With the World Cup taking a two-day hiatus, the Europa League is tasked to enthral this evening and the host of names ranging from Aberystwyth to FK Zeljeznicar are ready to prove that real football fans don’t need Lionel Messi and Neymar to enjoy the beautiful game.
Punting opportunities are rife as the dominant forces of European soccer’s stickleback nations embark on a quest to land a punch bag spot in the continent’s consolation competition and news.bwin.com/en/ have picked out a tidy fourfold that pays 19/1.
Linfield to beat B-36 Torshavn @ 19/20
The Northern Irish outfit travel to the Faroe Islands as favourites to conquer a side that’s been slain in each of their last six matches in this competition and hasn’t scored in four attempts.
With five wins from their last seven sojourns, Linfield’s value can’t be questioned here.
Haugesund to beat Airbus UK @ 1/2
Striving for survival in the Norwegian top-tier, this futuristic form of public transport hailing from Wales may hope to catch Haugesund with their minds on other things.
Three wins in four for the Scandinavians, with ten goals scored and none conceded in these games at a far higher level says Airbus will be out of luck, however.
Inter Baku to beat FC Tiraspol @ 5/2
Only one their last seven adversaries have been strong enough to force Azerbaijan’s finest into submission, who have also prevailed in nine of their previous 11 domestic kick-abouts.
Turnovo to beat Chikura @ 9/5
A sterling home record guarantees the Macedonian title chasers won’t be turned over here.
Six successes from their last nine outings with one goal shipped in four speaks for itself, especially when contrasted with Chikura’s failure to win six of their previous seven on the road.