HUGE Europa League card today, it's a bit of minefield and so difficult to suss out.
Matches are either really evenly balanced or a complete mismatch and it's hard to find value
I’m going to focus on the Scottish teams in action – all three clubs have really tough matches and it would be great if they can get a result.
Abderdeen have the toughest test at Home to Burnley, this will be both sides' first game of the season and the Dons should be that little bit sharper having returned earlier.
However, a team that finishes in the top seven of the the EPL will be tough to beat so can see why so many people fancy the Turf Moor men to edge this.
Aberdeen v Burnely
Osijek v Rangers
Hibs v Asteras Tripolis
All three kick off at 7.45 – there is a strong case for over 2.5 goals in the Hibs game given they managed to concede 5 goals against a mob from the Faroes, yet are very strong going forwward with Kamberi leading the line.
Going to pay it safer though and go for a no-thrills over 1.5 match goals treble. Hibs game should land with ease and if Rangers can find their shooting boots BTTS looks likely.
The biggest gamble is the Aberdeen game but with a sold-out Pittodrie, there should be a terrific atmosphere.
Interesting to see how Burnely fare – rememeber West Ham got eliminated not too long ago against opposition much weaker than Aberdeen. EPL teams are not used to July competitive football.
- Back over 1.5 match goals treble
- (2-1, ) (NAP)