Lokomotiv Moscow v Nice (16.00) –

Lokomotiv Moscow showed no signs of rustiness after a two-month winter break by winning the first leg of this tie 3-2 in France last week.

That impressive effort suggests they are very capable of extending a run of 14 goals in seven home matches into the second half of the season.

Both teams have scored in six of Nice’s last seven away matches, so they should contribute to another entertaining match on Thursday.

Villarreal v Lyon (18.00) –

Lyon have been involved in several remarkable matches this season, particularly away from home.

Both teams have scored in nine of Les Gones’ last 10 away matches, including a 4-1, three 3-2s and a 2-2, while they also scored five times in three consecutive away games earlier in the season.

There have been goals at both ends in Villarreal’s five home matches since the winter break, while the fact they are chasing a 3-1 deficit from the first leg will naturally lend itself to chances for both sides.

Atalanta v Borussia Dortmund (20.05) –

Games involving Borussia Dortmund will always invite goals.

The German side have scored and conceded in six of their last nine matches, and were lucky not to ship an equaliser at Borussia Monchengladbach on Sunday.

Atalanta lost an entertaining first leg 3-2 and, having only failed to score at home against Roma, Napoli and Juventus this season, should have little trouble finding the net.

RB Salzburg v Real Sociedad (20.05) –

RB Salzburg have been prolific at home recently, netting 16 goals in six matches either side of their winter break.

And against Real Socieded, that run should continue.

The visitors have scored and conceded in five of their last seven matches, including 4-2 and 5-2 defeats, and a 2-2 draw in the first leg of this tie last week.


*Odds subject to change.