Europa League betting preview: Premier League clubs continue continental quest
A trio of English sides are in Europe League action on Thursday as the competition reaches its quarter-final stage.
Newcastle are away to Portuguese giants Benfica in the first leg of their last eight encounter having overcome Russian big spenders Anzhi Makhachkala in the previous round.
Online bookmakers Bwin price the Premier League side at 6.75 to win the match, with their opponents offered at 1.45. The draw can be backed at 4.33.
Chelsea face Russian opponents of their own in the form of a home tie against Rubin Kazan after edging past Romanian outfit Steaua Bucharest in the round of 16.
Bwin make the Blues 1.5 favourites for the match, with Rubin available at 6.5 The draw is priced at 4.
Tottenham’s reward for overcoming Inter Milan in the last round is a first leg home tie against Swiss club Basel.
Bookmakers Bet365 make Spurs 4/11 favourites to win the match, with Basel offered at 17/2. The draw is available at 17/4.