Midweek Europa League action has facilitated a continent-wide feast of Sunday football and we’ve sounded out five results that, when combined together, will yield a huge windfall for punters hungry for a wager.
An obscure price of 1017/25 (it equates to something close to 50/1) says Manchester United, Borussia Dortmund and Sevilla will win their respective away matches, while Napoli and Rangers will wallop grossly inferior sides on their own patch.
Man Utd to beat Tottenham Hotspur @ 14/5
Spurs are quite rightly favourites for this one, but their ailing showings in recent weeks suggest the effects of a long season are kicking in.
They’ve won just two Premier League games since the start of March and are in for more misery against a United side who have excelled on the road when facing rivals of late. Louis van Gaal’s side have drawn at Chelsea (where an injury-time Blues equaliser denied them maximum points) already in 2016, as well as beating Manchester City and Liverpool.
Their excellent record at White Hart Lane is no secret either.
Rangers (-1) to beat Peterhead @ 7/20
A short price but a banker given the gulf in class.
Only two of the past eight teams to visit Ibrox have managed to score. The Blue Toon are strong on the road, but despite their good form, they’ve still leaked 12 in their last eight trips and lost 3-0 in a League Cup meeting with the Gers earlier this season.
Napoli (-1) to beat Verona @ 31/50
Stuttering Partenopei have won 12 of 14 Serie A home fixtures and four of the last six came by a margin big enough to land this bet.
Dortmund to beat Schalke @ 7/10
Thomas Tuchel’s team have won every Bundesliga match to follow a Europa League game bar one this season, five of the last six by a margin of two goals or more.
Sevilla to beat Valencia @ 39/20
Los Rojiblancos aren’t great on the road, but with life after Gary Neville starting very much the same as under him for Valencia at Las Palmas last week, they stand a great chance of improving a poor traveling record on Unai Emery’s Mestalla return.