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Europa League play-off tips: Rangers, Celtic and Atalanta feature

| 23.08.2018

The Europa League is back tonight – and there’s plenty of British interest, with each of Rangers, Celtic and Burnley in action.

Ahead of kick-off, we’ve got the top tips on the trio’s games, as well as a star-studded clash between Atalanta and FC Copenhagen

Rangers v FC Ufa

The Gers have Alfredo Morelos in fine form. The Colombian ace has bagged four goals in his last three games.

He’s likely to cause endless problems for an out of form Ufa side. It’s 6/4 Morelos finds the net anytime, while the ruthless striker is 5/1 to grab Two or More Goals.

Ufa are winless in three games in all competitions, and lost their last home game to Krasnodar. A Rangers victory looks likely at 1/2.

Steven Gerrard’s side have enjoyed a 3-1 scoreline in their favour in two of the last four games. Another 3-1 win for the Ibrox club is priced at 16/1.

Suduva Marijampole v Celtic

The Hoops met Suduva in the old UEFA Cup back in 2002, with the Scottish outfit racking up a 10-1 aggregate win. A similar outcome 16 years on seems pretty likely.

Suduva exited the Champions League qualifiers with a 5-0 aggregate pasting at the hands of Red Star Belgrade earlier this season. And they’re unlikely to cause many problems for Brendan Rodgers’ double-treble winners.

A Celtic win is 4/11, while a fourth 3-1 victory in eight games can be backed at 12/1.

In-form Aussie Tom Rogic has netted in two of his last five matches, and is 21/10 to find the net in Marijampole.

Olympiacos v Burnley

Sean Dyche’s solid Clarets have kept three clean sheets in their last four matches, including both legs of the 1-0 UEL triumph over Istanbul Basaksehir.

Burnley have now lost just one of the previous eight away games, and are 13/10 in the Double Chance here.

Any goal is likely to prove crucial, with odds of 1/2 for Under 2.5 Goals.

If the visitors are to register, it could come via Matej Vydra. The prolific summer signing is 7/2 to open his Clarets account.

Atalanta v FC Copenhagen

The Serie A side have breezed through their two prior UEL qualifiers this term with a 10-2 aggregate defeat of Sarajevo, and a 6-1 thumping of Hapoel Haifa.

Copenhagen provide a tougher test, but they’re still likely to be steamrolled by La Dea, who impressed en route to the knockout stages last term.

The hosts are 4/9 for victory. But following Monday’s 4-0 Serie A mauling of Frosinone, they could also come good in the -2 handicap at 10/3.

Meanwhile, Gian Piero Gasperini’s side are 11/8 to Score in Both Halves for the fourth time in five games.

Click here for the latest Europa League odds.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing



Dave Burin

Dave graduated with an MA in English Literature at Durham University, and worked in marketing before joining the Ladbrokes News team. A Man United fan and avid groundhopper, he’s also an ardent follower of Rugby League. You can usually find him at a ground near you, clutching a big cup of tea.