Anzhi Makhachkala are red hot favourites to push past Newcastle United and go through to the last eight of the Europa League under world-class manager Guus Hiddink.
That is the verdict of the bookies - who have them second favourites to WIN the competition, behind Chelsea.
World Cup winner and Brazilian superstar Roberto Carlos is a former Anzhi player and is acting as team director for the Russian club.
Roberto Carlos: “We have the mentality of winners here.
“We have a friendly benevolent spirit and are not the type of team to lose.
“When the team has a coach like Hiddink, there is always something good awaiting for us.
“I am sure about this every time we play.
“No matter who is on the opposite side of the field – we will always be favourites.”
Source: Newcastle United Mad