Europa League tips for Thursday featuring Robin van Persie’s Man Utd return, Inter v Southampton
Holly Thackeray | 20 October 2016
Five top Europa League tips for Thursday
All the Champions League excitement may be over for now, but there are still Europa League adventures aplenty to be had on Thursday evening.
So, here at Coral our football experts have hand-picked five brilliant bets from as many thrilling fixtures for punters’ perusal.
We’re confident you’ll think our Europa League tips for Thursday are fantastic, so if it’s magnificent Man Utd v Fenerbahce odds you’re after, or awesome Inter Milan v Southampton bets, then look no further…
RVP to score and away team lose among Man Utd v Fenerbahce odds
Robin Van Persie makes his first Old Trafford return since being unceremoniously shipped off to Turkey in 2015.
The former deadly Red Devil is therefore an unmissable 17/2 to punish Jose Mourinho’s men with a goal anytime but Fenerbahce still lose the match.
Van Persie notched 22 in 48 across all competitions for the Turkish team last term, and has already opened his Yellow Canaries account this campaign – with a strike in his side’s last away trip.
And, of course, the clinical Dutchman knows how to score on Manchester turf. Yet, with Man Utd unbeaten in their last five matches and on their own patch, the Red Devils’ superstars have more than enough to overcome this hit-and-miss Fenerbahce vintage.
Inter and Southampton both to score and under 2.5 goals
Both teams should have nerves ahead of this San Siro scuffle, but Saints are unbeaten in seven and will expect to at least get on the scoreboard against out-of-sorts Inter.
Frank de Boer’s boys will be feeling the pressure after going four games without a win in all competitions. While, neither side are in particularly high scoring form at the moment, both with only having three strikes to show from as many of their last matches.
With all that in mind, both teams to be on target and under 2.5 goals in the game at 11/2 looks sublime value.
Dundalk to hold a first-half draw but Zenit win second 45
As for Irish interest, County Louth club Dundalk continue their remarkable journey, but should eventually come unstuck against Russian juggernauts Zenit St Petersburg.
Punching above their weight, the Irish Premier League champions have held AZ Alkmaar and defeated Maccabi Tel Aviv so far. But, in Zenit they face a different beast.
Unbeaten so far this season in all competitions, the Russians have enough quality to capture Dundalk’s scalp. Yet it may take Mircea Lucescu’s men time to warm up on the Emerald Isle, with Dundalk having previously forced AZ to wait 60 minutes for a goal.
So, back a defiant first-half draw but Zenit success at winning the second with a price of 11/4.
Jorgensen to fire in first and Feyenoord defeat Zorya
Dutch giants Feyenoord would have a perfect record across all competitions if not for one single defeat from 11 outings, and they should extend their rampant run with a win against Zorya Luhansk.
At De Kuip, the Club on the Meuse are yet to be slain and Feyenoord’s fortress is unlikely to be broken by this currently inconsistent Ukrainian club.
Add in Danish dangerman Nicolai Jorgensen’s fantastic form of four goals in his last three games, and punters have a handsome 4/1 shout on offer for the striker to score first and Feyenoord win.
Roma to lead Austria Wien after 15 mins
Roma’s last three results read three triumphs and nine goals racked up, not bad considering their opponents were Napoli, Inter and Astra Giurgiu.
The Giallorossi boast goal threats galore in Edin Dzeko, Mohamed Salah and co and, as the Romans got off to a scoring start against two of those last three opponents within 15 minutes, back the Eternal City outfit to lead Austria Wien in the same time frame again at 14/5.
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