First leg deficits the key to 15/1 Europa League accumulator
Thursday night football is close to coming back into full swing, but before it does the Europa League qualifiers need to be negotiated.
Swansea already look certain to have reached the play-off round following their impressive 4-0 victory over Malmo at the Liberty Stadium in their third qualifying round first leg, but elsewhere across the continent there is still everything to play for in the second encounters.
There may still be plenty of steps that need to be taken before the Turin final in May, but our five team accumulator could ensure that there are celebrations long before that.
The Dutch club led the first leg in Romania until six minutes from time, and should have enough to see off their visitors at the GelreDome in the second clash. Vitesse made a winning start to their domestic league campaign at the weekend, whilst FCPP have only ever won once away in Europe in their history.
The Serbian club more commonly known as Red Star Belgrade conceded two quickfire goals in the first leg in the Ukraine, and they never really recovered. Back at their own Red Star Stadium they are a different proposition though, and they have lost just two of their last 11 there in Europe.
The Israelis conceded early on in Romania but recovered to score an away goal through Italian midfielder Sasha. Confidence will now come from the fact that Hapoel are unbeaten at home in this stage of the Europa League, winning 4-0 in both of the last two.
Lech Poznan slipped to a surprise 1-0 loss in the Lithuanian capital, but back at their Stadion Miejski home with their well-known fans they’ll be confident of overturning that deficit. The Poles have won their last seven at home in Europe, including against the likes of Manchester City and Braga.
Having won 1-0 in Luxembourg, the Norwegians will be confident of finishing off the job at home. They’ve lost just two of their last 12 Europa League home matches, whilst Differdange have won only three of 11 on the road.
A £10 accumulator on the above selections would return £162.16.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publication