UEFA Europa Conference League: Round of 16 - Leg 1

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Conference league action resumes with the round of sixteen finally in play.

Teams are coming off an emotional round of thirty-two, something that truly proved which teams are ready for the big stage.

A spot in the Europa League within the balances, teams have to focus their efforts on both the Conference League and domestic leagues.

Most of these teams are on hot runs within their respective home nations and trying to replicate that play will be difficult.

Conference League has been a successful operation from the UEFA Campaign, and these teams are gaining more and more popularity which helps all involved.

Spreading football to the world by letting these teams put their talents on display is great, and this week we have some great matchups to bet and watch!

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Match Betting Previews

AEK Larnaca versus West Ham FC - Thursday, March 9th

AEK Larnaca are representing Cyprus in the biggest way possible.

After suffering Europa League defeats, they have come back roaring in the former competition of the region.

Larnaca are solid and have done well to put up valiant efforts amongst the best teams in Europe.

They are clearly great in their home country of Cyprus, and play attacking football through and through.

Defensively, Larnaca is susceptible to the counter, though.

Against a team currently struggling to find anything positive, AEK Larnaca will come into this match with high hopes and a chance to really make some noise in Europe.

West Ham are gripping for straws at the moment, and there’s nothing going their way.

Playing solid in the midfield but lacking in all other areas, West Ham have not been able to keep pace with previous seasons.

Lucas Paqueta and company are looking to make a move in the Conference League playoffs, something that could also potentially turn their PL season around.

Within the bottom depths of the table, West Ham should be licking their lips at a matchup versus the Cyprus-based Larnaca, will they take advantage?

Betting Prediction - Over 2.5 goals in this matchup, it could be an absolutely devastating shootout on both sides.

Basel FC versus Slovan Bratislava - Thursday, March 9th

Basel and Slovan Bratislava are looking to make amends to their mediocre seasons with a run in the Conference League.

Both of these teams are giants in their own domestic leagues but are currently not in the best form.

A tough round of thirty-two for both, there is ample room for improvement and ability to make positive shifts in the attack.

Defensively, it is going to be rag-tag and possibly hard to hold down the ship.

Both of these teams are forward-minded, and that should make it a thriller of a leg one.

Betting Prediction - Basel ML in a tough match, as well as Both teams to score.