Europa League Betting
Matchday 6 (Thursday)
European football continues tonight with all eyes focused on the current Europa League holders Atletico Madrid (13/10). The Spanish side travel to the BayArena in Germany to take on Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen (15/8) knowing that need to better the result of the second-placed team in Group B, Aris Salonica (2/5), if they are to stand any chance of qualifying for the knockout phase of the competition. Atletico’s hopes are pretty slim though as Salonica face a seemingly straight-forward task at home to Norwegian club-side Rosenborg (13/2), who occupy bottom spot in the group.
Another side facing the prospects of failing to qualify for the last 32 is French Ligue 1 side Lille (1/3). Les Dogues lie third if Group C, two points off Gent (15/2), who they host to at the Lille Metropole tonight. A win for the home side would see them progress from the group stage and given their attacking style of football, don’t be surprised to see them rack up a convincing victory. One other team to keep on the right side is Anderlecht (1/3), who faces a must-win encounter with Hajduk Split (15/2). A win for the Belgian side combined with a Zenit St Petersburg (15/8) victory over AEK Athens (11/8), would see Anderlecht leap-frog AEK and secure a place in the last 32 of the Europa League.
Also in action on Thursday night is European giants Juventus (6/4) who can no longer qualify for the last 32 of the Europa League after recording five straight draws in the group stage to date. Juve play host to English Premier League side Manchester City (9/5), who currently sit top of Group A and are already guaranteed a passage into the knockout stage of the Europa League. The other game taking in Group A sees second-placed Lech Poznan (2/1) take on Austrian club-side Red Bull Salzburg (5/4).
Europa League Betting Tips
1pt treble @ 11/1
AEK Athens (11/8)
Red Bull Salzburg (11/10)
1pt acca @ 130/1
Team Goals in Match
PSV to score 3 or more goals (9/5)
Lille to score 3 or more goals (7/5)
Getafe to score 3 or more goals (2/1)
Stuttgart to score 3 or more goals (13/10)
Aris Salonica to score 3 or more goals (9/5)