Football tips: Our striking 26/1 accumulator for Sunday’s European ties

Our European football tipster Paddy Murphy is here fab fivesome of picks for you.



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12:00 Hamilton vs Rangers: Rangers to Win to Nil

Hamilton look all but doomed and there’s still plenty of games to go. They’ve won just one of their last five Premiership matches and have only scored one goal over their last four league matches. Rangers have now gone 28 league matches without defeat and Hamilton haven’t beaten Rangers at home, in a league match, since early in the 1938/39 season.

They’ve played eight times here since 2016 and Rangers have obviously won them all, seven saw Over 2.5 goals and six saw Both Teams to Score landing. While Hamilton have a history of raising their game against Rangers, but with their recent goal drought ongoing and Ranger’s knack for keeping clean sheets the best bet here is Rangers to Win to Nil.


15:15 Athletic Bilbao v Valencia: Athletic to Win

Bilbao are on a great run of late, they’ve only tasted defeat in just one of their last seven matches. They drew two of those seven, winning one in extra-time and the another on penalties. Their home La Liga form isn’t quite so good though, they’ve won three and lost two of their last five there. Valencia’s away record in the league is pretty bad, they’ve won just one of their last five, drawing two and losing two.

These meetings have been even enough over the last few seasons, Athletic have won two, Valencia one and two have ended level. The home side have the momentum though, and form to take all three points here against a Valencia side who are out of sorts.


16:00 Besiktas v Konyaspor: Besiktas to Win and Over 2.5 Goals

With the top two playing on Saturday, Besitkas will be eager to put pressure on both by taking all three points against Konyaspor here. The home side are firm favourites and have beaten the visitors in five out of their last seven visits.

We should see a few goals too, four out of Besiktas’ last five home league matches have seen Over 2.5 goals landing and all five of Konyaspor’s last five on their travels have also seen Overs landing.


19:45 Lazio v Cagliari: Lazio to Win and Over 2.5 Goals

Lazio are on a good run, with four wins out of their last five in all competitions and at home in the league, they’ve also won four out of their last five. Cagliari are in massive trouble though, they’ve got just one victory from their last 15 in all competitions and are currently third from bottom. With their form, they’re going to find it tough going to get out of the relegation zone.

Lazio are obviously massive favourites here and they’ve won all nine of their previous meetings here. Seven of those matches saw Over 2.5 goals landing, six saw Both Teams To Score occurring. Overs has landed in four out of five previous home Lazio matches and in two out of four away Cagliari matches.

20:00 Betis v Barcelona: Both Teams To Score No Draw

Betis are a tough enough nut to crack on home turf. They’ve lost just three home matches this season, drawing two and winning five. Barca’s form has greatly improved since their awkward start to the season and have won six, drawn one and lost three over their 10 away matches this season.

Betis haven’t beaten Barcelona at home in the league since 2008, and Barca have won six out of the last seven – with five of them seeing Overs and five also seeing Both Teams To Score. Betis are averaging 1.30 per home La Liga match, while Barca are averaging 1.80 per their away league matches. With Barca’s impressive record at Estadio Benito Villamarin there’s decent value here in backing Both Teams To Score No Draw.

European football tips summary:

12:00 Hamilton vs Rangers: Rangers to Win to Nil
15:15 Athletic Bilbao v Valencia: Athletic to Win
16:00 Besiktas v Konyaspor: Besiktas to Win and Over 2.5 Goals
19:45 Lazio v Cagliari: Lazio to Win and Over 2.5 Goals
20:00 Betis v Barcelona: Both Teams To Score, No Draw

* An accumulator on these five best bets pays at approximately 26/1 with Paddy Power.

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