9 Brilliant Betting Picks for Thursday in the UEFA Europa League UEL


The following is an analysis of 9 matches that will be played in the UEFA Europa League UEL on Thursday, the 25th of February

23:00 Leicester vs Slavia Prague

Premier League high-flyers Leicester were held to a goalless draw in the first leg by the Czech Champions. They will look to build on their six-game unbeaten in all competitions (W4, D2).

My prediction: Leicester will win

23:00 Manchester United vs Real Sociedad

Four-nil first leg victors, Manchester United must surely progress. Here, they should have easy time warming up for their next game.

My prediction: Manchester United will win

23:00 Bayer Leverkusen vs Young Boys

Bayer Leverkusen fell to a 4-3 defeat in a thrilling first leg, despite fighting back from 3-0 down to 3-3 at one point. They need to win by a 2 goal margin when face the in-form 14-time Swiss champions to proceed from this round.

My prediction: Bayer Leverkusen will win

23:00 AC Milan vs Red Star Belgrade

The first leg saw AC Milan lose their lead in Belgrade in extra time and brought home a 2-2 draw. Nonetheless, they remain hot favourites here, despite being on their first three match winless run this season.

My prediction: AC Milan will win

20:55 Arsenal vs Benfica

Arsenal with an away goal in the bank will hope to progress, particularly as they are unbeaten in five European games against Portuguese opponents (W2, D3). Benfica's last 3 outings have all ended in stalemate. This match will be played in Greece, a neutral location.

My prediction: Arsenal will win

20:55 Villarreal vs Salzburg

Villarreal with six victories (D1) from seven UEL matches this term including 2-0 win at Salzburg, appear primed to advance to the UEL Round of 16.

My prediction: Villarreal will win

20:55 Ajax vs Lille

It was a successful night for Ajax in France last week, who brought a 2-1 lead back to Amsterdam for this UEL tie. Lille who have scored 2+ goals in their three UEL matches so far but have tasted three straight defeats to Ajax since 2019, will be eyeing to stop the dominance of the Dutchmen over them.

My prediction: over 2.5 match goals

20:55 Rangers vs Antwerp

Rangers came back from 2-1 down at HT to win 4-3 vs Antwerp, putting them in pole position to progress from this UEL tie. The Scotts are having an incredible season so far. Antwerp are appearing in the UEL Knockout phase for the first time. My prediction: over 0.5 goals before HT

20:55 Shaktar Donetsk vs Maccabi Tel Aviv

There were no surprises when Shaktar won 2-0 at Maccabi Tel Aviv. Shaktar were unlucky to drop into the UEL after a UCL group stage that saw them lose just once at home, which includes a 2-0 win over European heavyweights Real Madrid.

My prediction: over 0.5 goals before HT

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