UEFA Europa League Matchday 3 Betting Picks and Prediction

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UEFA Europa League Group C football match between Leicester City and Napoli. Oli Scarff / AFP

The Europa League soccer odds are now available at the top sportsbooks as we are back with another action-packed schedule of our favorite European soccer fixtures. Our expert advice and free betting predictions lay in wait. Read on for this week’s Europa League Matchday 3 betting tips, soccer analysis, and free betting advice.

Lazio Rome vs. Olympique Marseille

Thursday, October 21, 2021 – 12:45 PM EDT at Stadio Olimpico

  • Lazio average 2.00 goals in their home Europa League fixtures
  • Marseille have managed a mere 1 goal from their last 3 away games
  • Lazio have won 4 of their previous 5 home matches

Lazio's Spanish defender Patric. Andreas Solaro / AFP

Lazio Brimming with Confidence Ahead of European Clash         

An exhilarating display of soccer saw Maurizio Sarris' men dismantle the Serie A champions this past Saturday, so to say Lazio are oozing confidence would be an understatement. Envisioning this high being taken away by Marseille doesn't add up, as Lazio performs as a solid unit on home turf.

Lazio's tactical strategy under Sarri is falling into place, with an almost perfect record in Rome that boasts zero losses, four victories, and one draw. With an influential Europa League fixture ahead between the second and third place teams of Group E, Lazio's positioning seems ideal to take all three points.

Marseille have been held into two drawn fixtures during their Europa League tenure thus far. To make matters worse, they're preparing to face off with the giants of Ligue 1, PSG, this coming Saturday.

To my bettors who favor historical trends, you'll be intrigued to know that Marseille has managed just one win from their previous six meetings with Lazio. These fixtures include consecutive losses to Lazio during the 2018/19 Europa League campaign, with an aggregate score of 5-2 favoring I Biancocelesti.

Final Thoughts and Betting Prediction

It's hard to ignore Lazio's dominance on home soil, and although Marseille is performing well in their domestic league, finding a result in Rome won't come easy.

For my soccer pick and to make our prediction more tempting, the oddsmakers are providing a -121 betting line, a set of odds that I'm willing to take a gamble on.

Lazio vs. Marseille Score Prediction: Lazio 2 – Marseille 1

Europa League Pick: Lazio to Win (-121) [1.83] at Bovada (visit our Bovada Review) [1.21u wager returns 1u]

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Glasgow Rangers vs. Broendby IF

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 03:00 PM EDT at Jan Breydel Stadium

  • Rangers have failed to score in their opening 2021/22 Europa League fixtures
  • Brondby are conceding an average of 1.50 goals in Europa League games
  • From their previous 17 Europa League encounters, Rangers are undefeated in 14

Rangers' English manager Steven Gerrard (L). Andy Buchanan / POOL / AFP

It's Now or Never for Steven Gerrard         

Group A of the Europa League competition isn't providing the results that Rangers coach Steven Gerrard hoped for. Consecutive defeats to Lyon and Sparta Prague give the Scottish little breathing room for qualification, and this Thursday's game will put them in a must-win situation.

For the first time in many years, the Scottish Premier League looks open for the taking. Last year Rangers looked invincible when eventually lifting the trophy, but this term has delivered a lackluster streak of results.

Rangers face a very winnable game in Brondby, who've won one of their previous nine fixtures in all competitions. In addition, they've lost nine of their last ten Europa League away trips, which can account for Rangers holding such a high price than what's deserved.  

Final Thoughts and Betting Prediction

Ranger's lack of goalscoring prowess could find assistance in veteran forward Jermain Defoe, but he's barely come off the bench this season, which gives much hope. Of course, a 39-year-old player will become a starter, but the experience and finishing ability he possesses could undoubtedly assist Ranger's lack of goals in Europe.

With that said, the Ibrox side knows this fixture is imperative to garner any future within this year's Europa campaign. Defoe or no Defoe, collecting all three points will seem appealing to all in blue versus a lesser talented Brondby squad.

Rangers vs. Brondby Score Prediction: Rangers 2 – Brondby 0

Europa League Pick: Rangers Win and Over 1.5 goals (-133) [1.75] at Intertops (visit our Intertops Review) [1.33u wager returns 1u]

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