Saints, West Ham, Dortmund & Athletic Bilbao all win 1st legs at 2/1


Coral’s football accas are back! So take advantage of this brilliant enhanced Europa League bet, with odds of 2/1 for all of Southampton, West Ham United, Borussia Dortmund and Athletic Bilbao to win their respective third qualifying round first leg games.

Saints boss Ronald Koeman will know all about his side’s upcoming opponents Vitesse as they battle at St Mary’s, the Hammers, meanwhile, host Astra Giurgiu, Dortmund travel to Austrian outfit Wolfsberger and Bilbao entertain Inter Baku.

All four clubs featured in this offer are odds-on favourites for victory in their matches, and here are more reasons why you should back this brilliant bet….

Southampton v Vitesse
These two teams have never met in competitive action, but Southampton head coach Koeman will be facing the club he managed from 2000 for just over a year, his first position as a head coach.

Therefore, he will know exactly what he is coming up against, and can take heart in the fact that the Arnhem team could only finish fifth in their league table last term, while the Saints came a respectable eighth in the highly competitive Premier League.

Southampton are odds-on 4/11 favourites for victory to win, with attackers Jay Rodriguez and Graziano Pelle both even-money chances to net anytime.

West Ham United v Astra Giurgiu
Fair Play-qualified West Ham host Romanian outfit Astra, and have never faced them either. But under new boss Slaven Bilic, they’ll certainly be fired up to make the Europa League group stage.

The Hammers are odds-on favourites to triumph at Upton Park at 4/7, and Enner Valencia (10/11 anytime) will be looking to get on the scoresheet, with able assister Dimitri Payet (5/4) now on their books.

Wolfsberger v Borussia Dortmund
Dortmund travel the relatively short distance to Austria to face Wolfsberger, who came fifth in their division last term. Despite a slow start to their season, the German club’s form after Christmas shows they are a Champions League side really, which is why they are heavy 2/11 favourites.

Athletic Bilbao v Inter Baku
Basque boys Bilbao (1/7 odds-on favourites) face Inter Baku, who have to travel all the way from Azerbaijan for their first ever meeting.

The Spanish club have a wealth of talent up front, with the likes of Markel Susaeta, Inaki Williams and Aritz Aduriz on their books, and will have too much for their visitors.

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