The oddschecker team have picked out a 9/2 Thursday treble covering action in the Europa League.
Roma vs Real Betis – Roma win
Roma and Real Betis meet at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome for their third group game in the Europa League. Jose Mourinho’s Roma won a huge away game at the San Siro against Inter Milan at the weekend and will be looking to keep their winning run going.
Their opponents, Real Betis, have been flying in all competitions this season, winning seven of their nine games in La Liga and the Europa League. However, they were beaten 1-0 by Celta Vigo at the weekend, so their confidence may have taken a hit ahead of their trip to Rome.
Roma will be looking to win this game in front of their home fans to bring them joint top of the group with their Spanish counterparts. We think the momentum following their impressive win at the San Siro on Saturday, coupled with Real Betis losing at the weekend means Roma will edge this one.
Omonia Nicosia v Man United– United win + over 2.5 goals
Manchester United travel to Cyprus to take on Neil Lennon’s Omonia Nicosia. Erik Ten Hag will make changes to the side that lost heavily to Manchester City at the weekend; however, they should still have far too much for the Cypriot outfit. Prior to the derby defeat, United had won five of their last six games in all competitions and will be keen to rectify their poor previous performance on Thursday night.
Nicosia are very much the weakest side in the group, after losing to both Real Sociedad and Sheriff, and are highly unlikely to get a result against the Red Devils. However, they would want to keep the score respectable. They have won their last two league games after narrowly losing to Europa League group leaders Real Sociedad 2-1.
However bright the Cypriot’s side spirit will be, there is a huge gulf in quality between the two sides, and we think United will have enough to breeze past them. We think United will win, and there will be over 2.5 goals in the game.
Arsenal vs Bodo/Glimt – Arsenal HT/Arsenal FT
The current Premier League leaders are coming off a high of a North London derby win for them, after beating Tottenham at the weekend. They have only played one Europa League match, following the postponement of their home match against PSV Eindhoven. They have been on a blistering run of form which has seen them win all but one of their games this season so far in all competitions.
As for Bodo/Glimt they are currently 15 points behind league leaders Molde and currently sit in second place. They have four points from six in their opening two Europa League games and will look to remain unbeaten against an inform Arsenal side.
We think, against the Norwegian side, Arsenal will keep their run going, winning at both half time and full time, as they have done so often this season.