Football Tips: Europa League Qualifying // 09.08.18


3/6 on the first weekend of the Football League – a 0-0, a 1-1 and a 1-0 spoiling the 3 winners. In the season ante post, none of the four that played lost…so a good start to that, just the other 40 odd games to go!

Nothing took my fancy in the Champions League Quals – only Ajax really, and they blew a 2-0 lead against Liege.

Six games, three handicaps + three over/under team goals bets to form a 40/1 Acca. Plenty of mis-matches in this round, some big enough to be confident of a handicap, others that they should score two goals.

All games are in Thursday’s fixtures:





Hap Haifa vs Atalanta: Atalanta -1 Goal Handicap @ 11/10 (1700 KO)

Atalanta put double figures on their last opponent, winning their away leg 8-0! Haifa are a decent side in the Israeli league, but shouldn’t cause the Italians too many problems.

Alashkert vs CFR Cluj: Cluj Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 4/5 (1700 KO)

Alashkert caused Celtic no issues whatsoever in the Champions League round they played in – Cluj are not quite upto Celtic’s quality, but not far off. I can’t see Alashkert causing them any issues either, and fancy them to finish it in the first leg.

Leipzig vs Craiova: Leipzig -2 Goal Handicap @ 11/10 (1730 KO)

Leipzig were pretty ruthless in the first leg of their last round. Even their young side beat a decent Hacken side 4-0 in the first leg, and I think they will put a similar score on a defensive minded Romanian team.

Trencin vs Feyenoord: Feyenoord Over 1.5 TG’s @ 8/11 (1800 KO)

Trencin are one of the best teams I know for goals. They score plenty, but concede a hell of a lot. Feyenoord have an excellent young side with a few key experienced players such as Van Persie thrown in. I think they will score at least two, but I don’t have enough certainty in their defence to be sure of a handicap.

Din Minsk vs Zenit: Zenit Over 1.5 TG’s @ 4/6 (1800 KO)

Minsk put half a dozen goals or so past Dunska Streda, but I’m guessing they secured the place via runners up place in a cup or something as they are awful! Zenit will be a different matter, and with their army of Argentines, including Paredes, Driussi, Rigoni and Mammama – I can’t see the Belarusians keeping them out.

Besiktas vs LASK: Besiktas -1 Goal Handicap @ 4/6 (1900 KO)

Besiktas breezed through their last round, and against LASK, an average Austrian side – I can’t see them having too many issues. They have a quality squad that at this level should win quite easily.

40/1 in total – I cracking looking bet!

Best of luck