Zenit to beat Utrecht –

It’s been a decent start to the season for Zenit, who boast seven wins from 10 in all competitions, including three out of four at home,.

The Russian league leaders have made it through five of their last seven European qualifying campaigns, and should comfortably beat Utrecht.

The Dutch side are without an away win in seven Europa League matches.

Ludogorets to beat Suduva Marjiampole –

In reaching this stage of the competition, Suduva are enjoying their best Europa League campaign since 2002/03.

The Lithuanian side are unlikely to extend it any further, however, having lost seven of their last 11 European matches at home,.

In-form Ludogorets have won four out of five in all competitions and should follow their first-leg victory up with another here.

Midtjylland to beat Apollon Limassol –

Midtjylland have started their season with six successive home wins in all competitions and, despite losing the first leg, should be backed for a seventh.

Encouragingly, the Danish side have also won seven of their last nine on home turf in the Europa League.

Limassol have won just four away games in their last 13 in all competitions (?) and are likely to be rolled over.

AC Milan to beat Shkendija –

AC Milan have breezed through on the three occasions they have had to qualify for a European competition.

The Italian giants spanked Shkendija 6-0 in the first leg and have won four out of four so far this season, without conceding a goal.

Shkendija have never made it through qualifying, falling short six times.

Easy money.

Everton to beat Hajduk Split –

Hajduk Split must be sick of European qualifiers.

The Croatian side have fallen at the Europa League preliminary stage in seven of the last eight seasons.

Having also been beaten at Goodison Park last week, it doesn’t look like getting any better for them on Thursday.

Everton have won four and drawn one so far this season, and have lost just one European away game in six.