Burnley v Olympiakos: Olympiakos Draw No Bet – 11/10
The Clarets haven’t cut much of a a dash in their long-awaited return to European competition so far. They struggled past Aberdeen in extra-time after drawing 2-2 on aggregate in their first tie.
Second up was Basaksehir of Istanbul. They were taken to an extra 30 minutes after two nil-all games and scrapped their way to this meeting with the Greek giants.
For their part, the visitors saw off Swiss opponents Luzern comfortably in the last round, clocking up seven goals in two games, including three on the road and have the ability to hit a Burnley side desperate for goals on the break. Draw No Bet should be a wise investment here.
Celtic v Suduva: Celtic Over 2.5 Goals – 4/5
The Scottish champions will be expecting to brush past the Lithuanians here despite an underwhelming 1-1 result in the first leg.
They dominated that game, and should’ve had more to bring into this second meeting, but it ought not to matter given their European pedigree at home.
One factor on the horizon is Sunday’s Old Firm meeting, but European competition is such a big deal for the Glasgow club that they can’t afford to be distracted and should handle Suduva capably here. Overs ought to be met.
Bordeaux v Gent: Gent Draw No Bet – 15/8
The French side have endured a torrid opening to their season with manager Gustavo Poyet exiting over transfer policy days ago. Thierry Henry was mooted as a replacement, but he got cold feet when club officials couldn’t guarantee him the staff he required.
Gent can take advantage of any discontent within the squad.
They’ve made a strong start in the Belgian league, have won their last two away games and have scored in every game they’ve played this season.
They should put up a fight against the Ligue 1 side and Draw No Bet appeals here too.
Sevilla v Sigma Olomouc: Under 3.5 – 8/11
The Europa League specialists have enjoyed serene progress so far in the qualifying rounds, with 4-1 and 6-0 aggregate wins over weaker opponents in the first two rounds.
They should be able to cope with the Czech threat they face this evening too, though their 1-0 away win in Eastern Europe in the first leg, plus a weekend Seville derby with Real Betis, may mean they won’t be going all out for victory here, and are likely to rotate their squad.
Olomouc are unlikely to be strong enough to take advantage of any slack they’re allowed though, so the under 3.5 goals appeals here to round out this fourfold.
*All odds correct at time of posting