Europa League tips for Thursday tussles including Fenerbahce v Man Utd and Saints v Inter Milan
Lee Gormley | 3 November 2016
Europa League tips for Thursday
The Europa League continues into the fourth round of group stage fixtures, with Premier League outfits Manchester United and Southampton hoping to boost their chances of progression in their respective next outings.
Irish representatives Dundalk are also aiming to continue their European ventures as they face a tough trip to Russia, among many other tasty tussles across the continent.
So, ahead of the latest set of match-ups, Coral outline Europa League tips for Thursday night games including Fenerbahce v Man Utd odds. Enjoy.
Van Persie to score in Fenerbahce loss
Former Man Utd frontman Robin van Persie enjoyed personal scoring success on his reverse fixture return to Old Trafford, though he and Fenerbahce ultimately endured a thumping 4-1 defeat.
The Dutchman can therefore be backed at a very promising 14/1 to get on the scoresheet once again in another defeat at the hands of his former employers the Red Devils, this time in Istanbul.
Zenit and Dundalk both to score
After three games played so far in this season’s group stage, Irish side Dundalk are enjoying much success in second position of their standings just behind leaders Zenit St Petersburg.
On their next travels to Russian territory, Stephen Kenny’s county Louth team face a truly tough ask to maintain their impressive run but are 7/5 to be involved a game in which both sides score.
Saints to net in both halves against Inter
Southampton are just two points adrift of group front runners Sparta Prague ahead of their encounter with Inter Milan, and there has probably never been a better time to come up against the wounded Nerazzurri.
Their former boss Frank de Boer was recently dismissed after just 85 days in charge at the San Siro, following defeats to Sampdoria, Atalanta and Cagliari. The Saints are therefore a tasty 2/1 to capitalise and net in both halves at St Mary’s (£20 max stake).
Nice’s Balotelli to open scoring
French side Nice are flying high in Ligue 1 thanks mainly to the rejuvenated heroics of former Liverpool misfit Mario Balotelli, and he will be gunning to keep his impressive form up against Red Bull Salzburg.
Lucien Favre’s men are sitting atop the French top-flight ahead of champions PSG and Monaco and, with Balotelli having struck seven times in as many games this season, he’s worth backing at 7/2 to open proceedings here in the Europa League.
Villarreal to topple Osmanlispor to nil
Finishing off our Europa League tips for Thursday is the clash between Villarreal and Osmanlispor, with the former Spanish set up entering their meeting on home soil at 6/5 to triumph without conceding.
The Yellow Submarine have lost only one of their previous 11 games on all fronts and are on a four-game winning streak at the Estadio El Madrigal.
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