Europa League accumulator: Spoils for Udinese with handicap
We also predict wins for Club Brugge, Inter Milan and Hannover in the Europa League
We came within 30 seconds of landing our last Europa League accumulator when Udinese scored an injury-time equaliser at Anzhi, but we are back tonight with five selections that pay a combined 19/1.
Udinese (+1) to beat Liverpool @ 1/1
Brendan Rodgers is likely to field a weakened team all over the pitch, but the absence of Luis Suarez is likely to be especially prevalent as he is one of their only sources of attacking flair.
Udinese have only lost twice this season, once when playing with ten men for a long period and the other when conceding an unfortunate late winner, and have developed a special appreciation for a draw.
The Italian’s are also expected to field a stronger team with more experience than that of Liverpool.
Club Brugge to beat Maritimo @ 10/11
Brugge have won their last five home games and scored at least three goals on each occasion.
Scoring against Maritimo may be a bigger challenge given that the Portuguese club have kept four straight European clean sheets, but the need for a result after a 4-0 thumping at Bordeaux in their opening game can spur Brugge to victory.
PSV v Napoli to have over 2.5 goals @ 4/5
All of PSV’s last nine home games have had a minimum of three goals scored, alongside eight of their last ten in this compoetition.
Throw in that Napoli should still be strong in attack even if resting Edinson Cavani and there look set to be goals in Holland.
Inter Milan to beat Neftchi @ 4/6
Neftchi were pretty dreadful from an attacking perspective against Partizan in their opener, but held firm in defence for a point.
Even Inter’s second strong should pose more attacking problems and the fact that Neftchi were also beaten by the team to finish bottom in Azerbaijan last season in their latest fixture is far from ideal preparation.
Hannover to beat Levante @ 8/13
Hannover are predicted to name a strong team and looked a tad unlucky to lose at Hamburg in their latest domestic game. Back on their home patch they have to be fancied, where they have won four from five this season.
Levante lost 4-0 at Osasuna over the weekend and look to have the weaker of the two squads.
All odds and markets correct as of publication