Europa League: Thursday match predictions, free tips & where to watch
PSV could provide Europa League debutants with a baptism of fire
Best bets and free tips for Thursday's Europa League group-stage matches.
PSV Eindhoven 5.55pm
2pts 23-20 Betfred
Under 2.5 goals in Young Boys v Roma 5.55pm
1pt 13-10 bet365
Granada's Europa League adventure begins with a trip to the Philips Stadion to face PSV Eindhoven and the La Liga outfit could be set for a baptism of fire.
Granada defied expectations to secure a top-seven finish in La Liga last season but this is uncharted territory and they may find it a challenge to juggle their domestic and continental responsibilities.
They won modest ties with Teuta and Locomotive Tbilisi before beating a decent Molde side in qualifying and have had a mixed bag of results domestically, beating Sevilla but losing 6-1 to Atletico Madrid and drawing 1-1 with Cadiz.
They will be without star forward Roberto Soldado, who tested positive for Covid-19, for their encounter with PSV and look worth opposing.
The Eredivisie side have won six of their last seven matches in all competitions, including comfortable wins over Mura and Rosenborg in Europa League qualifying.
Striker Donyell Malen remains a hot property in the final third and they recruited well in the window, bringing in World Cup winner Mario Gotze and highly rated left-back Phillip Max.
Young Boys start their Europa League campaign at home to Roma but punters should not expect the goals to flow at the Stade de Suisse.
The Swiss outfit have kept clean sheets in their last five matches while Roma themselves have notched only one goal in their first two away games this term.
Young Boys have built their success around a disciplined rearguard and, while they should be fancied to extend their unbeaten run to six in all competitions, under 2.5 goals could be the best bet.
Dundalk's Europa League campaign starts with a home tie against Molde and they are as big as 5-1 to prevail.
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