The hands of the clock have sped their way around to the football bookworm’s favourite evening of the fortnight once more and Europa League matchday three presents an intriguing 4/1 treble for the brave and the studious.
Zulte Waregem to beat NK Maribor @ 3/4
The most generous defence in the Europa League group stage arrives in Belgium with their form crumbling beneath them.
Four losses in five games is hardly an ideal preparation to face a side that’s won three of its last four home outings, ringing the goal alarm nine times in the process.
Furthermore the Slovenians are unlikely to boast an awful lot of attacking threat having failed to notch more than once in eight of their nine matches away from Ljudski vrt this season.
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk to beat Pacos Ferreira @ 3/4
The Portuguese side may have snapped the seven-game losing streak that marked an inauspicious beginning to 2013/14, but after three games without misery they succumbed to the losing habit once again at Vitoria Setubal last time.
Juande Ramos’ Ukrainians are a merciless away-points machine that has yet to taste road defeat this term, winning six of their eight matches.
Those victories include a win at Pandurii Târgu Jiu, who held Pacos in Portugal in their last Group D game.
Trabzonspor to beat Legia Warsaw @ 18/25
The Turks were eight minutes from a 3-1 win against Lazio at Hüseyin Avni Aker Stadium in their most recent Europa League test only to ship two late goals, but they remain undefeated in Trabzon since February, winning nine of 13 games since their last loss.
Beaten at home by Apollon Limassol last time out in this competition, their Polish foes have mustered more than one goal just once in four continental away matches, with that three-strike splurge coming against Welsh champions The New Saints.