Eight teams will attempt to take another step closer to Gdańsk this evening as the quarter-finals of the Europa League commence.
Man Utd are 6/4 favourites to lift the trophy, in part thanks to their draw against mid-table La Liga side Granada, but the winners of Ajax's tie with Roma would lie in wait for United should they progress.
But first they must dispose of the Spaniards and are short enough at 4/7 to win on Thursday. Granada boast a decent home record in La Liga, only the top four in the table have collected more points at home so it might not be a walk in the park for the Red Devils but they should have too much about them and SlipsTips certainly seems to think so in his match preview where he's found a 5/6 angle which relies on them winning.
Arsenal's visitors Slavia Prague will be aiming to knock out British opposition for the third round in a row after putting paid to Leicester and Rangers' European aspirations. Both victories relied on the Czech's winning their second legs away from home but this time they travel to the Emirates for a first leg showdown.
The Gunners will be without the increasingly influential Kieran Tierney as well as David Luiz and Martin Odegaard but there's no doubt they need to go for it here. The Europa League represents Arsenal's best chance to quaify for next season's Champions League and will be desperate to to take a lead in to the second leg next week.
Slavia have already demonstrated how dangerous they can be away from home and can get themselves on the scoresheet. Both teams to score appeals at 21/20 and KevMac agrees in his match preview.
Thursday's other two Europa League matches have been previewed by Mark Walker so don't miss those below;
Thursday's Match Previews & Tips
- KevMac's Thursday Bets: No Pain in Spain for United
- Today's Acca Tips: Thursday's 5/1 Footy Accumulator
- Thu 8.00pm: Dinamo Zagreb v Villarreal Preview & Tips
- Thu 8.00pm: Granada v Man Utd Preview & Tips
- Thu 8.00pm: Ajax v Roma Preview & Tips
- Thu 8.00pm: Arsenal v Slavia Prague Preview & Tips
- Fri 7.45pm: Watford v Reading Preview & Tips
- Fri 8.00pm: FC Metz v Lille Preview & Tips
Thursday's Racing Tips
Alan Thomson fancies the Irish to make a quick start at Aintree on Thursday in his daily thread while we've a fantastic Podcast for the Grand National Festival courtesy of Gambla with our own Voice of Value and Jim Delahunt which is not to be missed.
- Racing tips: Militant on the march at Aintree
- The Voice of Value: Thursday Aintree Tips
- Grand National Festival Podcast with Voice of Value & Jim Delahunt
2021 Masters Betting Tips
It's here! The Caddy has studied and field, poured over the form and analysed the trends and presents his top picks for this year's Masters Tournament at Augusta. Will Dustin Johnson repeat his feat of less than six month's ago and retain the green jacket? Or has Jordan Spieth timed his run of form to perfection for another tilt at Augusta? Or will an outsider emerge to claim a first major victory and buck the trends? All the drama will unfold before our eyes from Thursday to Sunday do don't miss the Caddy's advice on where your money should be this weekend;
Our ever-popular Masters Fantasy Competition is now live too, with £100 in free bets to be won if your threesome scores the lowest aggregate total.
Grand National Charity Sweepstake
Saturday will see the 173rd running of the Grand National and since it's highly unlikely you'll be able to enter the usual office sweepstake you're invited to enter our Charity competition where we're aiming to raise £200 for good causes in memory of Mr Fixit. Click the link below to find out how to take part;
Good luck with all your bets on Thursday!