Europa League Tips

Here you will find betting tips for the Europa League.
Mönchengladbach v Schalke Betting Tips: Shortage of goals unlikely at Borussia Park
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Mönchengladbach v Schalke Betting Tips: Shortage of goals unlikely at Borussia Park

By the time Thursday comes, Gladbach and Schalke be sick of the sight of each other as this will be the third meeting between the two clubs in less than two weeks. In contrast to their recent league meeting – a game that saw Gladbach win by four goals to two – last week’s Europa League last-16 first-leg was a rather cagey affair. Having scored an early away goal, Dieter Hecking’s men seemed happy with their lot and put in a rather subdued, defensive performance for the best part of an hour. On this basis, considering they were afforded most…

AS Roma v Lyon Betting Tips: Yet more goals fancied at Stadio Olimpico
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AS Roma v Lyon Betting Tips: Yet more goals fancied at Stadio Olimpico

When the draw was made for the last-16 of the Europa League, this clash was one of the more mouth-watering ones and the first leg certainly lived up to it as Lyon came out on top in a six-goal thriller. Roma were 2-1 up at half time in the first-leg and will really feel they should have closed the game out, however, they are now in a real fight and require two goals without reply if they hope to go through. The 4-2 loss had made it three losses on the bounce for Roma but they managed to kick-start again…

KRC Genk v KAA Gent Betting Tips: Hosts to stamp their authority once more
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KRC Genk v KAA Gent Betting Tips: Hosts to stamp their authority once more

This all-Belgian clash turned out to be a thriller in the first leg as KRC Genk managed to secure a 5-2 win away at KAA Gent. Genk will be most pleased with their win because they scored five away goals which means that Gent will have to score four without reply this Thursday to have any chance of going through. The Smurfs followed up this emphatic victory with another in the league at the weekend as they battered bottom-of-the-table Westerlo 4-0 to push themselves up to 8th in the table. Prior to that match in Gent, goals had been a…

Manchester United v FC Rostov Betting Tips: Mourinho’s men to edge out visitors
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Manchester United v FC Rostov Betting Tips: Mourinho’s men to edge out visitors

The first leg of this match was a bit of a slug-fest and uneasy on the eye as both sides carved out a 1-1 draw. Although they failed to win, Manchester United will be happy with this result as it secures an away-goal for them to capitalise on at Old Trafford. However, their FA Cup match against Chelsea was a poor display, particularly after they went down to ten men and they really failed to threaten their opponents goal whatsoever. This mean’s United’s win-less run stretches to three in all competitions. As you would expect from a Jose Mourinho side,…

Krasnodar v Celta Vigo Betting Tips: Russians to use home advantage to good effect
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Krasnodar v Celta Vigo Betting Tips: Russians to use home advantage to good effect

Spanish side Celta Vigo snatched a last-minute winner to clinch a 2-1 victory in the first leg of this Europa League tie, however, Krasnodar still managed to score a vital away goal. Krasnodar may have conceded that second goal in the dying moments of the first match but will still be fairly pleased with the result which probably makes them favourites to go through in Krasnodar. Since that loss to the Spaniards, the Bulls secured a 2-1 victory of their own away at Lokomotiv Moscow in the league at the weekend, boosting them up to 4th in the table and…

Ajax v F.C. Copenhagen Betting Tips: Amsterdam Arena to be treated to goals at both ends
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Ajax v F.C. Copenhagen Betting Tips: Amsterdam Arena to be treated to goals at both ends

Having set off at a frantic pace in the first-leg – took the lead after less than a minute – Copenhagen proved that they’re no mugs and, despite conceding shortly after going in front, take a 2-1 lead with them to Amsterdam. However, with an away-goal in the bag, Ajax certainly won’t feel too downbeat and are very much still in this tie. What this pair showed in the first-leg was something of a rather unsurprising appetite to get forward. Not only did they get forward, but both proved themselves to be capable of hurting each other. In what was…

Olympiakos v Besiktas Betting Tips: Turkish outfit to go well in Greece
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Olympiakos v Besiktas Betting Tips: Turkish outfit to go well in Greece

Having got the better of Turkish side Osmanlispor in the previous round, Olympiakos have been rewarded with a last-16 tie against yet more Turkish opposition, although this time they take on a side of higher calibre in Besiktas. With the visitors in fine form at the moment, it’s likely that Olympiakos will need a positive result at home to stand any chance of qualifying for the quarter-finals; however, with the way these two have been performing of late, the Turkish side are the team to side with here. Given their superior form of late, coupled with a strong performance away…

