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Thursday’s Europa League Tips – 13th October

I’m not going to pull any punches with last week’s set of Europa League tips, I was really disappointed in how they turned out and that was despite initially the games getting off to a decent start for me.

As such, I am looking for a much better showing this week in the Europa League in the return set of games taking place this week on Thursday night.

England’s two representatives in the tournament, Arsenal and Manchester United face games against Bodo Glimt and Omonia Nicosia respectively, with the Gunners heading north of the Arctic Circle for their match in what will be as much a battle against the elements as it will the Norwegians.

Other big games include the return game between Real Betis and Roma, fresh from Betis’ impressive win in Italy despite going a goal down to Jose Mourinho’s side, while one of the surprise packages in the tournament, Union Saint-Gilloise could earn a place in the knockout phase with another win over Braga.

In Manchester United’s group, a win for Sociedad over Sheriff would ensure that they progress into the knockout stage, while if Manchester United also land a victory then they would only need a point or so to ensure that they qualify from the group.

There’s plenty to look forward to on what could be a pivotal Thursday night’s action in the Europa League, so let’s take a look at the games I have tipped for this week.

Europa League Acca – Thu 13th October

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Bet Analysis: Thursday 13th October

Bodo Glimt v Arsenal – Away Win

Arsenal have a long way to go for this game, into the Arctic Circle, and it is worth remembering that Bodo Glimt did beat AS Roma 6-1 at home last season in the group stage and also 2-1 in the quarter finals, so they are certainly not weak opponents. However, Arsenal showed in the first game between the two that even with a weaker side, they have the beating of the Norwegian side. I do expect this game to be much closer and I was tempted to give the Norwegians a chance of a draw initially but on consulting the form of both teams and how Arsenal have done against other Norwegian opponents, I think that the Gunners will do just enough to claim the win to put them on the bring of qualifying from the group.

Real Betis v AS Roma – Home Win

Last week, I tipped Roma to win this game, ostensibly because I know how hard Jose Mourinho likes to make it for teams to beat his team, especially at home and when the Italians took the lead, I felt that my tip would come in. However, this Betis side have been very strong this season and they have impressed domestically in La Liga with their resilience and they showed that in claiming a 2-1 win. Roma also had Zainolo sent off late in the game and he will be a big miss in this match. Betis know a win here would confirm their place in the knockout phase and put Roma in a very tricky spot and with home advantage, I think that they will do precisely that and claim another narrow win here.

Manchester United v Omonia Nicosia – Home Win

Last week, Manchester United were given a real fright by Omonia as they were forced to come from a goal down and then conceded a late goal to make it 2-3 and they then endured a worrying final few minutes before claiming the win. However, at home, I would expect United to have a much more comfortable evening here as the odds suggest. I’m still not sold on United being back to some semblance of a decent team. Their results have improved but performances still leave a lot to be desired in my view. That said, this is a game that United should still win very comfortably and I am backing them to do so and in truth, if they don’t plenty of questions will be asked.

Trabzonspor v AS Monaco – Draw

AS Monaco’s best results this season have come away from home and they have conceded just two goals in this group, which has seen a total of 19 goals scored by the four teams. Trabzonspor have seen a player sent off in each of their three games in the tournament so far this season, two of their own in that group, and despite being able to score goals, they are shipping them at the other end. I think Monaco have enough defensive quality keep themselves in this game and then also have enough to push forward and hit their opponents on the counter attack to score a goal or two which I feel should be enough for the French side to land a draw from the game.

Dean Wyatt

Author: Dean Wyatt

Dean Wyatt is the founder and editor here at Acca Nation. He’s been betting sports for over 20 years and is a profitable sports trader on the exchanges.

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