Europa League Preview


Afternoon all

Champions League preview was posted early this morning – and now time for the Europa League! This season’s competition has been very interesting – every time you think you are seeing a potential finalist, they get knocked out – Spurs and Wolfsburg two examples.


Sevilla are incredibly good at home – scoring a lot of goals, and also earning a lot of corners. They had a combined 32 in the two leg tie with Zenit, winning 5-4 on aggregate in the end of what was an amazing game. Corners could well be the market to look at, but Sevilla at home are a good bet. I see a lot of goals in this one.

In Sevilla’s last 5 home Europa League matches – they have won + BTTS in 3 (Zenit, Villarreal and Liege) while winning to nil in the other two (Monchengladbach and Rijeka. Fiorentina have scored in each of their last 6 away Europa League games, either drawing or winning most/if not all. They have drawn 2 of the 3 knockout games (Tottenham and Dynamo Kyiv) and beat Roma 3-0.

The most goals in 2nd half tip replaces the Over 11 Corners as the market will not be up until tomorrow with most bookies. Sevilla-Zenit, both games had most goals in the 2nd half, Fioren-Dynamo was even, 1 in each of both games. In the previous game with Villarreal – the 2nd leg saw all three goals scored in the 2nd half, while the first leg was 2-2 in terms of goals per half.

My two Tips for this game is as follows:

1. Half with Most Goals – 2nd @ 21/20

2. Sevilla Win + BTTS @ 11/4


Napoli vs Dnipro should be quite a one sided game. Napoli have got passed Wolfsburg, a very good team – and Dynamo Moscow, who are a good outfit. Dnipro win their tie’s at home – away from home they struggle, losing to Ajax, drawing 0-0 with Brugge and 2-2 with Olympiakos.

I see this being a rather tight game, with Napoli winning 1/2-0 – they have not conceded many this season, only two vs Wolfsburg and one vs Moscow recently. Dnipro are very tight at the back, with a 0-0 vs Brugge, 1-0 loss vs Ajax and a 2-2 draw with Olympiakos in the last three knockout games – all games at home have been won though, so that seems a tactic!

My two picks are as follows:

1. Total Number of Goals in Match – 2 or 3 @ Evs

2. Napoli Win + Under 2.5 Goals @ 9/4

Full tips for the next 3 days is coming up shortly