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Europa League: Another easy ride for the Hammers, but there’s still value to be had in the 2nd legs

07 Jul | BY Betway | MIN READ TIME |
Europa League: Another easy ride for the Hammers, but there’s still value to be had in the 2nd legs

While West Ham can expect another stroll, other ties remain more in the balance and European experience could prove crucial...

1/33 – West Ham to beat Lusitanos

Newly appointed Slaven Bilic will have been pleased with the ease in which his team overcame their Andorran opponents in the first leg, and the Hammers should have little problems again in the return fixture. An absolute sure-fire to give your coupon a little extra boost.


1/6 – Aberdeen to beat Shkendija

The Dons failed to get what was expected to be an easy victory for them last week when held to a 0-0 home draw, and Derek McInnes will be taking no chances this time round in ensuring he avoids a humbling at the hands of the Macedonian minnows.


5/2 – Newtown and Valletta to draw

Newtown’s 2-1 victory over Valletta last week gave them their first ever win in a European competition, and their chances of reaching the second qualifying round are further boosted by the absence of Valletta captain Ian Azopardi, who is suspended after receiving a red card in the first leg.

The plucky Welsh side are good value to hold their opponents to a draw in this match at 5/2, a result which would see them progress in European competition for the first time in their history.


4/7 – Beitar Jerusalem to beat Ordabasy

Kazakh outfit Ordabasy’s chances of progression may well have passed them by, having squandered a number of chances in the first leg. With a long trip to Israel ahead of the return leg, expect them to be picked off by a much stronger Beitar Jerusalem side in the return leg.


4/11 – Elfsborg to beat FC Lahti

Elfsborg shaded what was an entertaining 2-2 draw in the first leg, and should be able to finish the job on their Scandivanian neighbours this week when they return to home soil.

The Swedes have far greater pedigree in Europe, with over 100 European outings to their name in both Champions League and Europa League competition, and experience should count against the Finnish vistitors, who appear in Europe for only the second time.

Elfsborg are a tough side to break down, conceding an average of just one goal a game in last season’s Allsvenskan, and are fancied to progress to the second qualifying round.

4/11 – Elfsborg to win

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