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Europa League tips: Bordeaux, Besiktas and Celtic amongst the picks

| 29.08.2018

It’s all or nothing in the Europa League tonight, with places in this season’s group stage up for grabs.

Ahead of an evening of entertaining and (for some) nail-biting action, we’ve got a host of top tips on some of the evening’s big clashes…

Celtic v FK Suduva

The Hoops were unlucky not to win the first leg in Lithuania, eventually coming away with a 1-1 draw. And they should be far too good for Suduva at Parkhead.

Celtic have four wins and a draw in their last five at home. A second-leg victory for the hosts is priced at 1/8.

Midfielder Olivier Ntcham notched in the reverse, and also scored a crucial goal in the Champions League knockouts against Rosenborg last night. He’s 2/1 to Score Anytime.

The visitors lost 8-1 on their previous visit to Celtic Park in 2002. And their away record in Europe since then hasn’t been much prettier. It’s 11/10 for the Celtic -2 handicap and 13/2 for a 4-0 Hoops victory.

Bordeaux v Gent

Les Girondins have started the season in hit-and-miss fashion. But their home form is hard to argue with. Sunday’s 2-1 win over AS Monaco was a fifth in six at Matmut Atlantique.

They’re 19/20 to beat Gent on the night, following a first-leg draw.

The visitors are usually good for a goal, but have managed just two clean sheets in eight games. It’s Evens for Both Teams to Score, while a Bordeaux Win and Over 2.5 Goals is a 5/2 shot.

Besiktas v Partizan Belgrade

The Turkish side are packed with European experience this season. The likes of Domagoj Vida, Pepe, Alvaro Negredo and Vagner Love are just a few of the Besiktas players who know European football inside out.

After a hard-fought draw in Serbia, Senol Gunes’ side are 4/7 for victory at Vodafone Park.

This clash is likely to be action-packed. Six of Besiktas’ last 10 home games have seen four or more goals netted. It’s 7/4 for Over 3.5 Goals once again.

The Super Lig giants have already won four games in 2018 by a 3-1 scoreline. They’re 10/1 for another 3-1 triumph on the night.

FC Ufa v Rangers

Steven Gerrard’s men have been rock-solid in Europe thus far, conceding just two goals in seven UEL fixtures – and won the first leg of this tie 1-0.

The Gers dominated a game in which Ufa had few chances and little of the ball. Ahead of the reverse, the odds make Rangers firm favourites to qualify at 2/9.

Victory on the night for Gerrard’s charges is a 9/5 shot. If they are to make it back-to-back wins over the Russian side, Alfredo Morelos could be key.

The Colombian has been lethal of late, with five goals in as many games. He’s 19/10 to find the net again at Neftyanik Stadium.

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.