With the Europa League qualifying campaign kicking off for many sides around Europe, this is the first real chance of any decent football tips since the end of May! With our new system in place, let’s see how we get on!
This is the bigger of the two accumulators on offer, and with more games a bigger risk obviously. I am sticking with BTTS bets for this one, as even the bookies are unsure what to expect in these set of games.
Bar the big teams facing minnows, a lot of the prices for match results are even, while the prices for the BTTS market is mainly 10/11, again baring huge sides facing very small opposition.
What I have looked for is evenly matched sides who are high scoring in their respective leagues, but also have a tendency to concede a few. Here are my 6 picks for Thursday, with KO times at the side:
Fola vs Milsami: BTTS @ 10/11 (1820 KO)
Crusaders vs Liepaja: BTTS @ 4/6 (1945 KO)
Stjarnan vs Shamrock Rovers: BTTS @ 4/6 (2015 KO)
Mladost vs Inter Baku: BTTS @ 10/11 (1930 KO)
VPS Vaasa vs Ljubljana: BTTS @ 4/5 (1700 KO)
KR Reykjavik vs SJK: BTTS @ 19/20 (2015 KO)
For me a good mix of even teams – the majority being over 6/5 to win in terms of match result, but all are in the upper echelons of their leagues either at the moment or late last season. All have a good scoring record, either home or away as applicable, while they have a tendency to leak goals. Teams in Finland and Iceland will have a slight advantage, with their seasons in progress – so they will have a little more match fitness, although these teams know they are playing early in the summer so will have been back for pre-season ages ago…but won’t have played the matches of some of the Scandinavian sides.
As they are all nearly evens, the price is a big one, but this early on the bookies really don’t know much more than we do – hence why the prices are very close to evens. With no prior meetings between sides, they have little to go off – but for me, a lot of these leagues are of similar quality and stature – so the teams are relatively evenly matched.
I don’t think we will see a 35/1 6 fold every week, but until the higher quality European football returns, the prices will be higher.
Best of luck