F.C. Copenhagen v Ajax Betting Tips: Tight game expected at Parken Stadium
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F.C. Copenhagen v Ajax Betting Tips: Tight game expected at Parken Stadium

Copenhagen and Ajax are two sides who advanced to the last-16 in rather unassuming style. The Dutch outfit squeezed through with a 1-0 aggregate score-line against Legia, while Copenhagen also secured passage to the last-16 via a single-goal aggregate victory (2-1). On the face of it, this looks to be a tie that is particularly hard to call. Neither of these two teams are easy to beat in their respective home and away matches and we could be in for quite a cagey, low-key affair here. There are two bets that catch the eye and these are: ‘0-0 at Half-Time’…

Schalke v Mönchengladbach Betting Tips: Visitors to continue rich scoring form
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Schalke v Mönchengladbach Betting Tips: Visitors to continue rich scoring form

Having beaten this very opposition by four goals to two on Saturday evening, an in-form Mönchengladbach take on Schalke for the second time in five days, only this time they travel to Gelsenkirchen to do so. It’s no secret that Gladbach suffered a poor start to the campaign before continuing in the same vein right up until December; however, things have since turned around and, with Dieter Hecking now at the helm, Borussia Mönchengladbach are once again a force to be reckoned with in Germany. From a betting point of view, considering the visitors bagged four goals against this very opposition at the…

Lyon v AS Roma Betting Tips: Italian side to flex their muscles
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Lyon v AS Roma Betting Tips: Italian side to flex their muscles

These two teams have ambitions of competing in the Champions League on a regular basis as well as challenging bigger clubs in their domestic league for honours. However, such ambitions can be put on hold as the Europa League is their best chance of claiming silverware this season. Although Lyon are on a good run at the moment with no defeats in their last five in all competitions, winning four of them, they are well off the pace in the French league and are 15 points off Nice in 3rd place. Defence has certainly been the main problem for Bruno…

KAA Gent v KRC Genk Betting Tips: Buffalo’s to get the job done
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KAA Gent v KRC Genk Betting Tips: Buffalo’s to get the job done

This Europa League tie is an all-Belgian affair and a commentator’s nightmare as KAA Gent take on KRC Genk. Gent managed to get the better of Tottenham in the previous round, despite many thinking they would not be able to hold on to their first leg lead. In addition to this impressive victory, Gent have also been on a good run in the Belgian league with no losses in their last three. Unfortunately for them though, they are still down in 7th. The Buffalo’s do have one of the better defensive records in the Belgian top flight with an average…

Celta Vigo v Krasnodar Betting Tips: No shortage of goals at Balaídos
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Celta Vigo v Krasnodar Betting Tips: No shortage of goals at Balaídos

These two sides are up and coming in their domestic leagues but are both on bad runs of form at the moment. Celta Vigo had a fantastic start to 2017 with six consecutive victories, however, they are now without a win in their last three and were thrashed 5-0 by Barcelona at the weekend, leaving them down in 10th in La Liga. However, they knocked out Europa League dark horses Shakhtar Donetsk in the last round so should still be taken seriously. Eduardo Berizzo’s men are certainly a team who focus on the attacking side of the game and have…

APOEL v Anderlecht Betting Tips: Cypriots to continue thriving on their own patch
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APOEL v Anderlecht Betting Tips: Cypriots to continue thriving on their own patch

Having overcome the challenge of taking on one of the bigger clubs in this competition when beating Athletic Bilbao (4-3 aggregate) in the last round, APOEL will fancy their chances of going deep into the latter stages and, in facing Anderlecht here, appear to have every chance of doing so. Anderlecht scraped through to the last-16 by the skin of their teeth thanks to a 90th minute goal away in St. Petersburg in the last round. Having beaten the rather lacklustre Russian outfit on home soil (2-0), the Belgians felt the pinch away from home and were pretty poor in…

FC Rostov v Manchester United Betting Tips: Olimp-2 to witness a few goals
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FC Rostov v Manchester United Betting Tips: Olimp-2 to witness a few goals

