PSV and Arsenal will face off in a clash of the titans in Thursday’s UEFA Europa League action, while Manchester United v Sheriff is another fixture likely to draw plenty of eyes. In our UEL Betting Tips, we are tipping United to continue their strong run of form, while the Gunners are likely in for a close fight.
PSV v Arsenal
PSV will host Arsenal at the Philips Stadion, a difficult place to pick up three points on the road.
The majority of the Dutch giants’ recent fixtures have been high-scoring, with their last two league games a 6-1 win over Utrecht and a 4-2 defeat to Groningen.
The Gunners, who lead the Premier League thanks largely to the contributions of the likes of Gabriel Jesus, Gabriel Martinelli, Bukayo Saka and Martin Ødegaard, tend to field strong attacking players in their Europa League games and so this one has goals written all over it.
Union Berlin v Braga
First place in the Bundesliga faces off against second in the Portuguese Primeira Liga in another game between two of the best sides in the group stage.
Braga won the reverse fixture but it was evenly matched with 12 shots at goal apiece and they are on away soil this side. It would take something special to pull off a repeat result against an in-form side.
The draw market is hugely profitable when one picks the correct fixtures and this game is a clear winner when it comes to looking at the most likely fixtures this week to produce draws. At the time of writing, a draw is paying 3.65.
Manchester United v Sheriff
Manchester United are slowly, but surely, beginning to look like the Red Devils of old again under Erik Ten Hag.
They are unbeaten in six fixtures in all competitions with four wins and two draws – which came against Newcastle United and Chelsea in games which saw them dominate shots at goal and possession.
Cristiano Ronaldo is likely to feel he has a point to prove after the focus on his behaviour against Tottenham, with the Portuguese star apparently refusing to be substituted. If he plays any part in this game, he is likely to be at his best.
Even if he doesn’t, United have quality attackers in abundance and are likely to win this game with a big scoreline.