£5 Europa League acca pays £154
Frank Monkhouse | 23 February 2017
Spurs can get through on Thursday
The second-leg of this season’s Europa League round of 32 takes place in midweek, with Manchester United looking nailed on to progress on Wednesday, while Tottenham have it all to do in London if they are to overturn a first-leg loss to Gent on Thursday.
Click here to bet on all the Europa League fixtures at Coral, while we aim to give a helping hand with our accumulator marked out below. Every £5 down pays £154.75 if our thinking is smart, with prices and returns mentioned correct at the time of publishing.
St Etienne beat Man Utd
We waste no time going in with a bold call, but I believe Manchester United have done everything they need to in the first-leg, and will look to remain competitive in France and stay within the three-goal margin. We saw against Hull in the League Cup that, if they don’t have to win, they won’t. 12/5 is worth a pop.
Ajax beat Legia Warsaw
Moving on to Thursday’s ties and the Dutch giants got out of the first leg away from home win a 0-0 draw, which is always handy in this competition. Back in front of their own fans they have to be fancied to score and make a game of this, and traders agree, giving 2/5 on the locals.
Besiktas beat Hapoel Beer Sheva
Sheva have proven themselves to be a tough side to beat on their own patch, with Celtic struggling there earlier in the season, but they were hammered 3-1 by Besiktas last week, and The Black Eagles will want to put on a show for their support, now that they are through. Besiktas to win in Turkey is always worth having, especially at 3/4.
Roma beat Villarreal
I fancied Villarreal to make a game of this in Spain, but Roma were true to their Serie A form and completely wiped the floor with their opponents, taking a 4-0 lead back to Italy. We can’t argue with a result like that and the home win makes sense at 7/10.
Copenhagen beat Ludogorets
Ludogorets’ European adventure appears to be over and they travel to Copenhagen hurting from a 2-1 home defeat. This tie remains in the balance, meaning Copenhagen must go out and push for a cushion. 7/10 will do us a turn.
Tottenham beat Gent
Spurs lost the first leg 1-0, but they had plenty of chances before the goal, and wasted them. They won’t be so generous in their own backyard and I am confident that the Premier League side will win and get themselves through at 2/7.