Manchester United face a gruelling trip to Rostov-on-Don on Thursday night and, although many expect it to be a walkover for United, Rostov are no pushovers and will likely put in a competitive performance. Rostov knocked out Czech side Sparta Prague in impressive fashion in the previous Europa League knockout round. They then followed this up with a fantastic 6-0 victory over Tom Tomsk when the Russian Premier League season resumed last weekend. Selmashi will feel they have a good chance against United as they put in fantastic performances against Bayern Munich (winning 3-2) and Atletico Madrid (narrowly losing) in…

APOEL v Athletic Bilbao Betting Tips: Both teams to profit going forward again
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APOEL v Athletic Bilbao Betting Tips: Both teams to profit going forward again

Having turned things around last Thursday, Bilbao approach the second-leg of this tie with the lead, although it’s a very slender one. With two away-goals in the bag, APOEL will feel that they’ve got every chance of advancing to the next round and rightly so. This is one fixture on Thursday night where it’s still very much game on. When the pair met last week, action in front of goal was the order of the day and there’s no reason why both fans and punters alike will see anything different in this match. Considering the way the first-leg panned out,…

Tottenham Hotspur v KAA Gent Betting Tips: Spurs can turn it around at Wembley
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Tottenham Hotspur v KAA Gent Betting Tips: Spurs can turn it around at Wembley

This was arguably the most surprising result in the first leg of the Europa League matches last week with Tottenham Hotspur coming surprisingly unstuck against Belgian side Gent in Belgium. Tottenham managed to recover from two defeats on the spin to comprehensively beat Fulham in the FA Cup which will be a huge confidence booster going into this match. As mentioned on my weekend write-up, Spurs are excellent at the back and have one of the best defensive records in the Premier League with just 18 goals conceded and 11 clean sheets. However, that changes in European football this season…

AS Roma v Villarreal Betting Tips: Lack of goals expected at Stadio Olimpico
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AS Roma v Villarreal Betting Tips: Lack of goals expected at Stadio Olimpico

This tie is all but over after Italian side AS Roma pulled off an incredible 4-0 victory in their away tie at Villarreal, meaning that the Spaniards have to score at least four without reply in Rome on Thursday to have any chance of qualifying. Roma are currently on a fantastic run with 10 wins in their last 11 matches in all competitions. They do sit seven points off top spot in Serie A but it has still been a fantastic season so far. Luciano Spalletti’s side are excellent in both boxes, scoring 54 goals in the league this season…

Zenit St. Petersburg v Anderlecht Betting Tips: Russians can turn it around
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Zenit St. Petersburg v Anderlecht Betting Tips: Russians can turn it around

Anderlecht may hold a 2-0 lead over Zenit St. Petersburg going into the second leg, however, the Russian side will feel they still have a chance of progressing to the last 16 of the Europa League, especially now they’re playing back on home soil. Zenit are yet to resume their Russian Premier League campaign following their midwinter break and this lack of match fitness certainly showed in their 2-0 loss away at Anderlecht. However, we can certainly expect Zenit to up the tempo for this second leg and really go for it. Mircea Lucescu’s team are one that focuses primarily…

Besiktas v Hapoel Be’er Sheva Betting Tips: Hosts to advance with another victory
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Besiktas v Hapoel Be’er Sheva Betting Tips: Hosts to advance with another victory

Having secured a valuable win in the first-leg, scoring three away-goals in the process, Besiktas have put themselves in a commanding position ahead of this second-leg and the Turkish outfit are expected to finish the job and advance to the next round in good style. At odds of 5/4, ‘Besiktas to Win & Over 1.5 Goals’ is the bet that catches the eye here. The hosts are not only strong on their own patch, but they have a two goal advantage which means their opponents can’t really afford to sit back. Considering they scored three in the away-leg, it’s hard…

Shakhtar v Celta Vigo Betting Tips: Hosts can finish the job in second-leg
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Shakhtar v Celta Vigo Betting Tips: Hosts can finish the job in second-leg

This Europa League match is closer after the first leg than most imagined with Shakhtar leading by just one goal. Having said that, it is a crucial away goal. Shakhtar are currently in the middle of a winter break in the Ukrainian Premier League in which they are dominating, leading all the important statistic charts. The Ukrainian champions were also arguably the most impressive team in the Europa League group stages with six wins, 21 goals scored and just five goals conceded. Paulo Fonseca’s side, are fantastic in every department and manage to score plenty of goals whilst also being…

