been in action since December 19, 2020, which is yet another reason why home win should not be considered.
The Bundesliga side proved their worth in a 2-2 draw with Borussia Dortmund, and they are surely capable of beating the Norwegian outfit behind closed doors. Even though the likes of Akpoguma, Bicakcic, Geiger, Hubner, Nordtveit, Sessegnon, and Stafylidis are likely to miss the game with injuries, I am tempted to put our money on Hoffenheim, who are more of a team than Molde.