ASTON VILLA will need to mount an epic Europa Conference League comeback tonight if they're to see off Olympiacos and reach their first European final since 1982.

Unai Emery's men were just evens with some firms to win the whole tournament heading into the first leg but they're now 4/1 outsiders at Bet365 after losing 4-2 at Villa Park.

Villa didn't play that badly but were caught out time and again on the break by the dangerous Greek side and keeper Emi Martinez was a big miss.

Boss Emery will be hoping the Argentine can return tonight but Olympiacos will get plenty of chances to kill off the tie as the Premier League team have no option but to go on the attack.

Olympiacos vs Aston Villa Top Betting Tips

The star of the show in the first leg was striker Ayoub El Kaabi as he helped himself to a hat-trick. I thought the Moroccan would be close to evens for a goal in the return but he's 21/10 at Bet365 while Paddy Power price him at 11/10 to either score or assist.

The first leg could have easily ended in a 5-5 draw and there should be more goals at both ends in Greece. Backing over 3.5 match strikes pays a best 7/5 with BetMGM.

I'm expecting the Greeks to have plenty of sights at goal as Villa leave gaps at the back. So the 7/4 on offer at Bet365 for a Villa keeper to make over 2.5 saves looks great value. It's not clear who will start between the sticks but Martinez and Robin Olsen are both available at 7/4.

Bayer Leverkusen vs Roma Top Betting Tips

Bayer Leverkusen fans must still be pinching themselves as their heroes close in on an Invincible treble. They still haven't lost a game at home or in Europe all season and lead Roma 2-0 heading into the second leg of their Europa League semi-final.

Paddy Power price Xabi Alonso's men at just 1/250 to reach the showpiece with Roma 25/1 shots to complete a remarkable comeback. The Serie A side need to go for it so I'm combining over 2.5 goals with BTTS at 6/5 with SkyBet.

Six yellows were flashed in the first leg and things could get out of hand again. Roma stopper Gianluca Mancini is a tempting 12/5 at BetMGM for a card while the Serie A side look good at -1 in the card handicap, which pays 13/8 (Bet365).

Atalanta vs Marseille Top Betting Tips

The other Europa League semi-final is on a knife edge with Atalanta and Marseille locked at 1-1 heading into the second leg in Italy.

Goals are usually guaranteed with Atalanta and it looked like we see a thriller when both sides scored inside 20 minutes of the first leg, But the scoring ended there and it has set things up nicely for the return.

The French side may play it a big more cagey away from home so I'm going to back Atalanta for corners. Betting on them at -2 in the corner handicap pays 11/10 at Bet365 while Unibet price over 6.5 Atalanta corners at 13/10.

Thursday's Football Tips: Super Singles

  • Emi Martinez/Robin Olsen over 2.5 saves 7/4 Bet365
  • Roma -1 card handicap 13/8 Bet365
  • Over 6.5 Atalanta corners 13/10 Unibet

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30 Comments
  1. elvis parsley 3 weeks ago

    🦉 NIGHT OWL 🦉

    Union Omaha
    V
    Sporting Kansas City
    01:00
    USA Open Cup 🇺🇸

    BTTS 21-20 UNIBET.

    David v Goliath stuff
    USA league one outfit v MLS Kansas.

    Omaha won this league last season, are top this season and are unbeaten at home for a year so fancy them to bet a consolation in a 1-2 defeat…..

    🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

    1-1 on 48 minutes 🇺🇸😁⚽

    24
    • Wibble 3 weeks ago

      On fire mate! Thank you!!

