Thursday football tips: Lyon can stay on a roll against Sparta
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It is the turn of the Europa League on Thursday and there are 14 fixtures scattered across the evening, with British interest in the shape of West Ham and Rangers.
The Hammers host Genk while Steven Gerrard's Gers entertain Brondby. There are also 16 games scheduled in the Europa Conference League as Tottenham head to Holland to face Vitesse Arnhem.
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Lyon to beat Sparta Prague
West Ham to beat Genk
Real Sociedad to beat Sturm Graz
Basel to beat Omonia Nicosia
Lyon have scored five goals without reply in recording victories over Brondby and Rangers and can keep the winning sequence going at Sparta Prague, while there should also be awayday success for Real Sociedad at Sturm Graz, who have lost their opening two games.
West Ham have claimed a pair of 2-0 wins over Dinamo Zagreb and Rapid Vienna and appear too strong for Genk.
Basel have four points from two games in the Europa Conference League and can complete the fourfold at home to Omonia Nicosia, who were thrashed 4-1 by Qarabag on matchday two.
The fourfold pays 4.85-1 with Hills.
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Vitesse v Tottenham
BT Sport 1, 5.45pm Thursday
Tottenham prevailed in a five-goal thriller at Newcastle in the Premier League on Sunday and could be involved in another high-scoring clash in their Europa Conference League trip to Vitesse Arnhem. Nuno Espirito Santo is set to ring the changes and goals have been a common theme in their recent outings.
Over 2.5 goals
West Ham v Genk
BT Sport 2, 8pm Thursday
West Ham are coping well with the challenge posed by a hectic schedule and can take full control of Europa League Group H with a convincing victory over Genk, who have suffered four losses in five games and after 11 outings find themselves sixth in the Jupiler League.
West Ham to win & under 3.5 goals
Rangers v Brondby
BT Sport 3, 8pm Thursday
Neither Rangers nor Brondby have managed to make the net bulge in this season’s Europa League group stage and defences may once again come to the fore at Ibrox.
Under 2.5 goals
Bet of the day
Dinamo Zagreb draw no bet v Rapid Vienna 5.45pm Thursday
Dinamo Zagreb recorded an impressive 3-0 victory at Genk on matchday two and should fancy their chances of another three points against basement boys Rapid Vienna, who are still searching for their first points and goals.
Goalscorer bet of the day
Vitesse v Tottenham TV channel & or KO time
An entertaining clash could be on the cards at the GelreDome and Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli may represent value to get on the scoresheet. Alli has not kicked on in the way that had been expected a few seasons ago but he is more than capable of delivering at this level. He notched the opener against NS Mura on matchday two and is 11-4 with Betfair and Paddy Power to make his mark again.
Dele Alli to score at any time
Stat of the day
Rangers v Brondby BT Sport 3, 8pm Thursday
Only one of Rangers' last seven home games has rewarded backers of over 2.5 goals.
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