Europa League Tips 5th July: A Banker Treble For Qualifying Round
It’s the first qualifying round of the Europa League, and the choice of matches is huge. The main problem here is trying to determine the abilities of relatively unknown teams against each other, but after doing my homework for a few days now, I think I’ve finished up with a nice little combination of teams that make a very good looking accumulator for today. Here they are:
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KuPS v Llanelli (2/7 – Ladbrokes) 4.30pm
Finnish side KuPS are no great shakes, but their pitch holds the key today against Welsh club Llanelli. KuPS play on a synthetic pitch, and Llanelli manager Andy Legg has stated that his side don’t know what to expect when they play on the surface and are dreading it.
Llanelli have also been hit with a number of important players leaving during the off season break, including captain Stuart Jones and top scorer Rhys Griffiths.
Another advantage for the Finns is that they are currently halfway through their season, which makes it highly possible that they will have the fitness edge.
In the early stages of this competition this is the kind of information that is important to know, as these things added together created significant advantages.
KuPS are having a bad season domestically, but the combination of the synthetic pitch, fitness edge, and the fact that Llanelli have a 5 hour coach trip from the airport to the stadium could be very important factors here.
Cefn Druids v MyPa (1/3 – Ladbrokes) 7.30pm
Cefn Druids should be really up against it here against MyPa. The Welsh Club play in the 2nd division and have only made this competition by being runners up in the Welsh Cup.
The difference in class here is absolutely huge, and MyPa have surpassed expectations this year in the Finnish league, currently in 5th place.
Cefn Druids actually finished in 5th position in division 2, and due to stadium requirements the game will be played at Wrexhams ground.
MyPa have left a couple of their African players at home due to work permit requirements, but I expect them to wrap this tie up in the first leg against the Welsh part-timers.
Elfsborg v Floriana ( 1/14 – Ladbrokes) 5.00pm
Swedish league leaders Elfsborg are country miles ahead of Maltese club Floriana in all aspects of the game, and this should be a very simple task for them tonight.
Floriana struggle away from home in their domestic league which is very weak to say the least, and it’s impossible to state a case for them against a strong Elfsborg side that have won all 6 of their home league games so far this term.
The Maltese side are hopelessly outclassed in this match, and even though I’m expecting a few changes to the Elfsborg starting line-up, they will be simply too good for their weak opponents.
The above treble pays best at Ladbrokes with odds of 1.84 available. The treble is as short as 1.55 at Paddy Power so I suggest getting on ASAP!