Europa League group stage tips: Starring Man Utd v Zorya, Southampton and Dundalk
Lee Gormley | September 28, 2016
Europa League group stage tips
After the conclusion of this midweek’s Champions League fixtures, there’s plenty of Europa League action for punters to enjoy across the continent, with the likes of Manchester United, Southampton and Dundalk all continuing their respective campaigns.
So, ahead of the European encounters, Coral outline five Europa League group stage tips for you to back, including Man Utd v Zorya odds, the Saints’ clash with Hapoel Beer-Sheva and Irish side Dundalk’s welcoming of Maccabi Tel Aviv.
Man Utd to fire four or more past Zorya
Jose Mourinho’s Red Devils have finally begun to tick this season, with their recent 4-1 thrashing of Premier League champions set to see them kick on towards a strong run of form in all competitions.
The Old Trafford outfit also dispatched Northampton 3-1 prior to taming the Foxes, and they enter this second European group stage meeting with Zorya at 12/5 to fire in four or more goals once again on home soil.
Saints to beat Beer-Sheva to nil
Southampton have now won four successive games without conceding a single goal, while netting an impressive nine times in those victorious outings on all fronts ahead of their Hapoel Beer-Sheva match-up.
The Saints will therefore take to their latest outing at a promising 13/5 to secure yet another successful outing without leaking any goals at the back.
Van Persie to net past old club Feyenoord
Robin van Persie will soon face old club Man Utd in this competition, but he will first come up against his other former employers Feyenoord when taking to the Şukru Saracoglu Stadium for Fenerbahce.
The deadly Dutchman is yet to get off the mark this current campaign but what better place to start than against his old side? Van Persie is therefore 17/10 to rediscover his shooting boots and dispatch anytime.
Dundalk to clinch second successive draw
Ireland’s sole Europa League representatives Dundalk began their European campaign strongly when claiming an away draw against AZ Alkmaar, and they are a promising 21/10 to earn another sharing of the spoils on home turf against Maccabi Tel Aviv.
The county Louth outfit are unbeaten since August 17th, having won six of their last eight games, including two draws, as they prepare to give their fans further exciting European memories at Oriel Park.
Inter’s Icardi to net first over Sparta Prague
Inter Milan suffered an embarrassing away defeat at the hands of Hapoel Beer-Sheva in their Europa League opener, but the San Siro giants will be confident of bouncing back against Sparta Prague, after two wins and a draw since that loss.
Main marksman and club skipper Mauro Icardi has showcased his typically astute attacking talents again so far this term, with six goals in seven outings, and the Argentine ace is 7/2 to open the scoring on his latest appearance in the Czech Republic.