Thursday Betting Guide: Our writers' 5 best football tips
We've compiled our writers’ best football tips, including win-draw-win and anytime goalscorers, into one bite-size Wednesday betting preview.
CSKA Moscow to beat Espanyol (17:55)
Espanyol are third-bottom of La Liga with five points from seven matches. They lost 2-0 to Valladolid on Sunday, meaning they have won just one of their last eight in all competitions.
The Spanish side were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Ferencvaros – who had won two of their previous 13 European away games – in their first group match.
CSKA have won six of their last seven matches and four out of five at home.
Borussia Monchengladbach to beat Istanbul Basaksehir to nil (17:55)
Istanbul Basaksehir were pumped 4-0 away to Roma in their opening Group J match two weeks ago.
The Turkish side have lost all three of their games in Europe without scoring this season and have managed two victories out of nine in all competitions.
Gladbach have won four straight away games, only conceding in a 3-1 victory at Mainz at the end of August.
Ze Luis (Porto) to score v Feyenoord (17:55)
Porto maintained their record of scoring in every game so far this season with a 1-0 victory over Rio Ave on Sunday.
Striker Ze Luis is their top scorer and, although he didn’t find the net last time out, has bagged seven goals in nine appearances in all competitions.
Feyenoord have conceded eight goals in their last four matches, so are unlikely to keep a clean sheet.
Cluj to win or draw v Celtic & BTTS (20:00)
Cluj pulled off the result of the round a fortnight ago by beating Lazio 2-1 at home, and they look a generous price here.
Dan Petrescu’s side have already knocked Celtic out of the Champions League qualifying rounds after beating them 4-3 at Parkhead in August.
Neil Lennon’s side come into this on the back of a 1-1 draw away to Hibs last weekend, meaning BTTS has landed in three of their last four matches in all competitions.
Dudelange to win or draw v Qarabag (20:00)
Dudelange started with a 4-3 victory away to APOEL on Matchday 1, which was only the Azerbaijanis’ third home defeat in 26 matches.
The Luxembourgers have lost one of their last 17 matches at the Stade Josy Barthel and drew 0-0 at home to Betis in their final group game last season.
Qarabag were beaten 3-0 at home to Sevilla in their opening match and have lost 10 of their last 12 away games in the Europa League, including a 3-2 defeat at Linfield in the play-off round in August.