WE move from the Champions League to the Europa League and let’s hope the games are more exciting than last night.
Most punters lost out on the Barcelona v Juventus match as the Spanish side were unable to lay a glove on the tough Italians while Monaco hardly broke sweat as they completed a 6-3 aggregate win against Borussia Dortmund.
At least there were goals in Monaco. I tipped over 2.5 in both quarter-finals so that double was obliterated. My Super Single in the Daily Record was over 3.5 goals in Monaco and I wish I’d put that up.
In the Europa League it’s Man United v Anderlecht, Gent v Celta Vigo, Besiktas v Lyon and Schalke v Ajax.
United outplayed the Belgians aways but late sloppiness meant they had to settle for a 1-1 draw. On Sunday Jose Mourinho’s men put on their best display of the season to beat Chelsea and should win tonight although they’re short price.
Zlatan Ibrahmovic is likely to start after being rested against Chelsea and is 13-5 at McBookie to score first.
Celta Vigo have been of the surprise teams of the tournament as have hosts Genk. The Spaniards won 3-2 a home and while it’s a precarious lead they can get a result in Belgium.
Celta won at Shakhtar Donetsk after losing at home and also at Krasnodar. Players were rested at Granada on Sunday but they still came away with a 3-0 win.
Striker John Guidetti is expected to be fit and dangerman Iago Aspas returns. Consider Aspas to score at 28-17 with 888sport and Celta draw no bet at 39-40 with the same firm.
Besiktas trail Lyon 2-1 but the Turks have also been impressive and should be able to overturn the deficit. A 1-0 win would be enough to take them through and I’m tempted by them to qualify at 9-4 with McBookie.
Schalke will struggle to overcome the 2-0 lead Ajax take to Germany and by all accounts it should have been a heavier defeat. They followed that by losing 2-1 to rock-bottom Darmstadt and are low on confidence after one win in five and two in six at home.
Ajax could avoid defeat here or even nick a win at a best 16-5 with Betfair.
Having looked at the games I’ve put my two best bets up as a double
2pts Daily Double
Besiktas not to lose (8.05pm)
Celta Vigo draw no bet (8.05pm)
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