Good morning all!
So close to a terrific double again last night – BATE were just one corner short of the 4 needed, while Man Utd -1 Corner came in nicely @ 13/10, with a score of 4-2. Today I have picked four bets for the 2nd legs in the Europa League – around 20/1 for the Acca, and again a lovely priced double which I rate highly!
1. AZ-Astra BTTS + Over 2.5 Goals @ 11/10 (1900 KO – NAP)
I had the exact same bet in the last leg, which landed inside 32 minutes, with 5 goals in the first half! These two both cannot defend to save their lives, but have excellent attacking players. Budescu and Johannsson are two to watch. I think this leg will go a similar route, with Astra in particular having many a high scoring game – both legs vs West Ham won in this type of bet.
2. Southampton Win @ 21/20 vs FC Midtjylland (1945 KO)
Southampton dominated the first leg, and really should have won. With Koeman taking it seriously, I’m expecting another good lineup from the Saints, and their overall strength to show through this time! They had over 20 shots in the first leg, and were unlucky not to win. Midtjylland are a decent outfit, but the strength of the Super Liga compared to the PL is nothing – Saints to win, and to score at least two I’d think.
3. PAOK Draw No Bet @ 1/1 vs Brondby (1900 KO)
PAOK won the first leg 5-0, and with that, the tie is probably over. Brondby will know this, but I still think PAOK will want to make sure and put out a good team. I really can’t see them losing, and a lot of the time with this sort of result in the first leg you get a lower scoring win for the same team in the 2nd leg too – as the opposition have pretty much given up hope. With 5 goals against, PAOK will know exactly how to penetrate the back four again, and in my eyes should win. 2/1 for the win, but DNB value @ 1/1.
4. At Bilbao-Zilina BTTS @ 5/4 (1945 KO)
In the first leg, I thought Bilbao would win to nil and with ease – and at 2-0 up, I thought I was right! However, Zilina scored three in the 2nd half and won 3-2, stunning me and many others. This leg should be interesting, as Zilina know one Bilbao goal will spell the end for them if it ends 1-0 – so they will know a goal for them would make a world of difference. They are a very confident team so shouldn’t be over-awed by the Basque giants – and it should be another cracking tie! This is the riskiest of the four, hence why it is Bet 4…
1. Double: 1 + 2 @ 3.5/1
2. Treble: 1-3 @ 8/1
3. Acca: 1-4 @ 20/1
Double for me is fantastic value!
Best of luck