Written 3rd December 2020
Europa League Betting Tips
After two nights of Champions League action, it’s time for the Europa League to take centre stage on Thursday night. All 48 teams will be in action, but we’ll be picking a treble from 3 UK based teams tonight. For the latest football betting odds for all Europa League matches, make sure to bet online with Bet UK, where you can also find live betting odds during all European matches. Make sure to head over to our promotions page for the latest free bets and offers available.
After a couple of promisings seasons in the Europa League, Celtic have massively struggled in 20/21. They sit bottom of Group H with just 1 point from 5 games and have already been eliminated from Europe for this season. Unlike Celtic in past years, the defence has been a massive problem for the Scottish champions. They’ve conceded 13 goals in just four games. Add that to their measly five goals, and although it doesn’t look good for Celtic, it does mean there’s an average of 4.5 goals per game. AC Milan have been a lot more reliable, and average three goals per game so far. Even without the injured Zlatan Ibrahimovic, AC Milan have plenty of attacking talent in their ranks. Against a Celtic side low on both confidence and quality, Milan could have a field day at the San Siro.
Leicester need a win to all but confirm their place at the top of Group G, so they can avoid the teams dropping down from the Champions League. So, they’ll be thankful they are playing bottom-placed Zorya Luhansk on Thursday night. When the sides met on matchday 1, Leicester started slowly but ended up with a 3-0 win. Knowing that 1st place is still on the line, Brendan Rodgers should send out his strongest XI. Considering Leicester have conceded just four times in 4 matches, with 3 of those coming in their last game, the Foxes to win to nil seems like a decent shout. Add to that the fact that Zorya have nothing to play for, and even at 21/20, this looks like good value.
Arsenal have waltzed through Group B so far, scoring 12 goals in 4 games and conceding just twice. Although they’ve already won the group, Arsenal will still want to keep their 100% record intact. Alexandre Lacazette, Eddie Nketiah and Nicolas Pepe were amongst the starters in their last game, but don’t be surprised if we see Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang start tonight. The Gabonese striker has been short on goals this season, and a game against Rapid Wien would be the perfect chance to boost his confidence. Given Arsenal’s goalscoring record in Europe this season, they should comfortably score over 2.5 goals regardless of what lineup they send out.