Seeley’s Selections – Europa League Previews
Four Europa League matches on Thursday and not a British team in sight.
The BoyleSports odds compilers will say thats a bad thing as turn-over will suffer, but increase the turnover by having some bets as I think there is some great value to be had on Thursday night.
Sevilla v Zenit St.Petersburg:
The first game offers me the best bet out of the four and it’s the 4/6 with BoyleSports on Sevilla to beat Zenit.
Russian sides are never the best of travellers and this lot arrive in the south of Spain without Domenico Criscito, Igor Smolnikov, Danny & Hulk and without go any chance they have of a 9/2 win.
Sevilla are a club with a great tradition in this competition and with five wins in their last five matches in the Europa League they are going for it again and I believe they will be far too strong in every department for the Russians.
Zenit aren’t the most entertaining on their European travels and have only conceded three goals in their last five Europa League away games; the game-plan will be to keep it tight with all their missing faces.
Sevilla will win, and I can’t see them conceding; a win to nil at 13/8 for the Spanish giants looks a fair alternative to the odds on just to win outright and for a correct score, a 2-0 home success looks the most appealing at the 13/2 with BoyleSports.
Sevilla To Win @ 4/6
Sevilla To Win To Nil @ 13/8
Correct Score Sevilla 2-0 @ 13/2
Wolfsburg v Napoli
The glamour tie of the round comes from Germany were Bundesliga high-flyers Wolfsburg try to justify their BoyleSports 7/2 Europa League favourites tag with a home tie against European veterans Napoli.
Wolfsburg have been the surprise package in European football this season and there is a lot to like about them in this one as well at BoyleSports offer of 4/5.
The Germans have lost just once in their last 23 games and score goals for fun with the majority of them from one of the hottest properties in European football Bas Dost and the 10/3 on the Dutchman opening the scoring again in this one is worth taking.
Many will look at the 10/3 on Napoli and be tempted – don’t. They are hopeless away from home and haven’t won in their last five away games in this competition.
I have a feeling the tie could be over before they get back to southern Italy and a 3-0 home win at 12/1 with BoyleSports is what I like.
Wolfsburg To Win @ 4/5
Bas Dost First Goalscorer @ 10/3
Correct Score Wolfsburg 3-0 @ 12/1
The other two matches aren’t the best for betting purposes:
The clash between Dynamo Kiev and Fiorentina in the Ukraine is a tough one to find a winner, so I won’t even try, but both have entertained in this competition so far and 20/23 on both teams to score and the 6/5 on over 2.5 goals in the game both markets look appealing.
The final game is between the two weakest sides left in this years Europa League and the occasion could get to both Bruges and Dnipro and this isn’t going to be pretty.
Dinpro have kept seven clean sheets in their last nine games and with a unlikely place in the semi-finals of a European Cup at stake for either side this could be a tight one and no goalscorer in the match at 7/1 with BoyleSports looks a sensible bet.