Europa Conference League betting tips: Another epic on cards in Czech capital
Europa Conference League betting tips and odds
All eight teams remain with a chance of reaching the semi-finals of the Europa Conference League on Thursday night, including Leicester whose trip to PSV Eindhoven has already been previewed.
Marseille are the 11/4 favourites to win the inaugural competition and they head to PAOK holding a 2-1 lead from the first leg and are 6/5 to win in Greece.
We are covering that match and the other two quarter-finals in our Europa Conference League betting tips which start with the clash between Slavia Prague and Feyenoord.
Slavia Prague v Feyenoord
The best of the first legs took place in Holland where a rollercoaster encounter finished 3-3 in the third meeting between the teams this season.
Both sides were in front at one point, but an improvised, close-range backheel from Ibrahima Traore in the fifth minute of stoppage time ensured Slavia Prague head to the Czech capital with the tie evenly poised.
The defending left a lot to be desired last week and more goals are expected in the second leg just as there were in the two group games.
— Feyenoord Rotterdam (@Feyenoord) April 13, 2022
There were at least three goals and both teams scored and conceded in all three matches and that option is available at 4/5.
Picking a winner looks a tough call, so for the first of our Europa Conference League betting tips we’ll go for both teams to score in the first half at 27/10 which was the case in two of the three meetings between these sides.
PAOK v Marseille
Marseille hold a precarious one-goal advantage heading to Greece but this tie should already be done and dusted.
Gerson put the Ligue 1 side in front with a stunning 13th-minute strike but that was trumped by an even better goal from Dimitri Payet approaching half-time, however substitute Omar El Kaddouri made an almost instant impact by converting Andrija Zivkovic’s brilliant backheel to reduce the arrears with PAOK’s only shot on target compared with Marseille’s nine.
To make matters worse for Marseille, who had 17 shots in total, midfielder Gerson was sent off in stoppage time for a second yellow card and misses the second leg.
🏅 @dimpayet17 is the UEFA Europa Conference League player of the week!
In no doubt after his absolute worldie 😍
— Olympique de Marseille 🇬🇧 🇺🇸 (@OM_English) April 8, 2022
Despite that setback, Marseille look too good for the Greeks and we like the 6/5 on offer on them to win in Thessaloniki as the next of our Europa Conference League betting tips.
Jorge Sampaoli’s men have won every match in UEFA’s inaugural competition and are going really well in second place in Ligue 1 where they have won their last four games.
Additionally, they have the best away record of any of the teams in the French top flight (W10 D3 L2), so everything looks in their favour bar the absence of Gerson.
Roma v Bodo/Glimt
Just like the clash between Sparta Prague and Feyenoord, these teams are meeting for the fourth time this season and surprisingly Roma have yet to win.
Jose Mourinho suffered what was probably the most humiliating defeat of his career in the first group game as a much-changed team went down 6-1 on the Norwegians’ artificial surface, after which the former Manchester United and Chelsea boss revealed Roma “do not have a good squad”.
🟡 𝗦𝗢𝗟𝗗 𝗢𝗨𝗧 🔴
Thursday's home game against Bodo/Glimt will be at full capacity! 🏟️
— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) April 11, 2022
Mourinho went with a much stronger line-up for the return but still needed an 84th-minute equaliser from defender Ibanez to rescue a 2-2 draw.
In the first leg of their quarter-final Roma led at the break through Lorenzo Pellegrini, but the Norwegian champions levelled thanks to a blunder from keeper Rui Patricio and snatched a winner a minute from time with a bullet header from midfielder Hugo Vetlesen.
Roma are still in with a chance of qualifying for the Champions League so this tournament may not be their priority, so we’ll go for the 2/1 on Bodo/Glimt to win or draw in the double chance market bearing in mind they have yet to lose to the Romans in three previous meetings.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication