Don't speculate: 5 Europa League picks to fill your coffers
Shakhtar's 100 per cent record will not come to an end this week, plus four more tips for a solid coupon...
Shakhtar to beat Braga –
The group may already be won for Shakhtar, but they are too tempting to ignore at this price.
The Ukrainian side have a 100 per cent record in the Europa League – having beaten Braga 2-0 at home – and have won 23 of their 26 games in all competitions this season while losing just two.
The return fixture, then, should pose few problems.
Braga have mustered just one win in the tournament so far against bottom-placed Konyaspor, and are yet to keep a clean sheet.
Given that Shakhtar have already netted 17 – more than any other team in the competition – it could be a long night for the home side.
Mainz to beat FK Gabala –
Do not be fooled by Mainz’s seemingly sketchy form, they should see their visitors off with ease.
They have, after all, been beaten just once on their own patch in their last five and lost only one match in Group C.
Gabala, meanwhile, will be happy to see the back of the tournament.
They have lost each of their five group games and are winless in five away from home in all competitions.
Young Boys to beat Astana –
At home, there are few better than Young Boys.
The Swiss side have won their last five on the spin at the Stade de Suisse, losing just once in their last nine in all competitions.
Given that they have scored 19 in the last five, it is easy to see why they have been so impressive.
Considering Astana’s woeful Europa League campaign, this already looks like a foregone conclusion.
They have won just one match and kept one clean sheet in Group B.
Manchester United to beat Zorya Lugansk –
With just two defeats in their last 16 matches, it makes sense to heavily back Manchester United this week.
Jose Mourinho’s side have already beaten Zorya once, and have also scored 10 goals in the tournament – three more than any other team in Group A.
The home team have only netted twice, are without a win in the Europa League and have already been eliminated.
Schalke to beat Salzburg –
Ten wins from their last 13 represents a brilliant turnaround for Schalke after they lost five of their first seven matches this season.
A win last time out against Ligue 1 leaders Nice maintained their 100 per cent record in the Europa League and should give Salzburg little optimism.
That is understandable, considering the Austrians have lost three of their five group games – winning just one – and have conceded in each of them.
Given Schalke have only shipped one goal, another win looks a formality.