IT was close but no cigar for Jordan last night whose scorer pick Ola Kamara just missed out in the MLS.
Jordan says: “His closest attempt was a free-kick that just went over the bar late on and RSL failed to score in Vancouver despite controlling the stats sheet.
“July has been tough for me but after seeing the line-up I am hoping I can get some returns back. Last year I backed against this side in these Europa League stages against Slovan Bratislava where they lost by a 9-0 aggregate. It was 6-0 at home but only 3-0 in Bratislava.
“College Europa are the side and they are facing Swedish giants AIK in Stockholm. AIK rank 176th in Europe, with Europa 455th out of 456. Two places lower than Lincoln Red Imps!
“They were beaten 2-1 last week by 310th-ranked Armenian side Pyunik and last year’s opponents Bratislava are ranked 178th so very close to the Swedish.
“The fairly strong line-up should lead us to goals and maybe a tie ending home win for AIK. Strandberg, their top scorer is on the bench, but players such as Hauksson, Isak and Ishizaki all start and they have three goals apiece in the Allsvenskan this season. Europa FC are playing a 4-3-1-2 so should see plenty off efforts for the Swedes.
“AIK 3-0 pays 6-1 at Paddy Power and 4-0 is 15-2. Realistic outcomes barring a Celtic.”
AIK Over 2.5 Team Goals (6pm)
– 10 points