Thursday’s Europa League Accumulator Tips come in the form of four-fold or yankee bet.
Our Tips are based on statistical analysis of recent performances.
Benfica to qualify
Arsenal will have a bit of work to do against Benfica in Greece and look the most likely of the British sides to come a cropper. A 1-1 draw in the first leg leaves the tie in the balance.
That ‘away’ goal for the Gunners could be crucial but the neutral venue makes this anyone’s game. Benfica could be worth a small punt at 16/5 but another 1-1 draw would take this to extra-time and that’s not out the question so best take them to qualify at 13/8.
Shakhtar Donetsk to win
Shakhtar Donetsk should have enough about them to beat Maccabi Tel Aviv for the second time in a week. Last season’s Europa league semi-finalists won 2-0 away from home to give the Israelis a mountain to climb in Ukraine.
Donetsk are unbeaten at home (W6 D1) in the league and average over three goals per game at the Donbass Arena and should be good value for a win at 4/6.
Club Brugge to win
Club Brugge at 21/20 also appeal. They’re flying at the top of the Belgian league and banked a 1-1 draw away to Dynamo Kiev last week.
Home advantage aint what it used to be these days but Brugges were a goal away from making the Champions League last 16 when it went down to the final match away to Lazio and they could only manage a 2-2 draw.
Kiev’s place in the Europa League on the other hand, came by virtue of of a win and draw over Ferencvaros as they finished third in Champions League Group G with just four points, although to be fair the group also included Barcelona and Juventus.
Napoli to qualify
Elsewhere, keep an eye on Napoli who are 5/2 to qualify. They need to overturn a 2-0 defeat against Granada but on their day they can be a match for anyone at home.
A cursory glance at Napoli’s recent form doesn’t look great either but most of their trouble has been on the road this season. An early goal and it’s game on.
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Advise also backing these selections in a Yankee Bet (1 x four-fold, 6 x doubles, 4 x trebles)