    • jamesylfc 3 weeks ago

      🤑🤑🤑

  2. noob gambler 3 weeks ago

    Single for today
    Hà Nội-viettel. Hà Nội to win@8/11

    Good luck all

    8
    • noob gambler 3 weeks ago

      Could be a good game for late goals. Anything after 70 minutes depending on stats and score line

      2
    • noob gambler 3 weeks ago

      Now 5/6 o1.5mgls

  3. noob gambler 3 weeks ago

    4 fold Acca
    Leobendorf btts
    Stromsgodset o2.5mgls
    Tvaakers o2.5mgls
    Al akhdoud-al Nassr. Al Nassr ht/ft
    Pays 6.7/1

    9
  4. cockerspaniel 3 weeks ago

    No joy with my red cards in Madrid LOSER
    Only 1 card in the match , bookies must have cleaned up on that market
    Well done all winners

  5. radu 3 weeks ago

    Leverkusen – Roma
    ⚽ Andrich & Xhaka 1+ shots & L’kusen to score @ 1.73 ⭐⭐⭐

    Atalanta – Marseille
    ⚽ Atalanta not to lose & Atalanta to score & Scamacca 1+SOT @ 1.70 ⭐⭐⭐

    Oly – Villa
    ⚽ Goal in both halves – yes & Oly to score @ 1.73 ⭐⭐⭐

    🍻

    2
  6. Deano86 3 weeks ago

    Silkeborg
    Stromsgodset
    Olympiacos

    Over 2.5 mgs treble 4.6/1 ,

    Goodluck all 👍

    3
  7. maccathered 3 weeks ago

    Egypt Division 2 Kick off 2.30pm
    Misr Lel Makasa v Dekernes
    Over 2.5 goals at 4/5 b365
    Over 3.5 goals at 2/1 Skybet
    Both teams to score at 1/1 Skybet
    Best of luck

    1
  8. Deano86 3 weeks ago

    Adding this one for tonights European games ,

    Atalanta 7+ team corners
    Olympiacos 10+ match corners
    Bayer Leverkusen vs Roma 50+ booking points ,

    Treble pays 7.66/1 ,

    Goodluck……….

  9. jamesylfc 3 weeks ago

    No joy with the Night Owl, Sao Paulo came good but Fortaleza were thrased away in Bolivia. ❌️

    🇦🇲 PYUNIK v FC VAN
    🇫🇮 JAZZ v TURKU
    🇸🇪 FRISKA VILJOR v ASSYRISKA

    ▫️O2.5 Match Goals Treble
    ▪️2.05/1, William Hill

    All games kick off in ten minutes! 👍
    Good luck today with your bets.

    2
    • Wibble 3 weeks ago

      Jazz gonna let the bet down

    • Wibble 3 weeks ago

      What a surprise. Shit houses

      1
    • jamesylfc 3 weeks ago

      Was looking good early doors too 👎

  10. cockerspaniel 3 weeks ago

    Persevering with red cards tonight . Red card at
    Leverkusen v Roma 4/1
    Atalanta v Marseille 4/1
    Olympiakos v A. Villa 9/2
    3 x doubles and a treble
    All 3 up pays around 214/1 Hills

    2
  11. Baggy6870 3 weeks ago

    Belgian Cup
    Union SG v Antwerp 14.30
    Over 2.5 Goals.. 5/4 NAP
    Over 3.5 Goals.. 10/3 NB
    BET365……. 🤞

    1
  12. goalden oldie 3 weeks ago

    Yesterdays bet Won at 5/4

    13
  13. noob gambler 3 weeks ago

    Hà Nội to win@8/11❌
    Goal after the 75th minute@5/6✅
    Slightly down but better than 2 losers

    1
  14. jamesylfc 3 weeks ago

    ❌️ Goals galore in two games, let down by the Finnish game which was one goal short. 👎

    One more bet for today.

    🇫🇮 HAKA JUNIORIT v FC INTER II
    ▫️O3.5 Match Goals
    🇶🇦 AL-WAKRAH v MUAITHER
    ▫️O2.5 Match Goals

    ▪️Double
    ▪️1.51/1, William Hill

    Good luck tonight. 👍

    1
  15. elvis parsley 3 weeks ago

    Liverpool 🇺🇾
    V
    Palmeiras 🇧🇷
    23:00
    Copa Libertadores

    Liverpool to score EVENS (HILLS) NAP ⚽
    BTTS 27-20 (UNIBET) NB
    side bet
    BTTS and over 2.5 goals 11-5 (HILLS)

    Huge gulf in class and a longshot but so was the reverse fixture which ended palmeiras 3 Liverpool 1.

