20:00 Thursday

West Brom vs Sheffield United - BTTS 

Steve Bruce’s West Brom have had a slow start to the 22/23 season with two 1-1 draws against promotion rivals Middlesbrough and Watford. They looked good in both games and dominated the Hornets, especially in possession.

Their new signings, Jed Wallace and John Swift and have been at the heart of their creativity in their opening games. They will be disappointed they conceded in both games but will be confident they can create chances going forward. 

Sheffield United lost to Watford on the opening day of the season but then went on to beat Millwall 2-0 at home. They have looked good going forward and have created 17 chances in their first two games alone.

Their defence looked a little open away from home to Watford and they allowed far too much space in behind. With this in mind, and West Brom’s excellent attacking options, we think the value is in both teams to score in this one. 

18:00 Thursday

Basel vs Brondby - Basel Win

Basel come into the game in shaky form having lost the first leg against Brondby. The Swiss side currently sit 8th in the league after drawing all three of their opening games, including a 0-0 draw with league leaders Young Boys at the weekend. They progressed to this round after beating Crusaders 3-1 on aggregate, with a dominant 2-0 home win. They will be hoping they can step up in front of a packed-out St. Jakob-Park once again and progress to the group stage for the first time since the 2019/20 season.

Brondby beat Basel in a close game last time out and will be hoping to hold on to their slim lead. However, they have started their league season in poor from and currently sit 4th bottom after losing three of their opening four games.

They have struggled in front of goal so far, only scoring two goals whilst conceding 10. They progressed to this stage after beating Pogon Szczecin 5-1 on aggregate but will come into this game with low confidence because of their poor league form. With their poor league form and Basel’s home advantage taken into consideration, we think Basel will turn this tie around. 

19:30 Tuesday

Slovan Bratislava vs Olympiakos - Olympiakos Win 

The Slovakian Champions face the Greek Champions in this one, with Olympiakos yet to start their 22/23 season. Slovan Bratislava have got their title defence off to a good start with three wins in their first four and sit top of the league.

They have been good going forward, scoring 12 in their first four games including 11 in their last three home games whilst conceding only two. They were knocked out of Champions League qualifying by Ferencvaros and drew away from home against Olympiakos in the first leg of this fixture. 

Olympiakos are yet to start their title defence off yet but have competed in Champions League qualifying earlier this summer, where they were knocked out by Israeli champions Maccabi Haifa. They have seemed to struggle at home this season, losing to Maccabi Haifa and drawing with Slovan Bratislava but are yet to lose away from home.

They have made several additions to their squad this summer and are sure to be still finding their feet. Olympiakos have a much stronger team then Slovan Bratislava and when it matters, we think they will step up, prove their quality and just about edge this one.