Stoke prepare for their first European home game since 1974 tonight against Hajduk Split and buoyed on by the fans at the Britannia Stadium, they can ensure that one leg of our Europa League accumulator is successful.
The first legs of the Europa League third qualifying round matches take place tonight, with Stoke’s odds being 4/7 to beat Hajduk Split.
Elsewhere, two Irish sides remain in the draw, but both St Patrick’s Athletic and Sligo Rovers are unlikely to leave with anything from their trips to the Ukraine to face Karpaty Lviv and Vorskla Poltava respectively.
In total we have picked 11 winners from tonight’s 34 games, with only two of the predictions on teams who are odds-against to win their respective matches.
These are PAOK to win away at Valerenga at Europa League odds of 6/5 and Brondby to also claim victory on their travels, at SV Ried at 6/4.
Valerenga are only currently sitting in mid-table in the Norwegian League and lost at home to PAOK in the Europa League two years ago.
Meanwhile, Austrians SV Ried have failed to win any of their five games so far this season both domestically and in friendlies, with Brondby also having the better European pedigree.
Karpaty Lviv to beat St Patrick’s Athletic @ 1/8
Vorskla Poltava to beat Sligo Rovers @ 1/8
Club Brugge to beat Karabakh @ 1/5
Sparta Prague to beat Sarajevo @ 1/4
Salzburg to beat Senica @ 1/3
AZ Alkmaar to beat Jablonec @ 4/11
Rennes to beat Metallurg Rustavi @ 2/5
Young Boys to beat Westerlo @ 4/9
Stoke to beat Hajduk Split @ 4/7
PAOK to beat Valerenga @ 6/5
Brondyb to beat SV Ried @ 6/4