The Europa League continues on Thursday night and we take a look at the games involving English Premier League sides Everton and Arsenal and suggest a bet in each.
Lyon v Everton – click here to bet
Lyon are in second spot in this group, unbeaten with 5 points. They started with draws away at Apollon and at home to group leaders Atalanta (both 1-1) before they beat Everton 2-1 at Goodison Park on Matchday 3. They are also going pretty well in Ligue 1, in third spot with 22 points from 11 matches and they are unbeaten at home with 4 wins and 2 defeats.
Everton are really struggling with just 1 point to show from their 3 games. Before losing to Lyon they drew 2-2 at home to Apollon and lost 3-0 at Atalanta and they really need a win here to keep their hopes of qualification alive. At the time of writing David Unsworth continues in the caretaker manager role after Ronald Koeman’s sacking and Everton are in the bottom 3 of the Premier League.
Everton 21/4 Note: Prices correct at the time of posting but are subject to change
Suggested bet: Both teams to score? (yes) at 8/10
Everton need to go for it and that could open the way for an entertaining game with both sides finding the net.
Arsenal v Red Star Belgrade – click here to bet
Arsenal top this group after 3 straight wins and victory here will seal a place in the knockout rounds. They beat Red Star 1-0 away from home on Matchday 3, extending their 100% record after a 4-2 win at BATE and 3-1 home win over FC Koln. As far as domestic form is concerned the Gunners have won all 5 of their Premier League matches at the Emirates Stadium this season.
Red Star have 4 points from 3 matches and realistically they are chasing second spot. They did win their only away fixture in the group 1-0 at Koln having started with a 1-1 draw at home to BATE. Red Stars are going well in the Serbian Super League with a 4 point lead at the top of the log, winning 13 of 15 league games.
Rd Star Belgrade 29/4
Note: Prices correct at the time of posting but are subject to change
Suggested bet: Correct score, Arsenal win 2-1 at 33/4, Correct score Arsenal win 3-1 at 10/1
You would expect Arsenal to get the job done but Red Star could make it interesting. We go with 2-1 and 3-1 to the Gunners in the correct score market.
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