The first legs of the third qualifying round of the Europa League take place on Thursday and it looks set to be an intriguing evening with a number of big names on show.
Those eyeing a banker bet should surely be looking at an Everton home win against Slovakian side Ruzomberok. The Toffees appear to have recruited well this summer and, after a decent pre-season, Ronald Koeman will be keen to see his stars in competitive action.
Ruzomberok finished third in the Fortuna Liga last term and have already come through a couple of rounds to get to this stage. However, it appears it could prove a step too far with a home win 2/35. The lack of value in that price may tempt punters to switch their attention to a 3-0 Everton victory at 4/1, with 4-0 available at 11/2.
Aberdeen are also in action against Apollon Limassol after fighting past Siroki Brijeg. The Dons struggled to a 1-1 draw in the opening leg in the last round before claiming a spirited 2-0 victory in Bosnia.
A home win, on offer at 1/1, looks crucial for the Scottish Premiership side against the Cypriots, who boast former Sunderland defender Valentin Roberge amongst their number. It could be a tight one at Pittodrie but Derek McInnes’ men should have enough, although the visitors are a handy 51/20.
Elsewhere, there are a few teams on show who may not be so familiar with the Europa League. Seven-time European champions AC Milan are in action against Polish outfit Craovia and, following a busy summer, look a good price to win to zero at 20/27.
Marseille will be confident of cruising past Ostende at 5/19, as should PSV Eindhoven, who are 4/27 to outdo NK Osijek, while the 5/9 available for Athletic Bilbao away at Dinamo Bucharest appears a bit short.
Those searching for value may look at Fenerbahce to triumph away at Sturm Graz. Galatasaray’s elimination in the previous round leaves Fener with a chance to get one over on their rivals and 11/10 appears a decent price for them to win in Austria.
Finally, the bet that really stands out is the 7/5 for Crvena Zvezda to win at home to Sparta Prague. Crvena, or Red Star Belgrade, have made a strong start to the season and will fancy themselves to triumph on what is likely to be an atmospheric night in Serbian capital.
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