Europa League Gameweek 5 Tips & Betting Preview
What's next in store for the British sides?
Rosenborg v Celtic - 4:55am
Considering Rosenborg have lost all four of their Europa League matches so far, this is a fixture Brendan Rodgers will be quietly confident about.
His Celtic side have won five of their last six in all competitions, and though their two away matches in Europe have both ended in defeat (Salzburg and Leipzig are strong sides), I see them winning on Thursday.
Rosenborg have conceded eight goals at home in their two Europa League matches, so victory is the bare minimum for Celtic at this stage of the competition.
Vorskla v Arsenal - 4:55am
Arsenal are $1.90 to beat a side who have lost five of their last six home games – in all competitions!
The Gunners have won both of their Europa League away trips this season, while their win against Bournemouth on Sunday has given them fantastic momentum going into this; Unai Emery knows victory will guarantee top spot in Group E.
Need I say more? Vorskla have one win and three defeats in this competition, and there’s absolutely no chance they’ll get anything on Friday morning.
Chelsea v PAOK - 20:00
Conceding just one goal in their four Europa League matches this season (while winning all of them), Chelsea are looking good for a win to nil against PAOK.
Furthermore, PAOK have failed to score three times in the competition! Surely, at Stamford Bridge, these two will remain true to form and this tip will land.
I’m loving $1.33 too.
Rangers v Villarreal
Finally, I’m going for a Rangers win/draw double chance, at a very generous $1.75.
Steven Gerrard’s men have been absolutely wonderful at Ibrox this season - winning 11 of their 14 matches in all competitions and drawing the rest; if you combine this with the fact that Villarreal haven’t won in six away games, this tip looks like a winner.
Group G is absolutely wide open – just two points separate the four sides – and Rangers should fancy getting a result against a Villarreal team who are languishing 16th in La Liga.