New Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp gets his first taste of European nights at Anfield this Thursday and we’re backing the German to get both his side – and our Europa League five-fold – up and running.
The Merseysiders are supported by Celtic’s opponents Molde, Fenerbahce plus away wins for Napoli and Viktoria Plzen to bring you a logical yet eye catching 55/1 Thursday night acca.
We’ve also chosen games from the 8.05pm kick-offs, so that your acca – and your evening – isn’t down and out before Eastenders is even on.
And don’t worry if one of these selections let you down, because Ladbrokes have extended their 5+ Acca offer to cover the midweek action*.
Liverpool to beat Rubin Kazan
There’s bound to be a bellowing atmosphere at Anfield tonight as Reds fans welcome Jurgen Klopp for his first home game in charge of the club.
There was some promise showed in his first game against Tottenham at the weekend, which coupled with Rubin Kazan’s mediocre recent showings should stand the hosts in good stead.
Kazan’s away form is pretty woeful too, winning just two of their last 16 games on the road so this looks like one of those good European nights for Klopp and his new team.
Molde to beat Celtic
Celtic could be heading for an unfortunate timing of the ‘new manager curse’ to strike with Molde announcing this week that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has returned to the club.
The Bhoys have struggled in Scandinavia already this season with defeat to Malmo in the Champions League qualifiers, and with hosts Molde having nothing to play for domestically, they’ll be all out for pursue a European run.
Ajax could only claim a 1-1 draw at the Aker Stadion, while the Norwegian side also went to Turkey and thumped Fenerbahce.
Fenerbahce to beat Ajax
The Turkish side are unlikely to allow a repeat performance of the one which saw Molde run out 3-1 winners in their previous home tie in Group A.
In truth that was a rare off day for the Turkish side, who have been defeated just three times in 2015 on home soil.
Ajax don’t often lose on the road, domestically anyway. In Europe the Dutch side have won none of their last 10 away games in the Champions League, and just one of seven away nights in the Europa League.
Napoli to beat FC Midtjylland
Napoli are currently on an excellent run, and aren’t allowing their Europa League exploits to hinder their impressive Serie A form.
The Italian side saw off Legia Warsaw in their most recent European outing, a fixture spliced between a home win over Juventus and an away thumping of AC Milan at the San Siro.
Southampton’s conquerors Midtjylland are unbeaten in five games and lead the Danish standings, but Napoli seem unfazed by anything right now.
Viktoria Plzen to beat Rapid Vienna
Viktoria Plzen are the moneymakers in this five-fold against an out-of-sorts Rapid Vienna.
This is hardly an away trip either with Czech side Plzen making the comparatively short journey to their Austrian neighbours.
The hosts have struggled with back to back domestic defeats, and haven’t scored more than once in their last five games.
Plzen’s only loss in their last 13 however was a narrow 1-0 defeat at Villarreal a fortnight ago, and they’ve responded in fine style winning their last two games, netting eight times.
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