    Liverpool also beat argies San Lorenzo here 1-0 and drew here 1-1 with independente del valle of Ecuador, a team who won the Copa sudamerica in 2019 and 2022.
    Palmeiras conceded away to both del valle and San Lorenzo in this season’s copa.

    Liverpool like scoring goals.
    Liverpool scored in their last 22 games.
    15 of their last 16 games saw BTTS.
    Liverpool scored in their last 14 home games.
    Liverpool scored in 21/22 home games.

    Liverpool have everything to play for as they are in contention for a top 2 spot but I fear palmeiras and del valle will fill those spots but 3rd drops them into the Copa sudamerica, bit like the failures in the European champions league being given a second chance by finishing 3rd in a 4 team group 😂.

    I fear it won’t be today though as a palmeiras win almost guarantees them a top 2 spot.

    If palmeiras are in the mood they could win this 3 or 4-0 but hoping Liverpool keep up their habit of notching at himem
    Prediction palmeiras BTTS and win 2-1 or 3-1

    6
  16. PD50 3 weeks ago

    Bayer Leverkusen v Roma
    Over 5 Bayer corners 4/5
    Over 6 Bayer corners 11/8
    Over 7 Bayer corners 9/4
    With Bet365
    Bayer Leverkusen’s last 12 corner count at home reads: 5, 7, 10, 8, 9, 13, 9, 11, 4, 8, 8, 8. Hopefully they don’t score an early goal!

    Olympiakos v Aston Villa
    Olympiakos registered four corners at Villa Park so backing them to match that at home. 6/4 Sky

    Good luck if you follow.

    3
  17. dc john boy 3 weeks ago

    Atalanta over 1.5tgs
    Olympiakos btts

    Double 19/10

    Scamacca
    Watkins

    Ags double 6/1

    Good luck

    1
    • dc john boy 3 weeks ago

      Lost

  18. noob gambler 3 weeks ago

    4 fold Acca
    Leobendorf btts❌
    Stromsgodset o2.5mgls✅
    Tvaakers o2.5mgls✅
    Al akhdoud-al Nassr. Al Nassr ht/ft
    Pays 6.7/1
    With al nassr 2-0 up in 15 minutes I’m saying I was one away goal short of the win.
    Well done any winners today

    5
  19. jamesylfc 3 weeks ago

    🇫🇮 HAKA JUNIORIT v FC INTER II
    ▫️O3.5 Match Goals
    🇶🇦 AL-WAKRAH v MUAITHER
    ▫️O2.5 Match Goals

    ▪️Double
    ▪️1.51/1, William Hill

    ✅️
    Had gave up hope on this one with it still being 0-0 in Finland until the 70th minute, ended up 0-4!
    2-2 in the game in Qatar.

    4
  20. noob gambler 3 weeks ago

    Early single for tomorrow.
    B93-koge btts+o2.5@evens

    1
  21. radu 3 weeks ago

    🚴‍♂️ Cycling 🚴‍♂️
    ===========
    Il Giro – Stage 6

    To win
    🚴‍♂️ Pogacar T. @ 4.50 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ❌
    🚴‍♂️ Schachmann M. @ 20.00 ⭐ ❌
    🚴‍♂️ Thomas G. @ 41.00 ⭐ ❌

    Top 3
    🚴‍♂️ Schachmann M. @ 6.00 ⭐ ❌
    🚴‍♂️ Thomas G. @ 13.00 ⭐⭐ ❌

  22. radu 3 weeks ago

    Leverkusen – Roma
    ⚽ Andrich & Xhaka 1+ shots & L’kusen to score @ 1.73 ⭐⭐⭐ ✅

    Atalanta – Marseille
    ⚽ Atalanta not to lose & Atalanta to score & Scamacca 1+SOT @ 1.70 ⭐⭐⭐ ❌

    Oly – Villa
    ⚽ Goal in both halves – yes & Oly to score @ 1.73 ⭐⭐⭐ ✅

    🍻

    2

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