Europa League accumulator: Inter and Tottenham top the bill

With the fanfare dying down from another week of thrilling Champions League action it’s time to once again return to the ugly sister of Europe’s premier cup competition   – the Europa League.

Our latest accumulator effort focuses on the 8:05pm kick-offs with a fivefold featuring some big names in the form of Inter Milan and Tottenham Hotspur, both of whom are being backed for comfortable home wins.

Torino and Villarreal also make our list of home bankers, with Salzburg the only away side picked with the Red Bull-backed outfit visiting competition whipping boys Astra.

Available as part of a 5/1 fivefold, the odds may not be pretty but a return looks likely, given the gulf in competition between the teams involved – read on for all the details on each match.

Salzburg to beat Astra Giurgiu @ 2/3

Salzburg impressed in their 2-2 draw with Celtic last time out in this competition and, fresh from an important 2-1 win away at Rapid Wien in the Austrian Bundesliga, should have enough to see off an Astra team that lost 5-1 to Dinamo Zagreb on their Europa League debut.

Inter Milan to beat Karabakh @ 2/9

Among the current favourites to win the competition, Inter suffered Serie A humiliation with a 4-1 loss at home to bottom club Cagliari on Sunday, and will be out to make amends when Karabakh visit. With the Nerazzurri previously dispatching Dnipro 1-0 away, a San Siro win looks likely.

Torino to beat FC Copenhagen @ 8/13

After picking up a point away at Club Brugge, Torino will be confident of making home advantage count against a Copenhagen outfit that has won just one of their seven competitive away games. By contrast, il Toro have lost one from their last 10 at the Stadio Olimpico di Torino.

Tottenham to beat Besiktas @ 4/7

Spurs beat Besiktas 2-0 the last time these two met at White Hart Lane and there is little to suggest a similar result won’t play out, with Tottenham winning 10 of their last 12 home games in the Europa League while the Turkish giants have lost six of their last eight away games in the competition.

Villarreal to beat Apollon Limassol @ 5/23

The Yellow Submarine resurfaced to rescue a draw late on against Borussia Monchengladbach two weeks ago and now back at Camp El Madrigal they should have enough to sink an Apollon side that left it late to sink FC Zurich last time out in an edgy 3-2 win. Villarreal are simply too strong

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Jack Beresford

Jack Beresford is a content writer with over five years of experience in writing about sport and betting, including a two-year spell with Axonn Media. Contributes articles to HereIsTheCity and Lad Bible, while previous credits include Bwin, FTB Pro, Bleacher Report and the QBE rugby. Avid follower of tennis, rugby union, motorsport and football, Jack also writes about poker for alongside Guardian journalist Dominic Wells.