SCOTTISH sides often last just 180 minutes in Europe – but this season Motherwell and Aberdeen are trying to avoid falling after just 90.
Covid restrictions mean all the effort to qualify could be over in one game but the Premiership duo are hot favourites to see off Glentoran and Runavik respectively.
The likes of Killie and Hibs have been embarrassed in recent seasons and defeat for either would be right up there on the Richter scale of red faces.
A double on Well and the Dons on Thursday pays just 1-5 so layers are backing them.
I'd be more concerned about a Fir Park side who have started with two points and two goals from five games.
Goals have dried up for Stephen Robinson's men who have lost five European ties on the spin and are without a victory since seeing off Aalesund in 2010.
Glentoran edged past Torshavn of the Faroes in the last round but could suffer through a lack of action.
I'm backing Well but I can't see a goalfest and Well and under 3.5 goals could be the best at evens with McBookie.
Well & under 3.5 goals could be the best bet at evens with McBookie.
Goals have been in short supply so Robbo could turn to Chris Long, who netted 11 times last term, and he is 5-6 to net and 7-2 to break the deadlock.
Derek McInnes' Aberdeen have been in decent form and shouldn't have too many problems against the Faroe Islanders.
Runavik dumped Barry Town 5-1 but I'm backing the Dons -1.5 Asian at 1-2 with McBookie.
Scott Wright netted at the weekend and is 11-8 with McBookie to strike again.
Elsewhere finding value is difficult with short-priced sides and plenty of teams in action I've never heard of.
For many times it will be their first competitive action for months and that adds to the doubts.
There's not a lot of reasoning for my treble but I've picked three favourites at OK prices.
Malmo should take care Cracovia Krakow at home and I'm on Beitar Jerusalem at Albanians Teuta. Complete the treble with Alashkert at home to North Macedonia.
- Motherwell & under 3.5 goals
- Aberdeen -1.5 Asian
- (3-1, McBookie)
- Beitar (3.30pm)
- Alashkert (5pm)
- Malmo (6pm)
- (7-2, bet365)