Terrible again yesterday – one void, with Ferencvaros winning 1-0 (-1 asian handicap) while Stjarnan had what can only be described as a shocker, being 1-0 up but losing 3-2 to a team they beat 7-0 a few months ago.
Today – a few tips in the Europa League and some big inter-league meetings that hold good value:
Liverpool vs Man Utd: BTTS + Over 2.5 Goals @ 15/8 – NAP
This for me is unreal value. Both are pretty poor at the back, but capable of scoring plenty on their day. Utd hit 5 vs Mitdylland in the last round, while Liverpool overcame tough German opposition. With it being a tense affair, I can see both going for it as the fans will be desperate for bragging rights to take into next week’s game. Man Utd have the better record head to head, but this one could go either way.
Ath Bilbao vs Valencia: BTTS @ 1/1
Same as above really – two sides that have plenty of rivalry between them, and both in good form of late. Valencia hit a record 10-0 aggregate score in their last round against Rapid Vienna, while Bilbao overcame tough opposition in Marseille. Their BTTS record this season is 6/8 in this competition – and I think it will go the same way today.
Sparta Prague vs Lazio: BTTS @ 10/11
Lazio’s record in this season’s Europa League is amazing. 7 BTTS in 8 games! Sparta’s record is 4/8, but two games against Krasnodar they really should have conceded given the chances and pressure built up by the Russians, and none taken! Lazio can be goal-shy on the road, and Sparta are no pushovers – equally they do also concede a few at home.
Shakhtar vs Anderlecht: Shakhtar -1 Goal Asian Handicap @ 21/20
I really don’t see Anderlecht putting up much of a fight in this one. They struggled through the last leg against Olympiakos but now against an attacking Shakhtar side – it’s probably a step/round too far. Shakhtar usurped Schalke in the last leg, and at home, in a cold Ukraine against a Belgian side who are rather soft at the back – an easy win, and a case of how many more than anything!
As an accumulator, this pays around 22/1 – my preferred double is:
- Man Utd-Liverpool BTTS + Over 2.5 Goals @ 15/8
- Shakhtar -1 Goal Asian Handicap @ 21/20
That is a 5/1 double, for me fantastic value!
Best of luck