Thursday Betting Guide: Our writers' 5 best football tips
We've compiled our best football tips, including win/draw/win and BTTS, into one bite-size betting preview for Thursday's Europa League matches.
Our football tips for Thursday come from the Europa League.
Frankfurt to beat Basel & over 1.5 goals (17:55)
Frankfurt thumped RB Salzburg 4-1 at home in the first leg of the previous round and have won five of their last six matches in all competitions at the Commerzbank Arena.
There have also been two or more goals in each of their last 18 home games.
Basel have only managed three victories in their last eight, losing four, and haven’t played since the end of February.
Istanbul Basaksehir to beat Copenhagen (17:55)
Istanbul Basaksehir beat Goztepe 3-0 away last weekend in the Turkish Super Lig to notch their fourth straight victory in all competitions.
Okan Buruk’s side have won six on the spin at home, including a 4-1 hammering of Sporting in the second leg of the previous round.
Copenhagen have lost back-to-back domestic games to nil and have managed two victories in seven in all competitions.
LASK Linz to win or draw v Manchester United (17:55)
Manchester United come into this in decent form domestically but have only won one of their four away games in Europe this season.
Even that was a 1-0 victory at Partizan Belgrade, with the only goal coming from an Anthony Martial penalty.
LASK have won four home games from four in the Europa League this season, and 10 of their last 12 in all competitions.
Diogo Jota (Wolves) to score v Olympiakos (20:00)
Jota is a man in form, having scored six goals in his last four appearances in all competitions.
That total includes a hat trick in Wolves’ 4-0 home victory over Espanyol in the round of 32, which was his last European appearance, while he averages 2.4 shots per game – the second-most in the side.
Olympiakos have kept just one clean sheet in their last eight games in Europe.
BTTS & over 2.5 goals in Rangers v Bayer Leverkusen (20:00)
BTTS has landed in five of Rangers’ last seven matches in the Europa League, including their 3-2 victory over Braga at Ibrox in the first knockout round.
There have been over 2.5 goals in three of those, while they haven’t failed to score in nine.
Both teams have netted in each of Leverkusen’s last five away games, with three or more goals scored in four.
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