Tonight marks the end of the group stage in two lesser European competitions, the Europa League and the Conference League. We will find out which teams remain in the competition for the spring and which ones end their journey before the New Year. The odds were valid at the time the ticket was compiled.
Slavia Praha – Servette – HPW H1 @ 1.95 at Mozzartbet
In a way, both teams have achieved their primary goal. The Czechs have secured their continuation in the Europa League, but it remains to be seen whether they go directly to the round of 16 or have to play in the playoffs. To stay in first place and thus leave a team like Roma behind, it is necessary for them to win against Servette, even by a minimal score. It also works in their favor that the Swiss are coming without any motivation, considering they will finish in third place regardless of the outcome of the last match of the group stage. The team from Geneva has so far earned 5 points, four more than the bottom-placed Sheriff, and there is no chance for them to be last, but neither second, since Roma has 5 points more than them. A victory for the home team is not in question, and it seems to us that it will be by at least a two-goal margin.
Legia – AZ Alkmaar – fr 2 @ 2.85 at Mozzartbet
One of the most interesting matches of the last round, in both competitions, is being played in Warsaw. Legia and AZ will decide the second place in their Conference League group in a direct clash. The host is in a better situation as a draw is sufficient, since they currently have three more points. However, if the Dutch team were to win, they would finish in second place due to a better head-to-head record against the Poles. In the first match between these two teams, AZ won in Alkmaar with a minimal score, which was in the 2nd round, following that incredible match in Mostar where AZ was defeated after leading 3:0 against Zrinjski. Legia’s fans are encouraged by the fact that their favorites won both matches played in Warsaw, triumphing over Aston Villa and Zrinjski, so they hope to at least draw with AZ. In our opinion, the visitors are closer to success, as AZ is one of the few teams that are more dangerous away, and now they will also be motivated to win.
Brighton – Olympique Marseille – Over 3.5 @ 2.15 at Mozzartbet
Regardless of the fact that both teams will continue competing in the Europa League, it is very important to determine who will finish in first place and thus play directly in the round of 16, and who will have to earn their spot in a two-legged tie against a team that finished third in the Champions League. Both Brighton and Olympique have high ambitions in this competition, and many see both teams reaching the final stages, which is not surprising given their success in a group that would not be out of place in the Champions League. This is a group with two former European champions, along with the Greek champion and one of the better English teams. The French team is currently first with 11 points, while Brighton has one less. It’s clear that the visitors would be satisfied with a draw at the Amex, while the team from the south of England will have to play for a win. In the first match played in Marseille, it ended 2:2, and at that time it seemed that the Seagulls would struggle to advance to the knockout phase as they only had one point from two matches, but then they won twice against the famous Ajax and in the previous round avenged their defeat to AEK in Brighton. Again, goals are the first choice, and we believe there will be at least four in total.