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Weekly Accumulator – Fulham to complete Europa League job

| 07.07.2011

Although many of the teams taking part in the opening qualifying round of the Europa League are minnows of the European football world, the fact that the first legs of these ties have already taken place has helped us create our next accumulator.

In total we have made ten predictions for the second legs, with Europa League odds of 68/1 available on all selections being correct.

Fulham to beat Runavik @ 1/12
Rad Belgrade to beat Tre Penne @ 1/10
Rabotnicki to beat Trans Narva @ 1/8
Karabakh to beat Banga @ 1/7
Vllaznia to beat Birkirkara @ 4/11

Tight calls
Aalesund to beat Neath @ 1/3
Olimpija Ljubljana to beat Siroki Brijeg @ 4/7
FC Minsk to beat AZAL Baku @ 4/7
Glentoran to beat Renova @ 11/8
Nomme Kalju to beat FC Honka @ 16/5

Fulham lead the list and should have no trouble winning in the Faroe Islands, while Rad Belgrade and Rabotnicki are others who should win comfortably for the second leg in succession.

However, there are some big prices available in the tight calls section, with Olimpija Ljubljana, FC Minsk and Noome Kalju all avoiding defeat away and should now be able to capitalise with home advantage.

But the best value appears to come in the clash between Northern Ireland’s Glentoran and Renova from Macedonia.

Renova triumphed in a close opening leg 2-1, which included a winning goal three minutes from time.

Yet the Northern Irish side may still be fairly happy with this result, having finished the game with nine men, with one of these red cards being handed out inside the opening 11 minutes.

Glentoran also conceded a separate penalty.

If Glentoran can keep 11 men on the field back on their own patch they certainly have a good chance of victory, particularly as the visitors may set up negatively in a bid to hold on to their first-leg advantage.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.