UEFA Europa League – Matchday 5: Best Bets – Odds, Predictions, and Picks
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 10:24 PM (Europe)
There are some exciting matchups on Matchday 5 of the 2019/20 Europa League campaign. Who will come out on top when Braga host Wolves? Can AZ Alkamaar keep yet another clean sheet? Will Sevilla make it five wins out of five against Qarabag?
Here are the best bets for this week’s Europa League games.
Braga vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers – 11/28/19
Braga and Wolves are well clear at the top of Group K. The English side are five points ahead of third-place Slovan Bratislava, while Braga are one point and one place ahead of Wolves. After losing their opening match of the campaign, Wolves have won three in a row. On the other hand, Braga are unbeaten in the Europa League this season with three wins and a draw to their name. There has been very little to split these two teams in Group K, and considering a point will guarantee them both a place in the next round, a draw seems likely here.
Pick: The Draw – 2.75
AZ Alkmaar vs. Partizan Belgrade – 11/28/19
AZ Alkmaar are second in Group L, two points behind Manchester United and four points clear of Partizan. The Dutch outfit have scored 13 goals across their four matches (at an average of over 3 goals per game) and have only conceded twice. They also boast the best defensive record in the Eredivisie. Partizan have only managed to score four goals in the Europa League this season and are in danger of being eliminated if they lose on Thursday. Considering Alkmaar’s impressive goal difference, I’m backing the Dutch side to win without conceding.
Pick: AZ Alkmaar to Win and Keep a Clean Sheet – 2.92
Sevilla vs. Qarabag – 11/28/19
Sevilla boast a 100% record in Group A and have already qualified for the knockout stages. They have scored 12 goals so far and have only let in two. Qarabag have picked up four points from their four games and currently sit third in the group. They have conceded at an average of 2 goals per game in the competition. Sevilla are flying at the moment, so I wouldn’t be surprised if they win this game comfortably. Over 1.5 goals seems like a good option.
Pick: Sevilla to Win and Over 1.5 Goals – 1.54