Europa League Gameweek 6 Tips & Betting Preview
Can the four British sides all do the business?
Rapid Vienna v Rangers
A result looks tough to call here. All four sides in Group G can still qualify for the knockout stages, although Rangers can only go through with a victory – standing in their way is a tough trip to Rapid Vienna.
Steven Gerrard’s men have made a good account of themselves during this European campaign, but they have gained just one point from their two away games so far (despite scoring five goals).
Rapid have been very solid at home – winning one and drawing one, both with clean sheets – although I do back Rangers to score, which is why I’m tipping both teams to find the net.
Rangers have been much more prolific away from Ibrox in Europe this season, and Rapid’s defence have still conceded nine goals in their five matches.
All three outcomes are very much on the table, making Both teams to Score my preferred option.
Vidi v Chelsea
With Chelsea guaranteed a first place finish in Group L, I suspect Maurizio Sarri to make a raft of changes for their final match against Vidi, who are still in with a chance of qualifying for the next round.
Chelsea’s first two away games ended in narrow 1-0 victories, and I see a similar outcome here. It’s unlikely Vidi will be blown away considering they have conceded just five goals in the competition (the match at Stamford Bridge also ended 1-0 in Chelsea’s favour), and they do look like a tough nut to crack.
Chelsea are a good price to win this, but under 2.5 goals to be scored is an even better price, so I’ve gone for that.
Arsenal v Qarabag
Also guaranteed a place in the last-32, Arsenal will expect to beat Qarabag at The Emirates.
Unai Emery made a whole host of changes for the trip to Vorskla back in November, though the Gunners still put in a fantastic performance to win 3-0.
Arsenal eased past Qarabag 3-0 in the away fixture, and due to the competency the second-string side have displayed in this competition, I’m backing Emery’s men to win with a -1 handicap.
Celtic v Salzburg
Though Salzburg have won all five of their Europa League matches this season, I’m still backing Celtic to beat them and guarantee their place in the next round of the competition.
Brendan Rodgers’ men have won every single Premiership and Europa League match at Celtic Park this season, and considering what a crucial match this is for the home side – compared to essentially a dead rubber for Salzburg – the intensity levels between the two teams may slightly differ.
Salzburg are a very good team who have really impressed me, but I’m backing Celtic to use their home advantage to edge to victory and qualify for the next round.
$2.70 is a really good price for this outcome, and if you combine these four tips, you get an $14.50 multi!