24th of September, Thursday Europa League Accumulator
There’s 34 Europa League matches to get stuck into tonight, more than enough for an acca right?
I’ve picked out 4 selections for my 9/1 Thursday accumulator, load them directly into your betslip by clicking here. Enter your stake in the ‘4 folds’ box and hit ‘Place bet’.
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As always I’ve done all of the digging into tonight’s matches so that you don’t have to. Please read my reasons before deciding for yourself whether or not you want to back the bet or make some changes to it:
Rostov vs Maccabi Haifa
First up in my acca, I’ll be backing Russian side Rostov to beat Israeli side Maccabi Haifa.
- Rostov are unbeaten in their last 4 matches where they have been very efficient by managing to keep 3 clean sheets during that run in the league. They suffered a couple of defeats last month but they came against Zenit and Dinamo Moscow, a couple of the strongest clubs in the country. Rostov are unbeaten since.
- Rostov haven’t played in the Europa League since 2017. However, during that year, the held Manchester United to a 0-0 draw at home. I’m not reading too much into that because the relevance is low, although it does suggest that the trip to Russia is far from an easy one.
- My research has found that Rostov are nicknamed ‘The Tough Guys’, and when you look at the fans and club as a whole, it’s quite hard to disagree.
- Maccabi Haifa are in good form and have already picked up a couple of Europa League wins during qualification, however the level of opposition has been pretty poor. They are on a run of 5 consecutive matches without a clean sheet, so Rostov can look to exploit that.
- Maccabi Haifa have never travelled well in the Europa League historically. From 25 matches on the road, they’ve only ever picked up 4 wins.
- I’ve done my digging into the Rostov side and a player who may be of interest is 27-year-old Japanese player Kento Hashimoto. It’s unclear whether or not he’ll start, but he has scored 2 goals in 6 appearances from a deep-laying midfield position. That also makes him the team’s top goalscorer.
Mura vs PSV
Next up, we’re looking for 3 or more goals to be scored in the match between Mura and PSV.
- Mura have played 2 Europa League matches so far and have won both. The first being a 4-0 win in Estonia and that was followed up with a 3-0 win over Danish side AGF.
- Mura are yet to concede in the league and the same goes with the Europa League. Those statistics will surely come to an end with PSV arriving on their doorstep. They’re the superior club and are the 1/3 favourites as I’m writing this.
- PSV have played 2 Eredivisie matches so far, and both matches saw over 2.5 goals scored. They began the campaign with a 3-1 win over Groningen, and then they were 2-1 winners over Emmen at the weekend which we were watching closely as PSV bagged a 94th minute winner.
- 18-year-old Englishman Noni Madueke has had a bright start to the season, he’s registered a goal and a couple of assists in his first couple of appearances. Donyell Malen is another youngster to keep an eye on, and he featured in my write-up over the weekend.
- The threats for Mura are Andrija Filipovic who has scored 4 in 2 thus far. As well as Amadej Marosa, a centre-forward who scored a 95th minute goal against AGF in the last round.
Galatasaray vs Hajduk Split
- Galatasaray are in great form. They’ve played 3 games in all competitions so far this season, they’ve won all 3, scoring 8 goals in the process.
- We backed them to win last week in the previous round of Europa League qualifying and they were comfortable 3-1 winners over FK Netfci, and that was on their travels to Azerbaijan.
- Galatasaray is a really tough place to go and play. As far as the Turkish Super Lig goes, they’ve suffered just 2 defeats at home dating all the way back to October 2018.
- Senegalese forward Mbaye Diagne scored a brace against Neftci in the previous round, he might be one to have an impact again. Galatasaray also have plenty of experience within their ranks, they’ve got Radamel Falcao, Ryan Babel and Younes Belhanda.
- Hajduk have had a relatively decent start to the season with 2 wins, a draw and a loss. They’re third in the Croatian top flight but 6 points behind the leading pair. It was a 1-0 win for them in the last round, but against Macedonian side Renova who are hardly a name you’ll remember after you stop reading this.
- In last season’s Europa League, Hajduk Split were beaten 3-1 at home by Maltese side Gzira United. Their results in European competitions have been very inconsistent over the years, and this trip to a motivated Galatasaray is a serious task on their hands.
LASK Linz vs Dunajska Streda
And for the final selection, we’ll need a few goals to be scored in the match in Austria.
- 5 of LASK’s last 7 home matches in the Europa League have seen 3 or more goals scored.
- LASK have played 2 domestic matches so far and they’ve scored in both. They shouldn’t have a hard time scoring tonight but I think there’s an extremely likelihood of them conceding themselves. Dunajska have scored 12 goals across their last 3.
- Keep an eye on LASK forwards Marko Raguz and Andreas Gruber. They’ve both scored 2 goals in 3 appearances so far (League and Cup), and they can add another competition to their records here.
- In the previous round, Dunajska Streda played Czech side Jablonec and the match ended 3-3, and went on to finish 5-3 after extra time! Goals galore would be an understatement.
- Dunajska Streda have won their last 9 matches in a row if you include the Europa League triumph over Jablonec. 8 of those matches saw over 2.5 goals, I know we can’t read to much into the Slovakian Super Liga but they’ve also been doing pretty well in European qualifying. A 2-0 win over Icelandic side FH, and then 3 goals scored in the last round. Both LASK and Dunajska scoring in a goal fest on Thursday night looks a great shout.
- Eric Ramirez, remember the name. A 21-year-old Venezuelan up front for the Slovakian side. Domestically he has scored 4 goals in 7 matches with a couple of assists alongside. In the Europa League he has a goal and an assist across 2 outings so far. Also take note of Marko Divkovic, he’s record 6 goals in 9 appearances as well as 4 assists.
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