With the group stages of the Europa League just one game away, backing Norwegian champions Molde to win alongside Dutch battlers Feyenoord and the expensively-assembled superstars of Anzhi Makhachkala could leave you 90 minutes from big-money glory.
All three have been chosen as part of bwin’s latest instalment of the ‘Playing Away’ series, which picks out three teams to back individually for wins on the road.
At the same time, adventurous punters can put them in a treble with potentially huge returns. Backing our trio all to win with bwin’s free £20 bet for registering could see you raking in £609.19 if successful.
So, without further ado, here is why Molde, Feyenoord and Anzhi could be the ones to watch on Thursday evening.
Molde to beat Heerenveen @ 11/4
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has worked wonders at Molde, with last season’s title win even prompting enquiries from Aston Villa about the young manager’s availability.
Fortunately for the Norwegian side, the former Manchester United hitman opted to stick around as the team continues to enjoy success both domestically and in Europe.
Molde are on a run of four consecutive wins in all competitions, with one of those results including a solid 2-0 victory over Heerenveen on home soil.
The Norwegians will fancy their chances of success against an abject Heerenveen side who have failed to win in five competitive games. Their home form has been far from impressive too, with a notable defeat to NEC Breda among the recent ‘lowlights’.
With a 2-0 lead in the bag, Molde will not throw the kitchen sink at their Dutch opponents. But if they keep it tight until around the hour mark, they could cash in as Heerenveen’s spirit ebbs away and provide a cracking win at 14/5.
Feyenoord to beat Sparta Prague @ 37/20
Feyenoord may have drawn 2-2 with Sparta Prague in Rotterdam, but the Dutch side showed plenty of determination to come back from a two-goal deficit at half-time.
Ronald Koeman’s young charges dominated proceedings in the first leg and will fancy their chances of claiming a much-needed win in the Czech Republic, having won twice on the road in the Eredivisie already this season.
Feyenoord should be confident of finding the net at the Generali Arena in Prague, having scored in each of their last three away games domestically and in Europe.
With Sparta conceding four goals in their last three league games at home, an away win looks well priced at 39/20.
Anzhi Makhachkala to beat AZ Alkmaar @ 37/20
With the likes of Samuel Eto’o, Yuri Zhirkov and Lacina Traore to call upon, Anzhi Makhachkala could be among the dark horses to win this season’s Europa League.
The big-spending Russian club claimed an important 1-0 win against AZ Alkmaar in the first leg and will fancy their chances of a repeat in the return.
Anzhi have already won twice on the road in Europe this season, with victories against Vitesse Arnhem and Honved in the previous qualifying roads.
Eto’o, meanwhile, heads into the game bang in form, having scored twice in their latest win over Mordovia Saransk in the Russian Premier League.
With AZ Alkmaar failing to win their last home game against Heervenveen, Anzhi’s European adventure could continue with an away win at 7/4.
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