Top UEFA Europa League Matchday 4 Picks

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The Europa League Trophy stands on display. (Photo by Valery HACHE / AFP)

The Europa League soccer odds are now available as we are back with our favourite European soccer expert advice and free betting predictions. Read on for this week’s Europa League Matchday 4 preview, soccer analysis & free Europa League soccer betting picks.

KRC Genk vs. West Ham United

Thursday, November 04, 2021 – 01:45 PM EDT at Cristal Arena

⦁ West Ham have won at half-time/full-time in their previous 3 Europa League meetings
⦁ West Ham won by at least 2 goals in their previous 3 Europa League games
⦁ West Ham have kept a clean sheet in their previous 3 Europa League fixtures
⦁ Genk are averaging 033 goals in their recent Europa League matches

Hammers to Continue Their 5-Game Winning Streak

Between the Premier League, the Europa League, and the EFL Cup, West Ham United hold an unblemished record in their previous five meetings. To say the Hammers are in-form is an understatement, especially when Tottenham, Manchester City, and their Europa League opponents Genk have all fallen victim to the London side within their current win streak.

West Ham's initial three Group H Europa appearances have seen David Moyes' squad collect all 9 available points whilst maintaining a clean sheet in all of those fixtures.

West Ham United's Czech midfielder Tomas Soucek. (Photo by Ian KINGTON / AFP)

Genk travelled to the London Stadium in the reverse fixture two weeks ago, and it was a dominant performance for the home side with goals from Jarrod Bowen, Issa Diop, and Craig Dawson.

The Hammer's perfect performances in the Europa League can't be ignored, especially when the bookmakers offer a generous even money price tag. One more win and West Ham can secure their position in the Europa League final sixteen, something we should expect them to be gunning for this Thursday.

Final Thoughts

The value on West Ham to win is too tempting to overlook; maintaining a perfect record in this competition without conceding a single goal should undoubtedly provide some less desirable odds than what's currently available.

The defensive attributes from the West London club are faced with a squad who's managed a mere 1 goal in this competition. Sometimes the obvious choice is the correct choice.

Genk vs. West Ham Score Prediction: Genk 0 – West Ham 2

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Sporting Club Braga vs. PFC Ludogorets 1945 Razgrad

Thursday, November 04, 2021 - 04:00 PM EDT at Estadio Municipal de Braga

Form, Mentality, Europa League Odds and Trends

⦁ Braga are averaging 3.00 goals in their Europa League home fixtures
⦁ Ludogoret's have won 1 of their previous 10 Europa League fixtures
⦁ Ludogoret's have conceded at least 1 goal in their last 9 Europa League games

Braga to Outshine Their Bulgarian Visitors

Ludogoret's often find success in their domestic league, but whenever they're primed for a Europa League appearance, finding victory has been scarce. They are now 15 games without a win in the competition, dating back to 2019. One more loss, and they'll break an unwanted record held by Rosenberg for the most consecutive losses in the Europa League tournament.

Ludogorets Razgrad's defender Josue Sa (L) challenges Sporting Braga's midfielder Wenderson Galeno (R) (Photo by Nikolay DOYCHINOV / AFP)

The above factor's do not bode well when facing Braga, who's close to automatic entry to the final 16. Since Braga's opening loss to Red Star Belgrade, they've gone 9 games in all competitions without defeat. In addition, Braga has lost just 2 of their previous 11 Europa League home meetings.

Final Thoughts

The reverse fixture between the two saw Braga take a 1-0 victory away from home, Horta netted the winning goal. Still, it's Wanderson Galeno who Ludogorets should be fearful of when stepping on Portuguese soil. The frontman has scored three of their five Europa League goals, and we wouldn't be surprised to see him take another on Thursday.

The betting odds at Bookmakers Review are also in favour of Braga, leaving a small amount of value on the moneyline. However, a high scoring affair shouldn't occur following such a tight encounter in the reverse fixture.

Sporting Braga vs. Ludogorets Score Prediction: Braga 2 – Ludogorets 0

Soccer Pick: Braga Win & Under 3.5 Goals (+100) [2.00] at Intertops [1u wager returns 1u of profit]

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