The North East is cold, but not as cold as Kharkiv and Newcastle will have to battle the elements and a classy Metalist side. Metalist have an impressive record at home in Europe, having lost only once in their last 11 matches in Kharkiv, and they can be backed at 10/11 to emerge victorious – while 15/8 is available for them to be winning at half time and full time.
Tottenham are another side on the road, but they will be protecting a 2-1 lead from the first leg against Lyon. The French side are not a patch on the team that dominated Ligue 1 for years, but the nagging feeling is that Spurs may struggle to carve out enough chances and a narrow win for Lyon can be backed at 6/4.
Liverpool trail Zenit St Petersburg 2-0 from the first leg and need ‘one of those’ Anfield nights. Zenit are a classy side, but in Luis Suarez and Steven Gerrard the Reds have world-class talent and a 2-0 win for Liverpool on the night would not surprise – 7/1 with bet365.
Rafa Benitez has confirmed he will rest Frank Lampard for Chelsea's home game with Sparta Prague, but the Blues will have way too much quality for the Czech side and take them to win both halves – 2/1.