Manchester United host St Etienne in one of a host of Europa League matches tonight, so we thought we’d give you a few tips worth looking at.
Us at AstralFootball.com advised a banker double for last night’s Champions League ties which landed at a tasty 8/1 (9.0), and we continued that winning feeling to boost our balance with some cheeky slots spins later on.
Onto tonight’s matches and there are a number of potential landmines to avoid tonight, with some teams yet to play a competitive match due to a winter break
Zenit St Petersburg are one of a number of teams yet to play a competitive match in 2017, and they face the tough trip to Belgium to take on Anderlecht. Both sides remained unbeaten in the competition in the group stages until the last fixture week, scoring a combined 31 goals, and a both teams to score bet for this encounter should be a definite.
The same bet can be advised in the Celta Vigo v Shakhtar Donetsk match-up. Once again, the travelling team are short on competitive action of late, but are flying on top of their division unbeaten, and won all six of their UEL group matches scoring a huge 21 goals. Vigo are not to be taken lightly however, especially given their recent elimination of Real Madrid over two legs in the Copa Del Rey.
Copenhagen look a great bet on their Champions League performances this season, having been unlucky to be eliminated from Group G with nine points. They travel to Ludogrets tonight, another of the sides to drop into the competition from the elite version, and the away win with both to score looks a tasty addition. This can be found between 5/1 (6.0) and 6/1 (7.0) depending on your bookmaker.
Of the English teams in action, Manchester United are the easiest to back, but a simple win bet doesn’t boast great value. Tottenham would be well worth the near-even money available if they were to play their best XI, but that has rarely happened on their travels in this competition in recent years.
The Red Devils have more than enough in their squad to rotate and come away with a comfortable win today, and them to win by more than one goal is well worth including in your thoughts. As for Spurs, I would wait and see what kind of line-up they put out before laying my money down on them.
Banker double – Both teams to score in Celta Vigo v Shakhtar Donetsk and Anderlecht v Zenit matches
Single – Copenhagen win and both teams to score
Bets to consider for multiples/accumulator:
Shakhtar to win and both teams to score
Anderlecht to win and both teams to score
Man United -1 Handicap win
AZ Alkmaar v Lyon both teams to score
Olympiakos home win