European football gets one final kick later as the Europa League swings back into action tonight.
It promises to be a huge evening for Irish and British clubs with Dundalk, Manchester United and Southampton all down to play.
Before we let your focus swing back to domestic action, we’ve put together a cheeky little acca that could deliver for you at a nifty 33/1.
Right, down to business…
Since the start of their incredible Europa League journey we haven’t actually backed Stephen Kenny’s wonder-men to be victorious once, well that all changes tonight!
The Lilywhites have been nothing short of stunning so far in Europe, representing the League of Ireland with pride and they scared the bejesus out of Group D leader Zenit St Petersburg in the last two games, before falling to two late defeats.
Their opponents AZ Alkmaar have failed to pick up a win so far in the competition, and we genuinely believe that Dundalk – lead by the brilliant Daryl Horgan – can pick off the Dutch outfit at the Tallaght Stadium tonight at .
Somebody seriously needs to remind Jose Mourinho that there’s a Champions League place on the line for the winners of the Europa League!
The Reds Devils are already six points off the top four in the league and this may their best route back into Europe’s premier club competition. United welcome Eredivisie leaders Feyenoord to Old Trafford tonight know a loss could be fatal to their chance of qualifying from Group A.
Feyenoord’s away form has been iffy of late, failing to win in three of their last five and United should be ticked off from conceding a last minute leveller against Arsenal last Saturday morning. We think Jose will go all out for the win tonight and we’ll add them to our betselip at .
Group K’s top two face off in the Czech Republic this evening knowing a draw might be enough to see them both into the knockout phase.
Conventional wisdom would lead you to believe that the higher Premier League quality of the Saints should see them through, but wait one minute – these Prague boys are no pushovers, especially at home.
Both Hapoel Be’er Sheva and the once mighty Inter Milan have tried and failed to take a single point from the Generali Arena. However, with Irish striker Shane Long back in their ranks we think Southampton can buck the trend and steal an draw tonight.
We do love a five-fold at Power Tower, so to satisfy that hunger we’ve added wins for Roma and Zenit St Petersburg to round out our acca tonight.
Roma host Viktoria Plzeň in the Eternal City sitting pretty on the top of Group E and should have more than enough to see off the group’s bottom side at .
Zenit clash with Maccabi Tel Aviv at 4pm breathing a sigh of relief after coming out on top of two colossal battles with Dundalk. Tel Aviv somehow managed to throw away a 3-0 70th minute lead against the Russians to lose 3-4 in their last meeting and that’s way we have gone for a Zenit double at to round our acca!