Europa League betting preview - 03 November


Manchester United’s season has been a frustrating one for Jose Mourinho and it might be that his team’s best chance of landing silverware this season is in the Europa League.

The Red Devils have six points on the board in their group and Paddy Power offer 2.40 that United win away to Fenerbahce on Thursday, with Mourinho fully aware of Sunday’s away match at Swansea which goes under must-win should the team challenge for the title this season.

Therefore, we might see a weakened team out in Turkey, with Fenerbahce available at 3.40 with bet365 to claim revenge for that defeat at Old Trafford a fortnight ago.

Southampton will meet an Internazionale team who have just sacked Frank de Boer after 85 days in charge at the Italian club. The Saints will fancy their chances of franking that 1-0 defeat at the San Siro and the bookies agree, with William Hill chalking up 1.73 about the English team.

The visitors are as big as 5.50 with bet365 to win at St Mary’s and it is clear that preparations for this game have been stinted by the sacking of the manager. The draw is 3.80 with Unibet although the big gamble is on Claude Puel’s team.

Roma are the current second favourites to win the Europa League although it should be noted that the teams who qualify for the knockout stage will also be joined by eight third-placed teams who competed in the Champions League.

The Italian side are in Austria, with the Wolves 1.62 with BetVictor to land the three points against Austria Vienna, with the home side available at 5.50 with bet365 to stun their high-flying opponents.

Villarreal are another potential winner of this competition and the Yellow Submarine are likely to be in plenty of accumulators at 1.44 (William Hill ) to win their match against Osmanlispor.

Schalke 04 are a slightly bigger price at 1.62 (Unibet ) to beat FK Krasnodar, while Zenit St Petersburg are taking Group D by storm after recording three straight wins thus far. The Russian team are a short price 1.14 to beat a Dundalk team who are acquitting themselves well thus far.

Ajax and Celta Vigo have a grip of their qualifying group and the Dutch side are 1.92 (Unibet ) to beat their Spanish opponents, although the visitors do operate at a higher domestic level and perhaps they are overpriced at 4.33 to get the job done here.

Shakhtar Donetsk are making short work of Group H and they travel to Gent after a 5-0 win in Belgium. William Hill offer 2.05 and the Ukrainian side might prove too strong for the second time in two weeks.

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