The Europa League group phase comes to its conclusion on Thursday and we’re looking to celebrate by bashing the bookies with this BTTS treble.
We’re backing the following three games to all end with both teams on the scoresheet and are hopeful of scoring a fantastic 5/1 winner at BetVictor.
Or you could add an extra two selections to qualify for BetVictor’s ‘Back of the Net’ acca insurance.
Red Bull Salzburg V Astra Giurgiu . 6PM
Our first selection comes from Group D and we’re backing Red Bull Salzburg to continue their penchant for goals as they take on Astra Giurgiu.
The Austrians have both scored and conceded in all five Europa League games so far, netting 16 whilst shipping seven at the back. That run of four straight wins has seen them top the group with a game to spare, but there is no doubt that Jonathan Soriano and co will be looking for goals against the Romanians.
However, the fact they’ve already qualified could lead to them losing concentration at the back and the visitors will be aiming to take advantage of this. The Romanians can’t qualify but victory in Austria would still be viewed as a fantastic achievement and that should serve as a huge incentive.
Red Bull Salzburg will be fully expected to make it five wins on the spin, but the visitors can get on the target too.
BTTS Yes @ Evens with BetVictor
Lille V Wolfsburg. 8:05PM
Everton have already qualified as Group H winners but second place is still up for grabs as Wolfsburg face Lille.
The Bundesliga side are in pole position but the French hosts could pip them to the post with a big win here. That will force Rene Girard’s men to adopt an attacking philosophy, which could also leave gaps in their defence. That should be the perfect recipe for goals.
These sides shared a 1-1 draw at the Volkswagen Arena. Lille might have only scored three goals in the competition so far, but Wolfsburg have let in 10 so there is no reason the hosts can’t be confident.
However, even if Lille do score, their chances would be dashed by an away goal and we think the Germans will seal their place in the last 32.
BTTS Yes @ 5/6 with BetVictor
Young Boys V Sparta Prague. 8:05PM
Group I is delicately poised with three teams still fighting for qualification to the last 32 and the clash between Young Boys and Sparta Prague has all the makings of a classic.
It is the Czech visitors that sit a point ahead heading into this fixture but home advantage could give Young Boys the extra edge here. Sparta claimed a 3-1 win in the reverse meeting and we’re expecting plenty of goals in Switzerland too.
The two teams have each scored 11 goals from five matches and both possess a number of attacking stars capable of producing magic here. Neither side can afford to sit back in this one and that should hopefully lend to an end-to-end showdown.
This clash at the Stade de Suisse is arguably the most mouth-watering of all games on Thursday. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for a classic.
BTTS Yes @ 7/10 with BetVictor
A £10 treble pays £62.33 with BetVictor