Thursday Betting Guide: Our writers' 6 best football tips
We've compiled our writers’ best football tips, including win/draw/win and BTTS, into one bite-size betting preview for Thursday's Europa League matches.
Frankfurt to beat Arsenal & over 2.5 goals (17:55)
Frankfurt have won five games out of five in all competitions at the Commerzbank Arena this season.
The arrival of Bas Dost has helped negate the loss of Sebastien Haller, Ante Rebic and Luka Jovic, who were sold in the summer. The German side have scored three or more goals in eight of their 11 matches so far.
Arsenal blew a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at Watford last weekend, meaning they have won just six of their last 17 matches away from home.
BTTS & over 2.5 goals in Basel v Krasnodar (17:55)
There have been over 2.5 goals in all 12 of Basel’s matches this season, with both teams scoring in 10 of them.
Krasnodar have won their last two matches 4-2, with BTTS landing in all of their last four.
They knocked Porto out of the Champions League last month, beating them 3-2 in the away leg.
Ari (Krasnodar) to score v Basel (17:55)
If the Russian side do get on the scoresheet, Ari is a good bet to do the damage.
The Brazilian has scored in his last two matches and ranks second for shots per game and xG in the Krasnodar squad.
Basel are yet to keep a clean sheet at home this season.
Donyell Malen (PSV) to score v Sporting (17:55)
Malen is in phenomenal form, scoring all five goals in PSV’s thumping win over Vitesse Arnheim on Saturday.
The forward, who Arsenal sold to PSV for under £1m two years ago, has scored six goals in five Erdivisie appearances this season and ranks second for shots per game in the division.
Sporting are yet to keep a clean sheet this season, with only six Liga NOS sides conceding more goals.
Feyenoord to win or draw v Rangers & BTTS (20:00)
Feyenoord have won their last four matches and are unbeaten in nine matches in all competitions this season.
The Dutch side have scored in every game so far and beat Den Haag 3-2 last weekend.
Rangers have kept just one clean sheet in their last five matches at Ibrox, but have scored in all but one.
BTTS in Porto v Young Boys (20:00)
Young Boys beat fifth-tier Freienbach 11-2 in the Swiss Cup over the weekend, maintaining a record of scoring in every game so far this season.
BTTS has landed in both of the Swiss side’s European games so far this season and four of their last five away games.
Porto beat Portimonense 3-2 over the weekend and have found the net in all eight games this term.