Schalke v PAOK Betting Tips: Drab affair on the cards at Veltins-Arena
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Schalke v PAOK Betting Tips: Drab affair on the cards at Veltins-Arena

Having well and truly done a job on their opponents last week, German side Schalke have the luxury of coming back home with both a clean sheet and three precious away goals in the bag. As things stand, this tie is verging on pointless. PAOK were unable to put up much of a fight on their own patch, and it’s highly unlikely that the Greeks will be able to mount a serious challenge here. With the tie seemingly dead and buried, a rather dull affair is expected here. Schalke know that all they need to do is remain switched on…

Saint-Étienne v Manchester United Betting Tips: Visitors to finish the job
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Saint-Étienne v Manchester United Betting Tips: Visitors to finish the job

Saint-Etienne have it all to do in this second leg of their Europa League tie against Manchester United with the English side holding a 3-0 lead over their French opponents going into this match. Saint-Etienne will feel aggrieved that they lost by such a large score-line at Old Trafford given the nature of the goals but the point is that they were not good enough on the day. The French side could not recover in time for their Ligue 1 match at the weekend which saw them lose against Montpellier despite going 1-0 up in the first quarter of an…

Fenerbahce v Krasnodar Betting Tips: Turkish side to turn things around at home
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Fenerbahce v Krasnodar Betting Tips: Turkish side to turn things around at home

Krasnodar currently hold a 1-0 advantage over Fenerbahce in this tie, but the Russian outfit could have trouble defending such a slender lead at the Ulker Stadium in Istanbul. Fenerbahce are not on a great run of form at the moment and have won just once in their last five matches in all competitions. They are currently a lowly 4th in the Turkish Superlig and a massive 10 points off Besiktas in top spot. As mentioned on my write-up for the first leg, Dick Advocaat’s men are frightening going forward and it is no surprise that they are among the…

Ludogorets v Copenhagen Betting Tips: Cagey start anticipated in Bulgaria
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Ludogorets v Copenhagen Betting Tips: Cagey start anticipated in Bulgaria

These two teams have qualified for the Europa League by virtue of failing in the Champions League. Neither of them are expected to pull up any trees in the competition but will be hopeful of coming through this first knockout round in order to get a big draw in the last 16. The Bulgarian league has already played one round of matches after their long winter break but you would still think that home side Ludogorets will be lacking match practice going into this Europa League tie. Georgi Dermendzhiev’s team dominate the Bulgaria league and are currently seven points clear…

Athletic Bilbao v APOEL Betting Tips: Hosts to prove too strong at San Mamés
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Athletic Bilbao v APOEL Betting Tips: Hosts to prove too strong at San Mamés

This Europa League tie is a bit of a mismatch as Basque side and one of the more likelier competition winners Athletic Bilbao host Cypriot minnows APOEL. Athletic have been on a pretty good run in La Liga recently with just one defeat (which came against Barcelona) in their last seven matches. However, despite this good set of results, Athletic still find themselves down in eighth. Defence is certainly Bilbao’s strong point this season and, outside of the big three plus Villarreal, they have the best defensive record in La Liga this season. Offensively though they have been poor with…

Krasnodar v Fenerbahçe Betting Tips: Both teams can profit going forward in Russia
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Krasnodar v Fenerbahçe Betting Tips: Both teams can profit going forward in Russia

These two sides are well equipped to go far in the Europa League and both will be disappointed that they have drawn a difficult opponent in this first knockout round. Krasnodar are coming into this match off the back of a long winter break and so match fitness will be an issue there. They did lose a couple of players in the January transfer window but thankfully they have managed to keep their best players as they look to push on this season. In a generally low-scoring league, Igor Shalimov’s men are one of the more attacking sides in the…

Celta Vigo v Shakhtar Betting Tips: High-scoring encounter expected at Balaídos
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Celta Vigo v Shakhtar Betting Tips: High-scoring encounter expected at Balaídos

Spanish side Celta Vigo look to get over the disappointment of failing to make it through to the Copa del Rey final last week, as well as losing out late in the day to Atlético on Sunday night, when they welcome Ukrainian opposition to Balaídos on Thursday night. Despite currently being on their winter-break, Shakhtar remain a strong outfit and are certainly a team to be wary of since the Europa League has been a happy hunting ground for the Ukrainians in recent years. On their day, both of these two are more than capable of posing a significant threat going forward…

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