Europa League TipsStuart Gatelan - 09:09, 12th September 2017
The Europa League returns this week and in this article we'll be picking out our best bets for Thursday's fixtures. Unfortunately the in-form Ross Casey is on holiday, but Stuart Gatelan will be doing his best to keep those winners flowing.
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Atalanta v Everton Tips (Thu, 18:00)
Both Teams To Score @ 10/11 – BET NOW
Atalanta come into this game in good form, winning their last two matches 4-1 and 2-1. They are solid at home and only failed to score in one of their last 10 home matches.
Everton have something to prove after their last two defeats at home to Tottenham and away to Chelsea. Ronald Koeman done some good business throughout the transfer window but has yet to see the benefits from that and he will surely be expecting a lot more from his players and a good run in this competition.
I think this game will be very open and could go either way so the safest option for me is to back Both Teams To Score at a best price of 10/11.
Villarreal v Astana Tips (Thu, 18:00)
Carlos Bacca - Anytime Goalscorer @ EVENS – BET NOW
The market suggests this should be a comfortable win for the home side and I have to agree with the bookmakers. Villarreal should have far too much quality for Astana in this but at best odds of 1/4 there's no value in backing them to win.
I'm expecting a 3-0/4-0 scoreline and I think Carlos Bacca to score at EVENS is an absolute steal. He is going to play a bit part in Villarreal's season in both the La Liga and Europa League, and after scoring on his debut there's a great chance he will make it 2 in 2.
Arsenal v FC Koln Tips (Thu, 20:05)
Olivier Giroud - Anytime Goalscorer @ EVENS – BET NOW
After two poor results at Stoke and Liverpool, Arsenal finally got back to winning way's last weekend, beating Bournemouth 3-0. It's hard to know what Arsenal will turn up for this game but on paper most people will be expecting a comfortable success for the gooners.
Just like Villarreal they are a very short price to win and that's why I've gone for Olivier Giroud to score at EVENS. It's a slightly risky bet as Lacazette is obviously the first choice striker but I'm expecting Arsene Wenger to make a few lineup changes as he always does in Europe.
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