Europa Conference League betting tips: Linfield can take foot off the gas
Europa Conference League betting tips and odds
There are 51 Europa Conference League qualifiers taking place on Thursday and we have three previews involving sides from Belfast and Dublin.
Larne caused the biggest shock of the first leg by defeating Aarhus 2-1 at a raucous Inver Park and they are big underdogs at 9/1 to win the second leg.
A clash with Portuguese outfit Pacos de Ferreira awaits the winner so let’s look at the latest markets and odds in our Europa Conference League betting tips.
Aarhus v Larne
A scruffy goal from David McDaid and a powerful Dean Jarvis header helped secure a stunning 2-1 victory over Aarhus, who finished fourth in the Danish top flight last season.
However, the Northern Irish side were left to rue a blunder from keeper Rohan Ferguson, who failed to collect a routine cross from Alexander Ammitzboll five minutes from time to give the Danish side a lifeline.
Borac Banja Luka v Linfield
Fellow Northern Irish side Linfield also enjoyed an excellent night in the Europa Conference League.
They ran out comfortable 4-0 winners against Bosnia-Herzegovinian champions Borac Banja Luka, who became the first victims of the abolition of the away goals rule in Champions League qualifying as they were eliminated by Cluj.
However, the tie is nowhere near as close as the match against the Romanians as goals from Michael Newberry, Christy Manzinga, captain Jamie Mulgrew and Jimmy Callacher sealed victory for David Healy’s men at Windsor Park.
Linfield are 9/2 to win the second leg but Borac Banja Luka improved in the second half when they switched from a 4-4-2 to a 4-4-3 and they can be backed at 4/9 to beat the visitors while a draw and goals at both ends is available at 4/1.
With the tie almost in the bag, Linfield are unlikely to make all the running so we 11/8 go on under 2.5 goals.
Bohemians v Dudelange
Irish side Bohemians enjoyed a superb 1-0 victory in the first leg at Dudelange, who had qualified for the group stage of the Europa League in the previous two seasons.
The Luxembourg side finished bottom of the group on both occasions but they drew with Real Betis in the 2018-19 campaign and took four points off APOEL and Qarabag away from home the following term.
Bohemians are more than halfway through their season and stand in fourth place so their superior fitness is likely to be an advantage once again and they are 29/20 to win and under 3.5 goals again.
With a capacity 8,000 crowd cheering them on in Dublin, Bohemians are 19/10 to win to nil or 6/1 for another 1-0 victory.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication