Europa League Betting Tips – August 16th, 2018

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Well from a football perspective I am feeling rather joyful after Celtic got eliminated from the Champions League. I mean in terms of Scotland in Europe that hurts things….but it’s worth it!

You have to wonder if this is just a blip for Celtic or if it’s the turning of the tide. Rangers are looking really good and Hearts also have looked impressive so far this season.

It’s got to be tough for a lot of those players to find motivation week in, week out. I mean they’ve dominated the league so long but they just bang into a brick wall in Europe once they get to the group stage of the Champions League.

I hate the guy but you have to give a lot of credit to Scott Brown. I don’t think they’d be anywhere near as dominant without someone like him in the squad. He’s someone that cares about the team and spurs them on when they’re down 1-0 at Kilmarnock etc.

Anyway it’s going to be an interesting time in the Scottish Premier League. Obviously I am biased in regard to Rangers but I really hope Hearts make a game of it too and that Aberdeen can get going as well. Would be amazing if we had a 4 team race for the title this year.

Decided to try my hand at the Europa League again. Lost both our picks here last week with Istanbul and the Sturm Graz over but hopefully with another game under the belt of each team it gives me more to analyze.

Europa League: Hibs vs Molde Betting Tips

The first leg in this clash ended 0-0. Hibs had a lot of attempts on goal but just couldn’t get the ball in the net. Molde played a controlling game although i think Hibs were a bit hard done by not to be coming here up 1-0.

One thing Hibs have been good at is scoring and although they were held to 0-0 by Molde I like them to come out here attacking. They know they can’t just sit back and let Molde pick away at them.

Molde have been fairly solid in Europe already on the goalscoring front as well as in the league.

I think this should be a very open game and I feel the bookies odds are more focused on the first leg result. Gives us a good price to bet in my opinion although you never know if the teams will actually go for it or not.

0.5u on Over 2.5 goals. You can bet this at for 2.05 odds

(Odds on this page are correct as of 2018/08/15 10:04:15 AM EST but are subject to change)

Europa League: Burnley vs Istanbul Basaksehir Betting Tips

I had tipped Istanbul in the first leg and we were very unlucky not to get that win. Istanbul created a lot of chances and should have gotten the ball into the nat at some point. They had 16 goal attempts to Burnleys 2. Problem is they were sloppy with just 2 shots actually on target. Burnley didn’t trouble the keeper once.

I see this being a tight game to begin with. I think neither team will want to risk too much here.

I’m betting the first half will be a draw. 0.5u bet on this one at 1.90 odds which you can bet at

(Odds on this page are correct as of 2018/08/15 10:04:15 AM EST but are subject to change)