UEFA Europa League Matchday 5 Best Bets

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Real Betis' Chilean coach Manuel Pellegrini. (Photo by CRISTINA QUICLER / AFP)

The UEFA Europa League odds are now available as we are back with our favorite European soccer expert advice and free best bets for Thursday’s late games. Read on for this week’s Europa League Matchday 5 best bets, soccer analysis, and free soccer betting picks.

PSV Eindhoven vs. SK Sturm Graz

Thursday, November 25, 2021 – 03:00 PM EST at Philips Stadion

Form, Mentality, Europa League Odds and Trends

⦁ Over 2.5 goals have landed in PSV's previous 6 Europa League home games
⦁ PSV average 2.00 goals during their Europa League home fixtures

PSV to Make Light Work of Austrian Foes

PSV and Sturm Graz head into this Thursday's Europa League clash, knowing that anything less than a win will jeopardize the hopes of Europa League qualification.

Sturm Graz has already been eliminated from the Europa League. However, victory on Thursday night will assist their chances of earning a position in the Europa League conference.

PSV, on the other hand, is showing signs of life whilst sitting in the third position of Group D. Trailing behind Monaco and Real Sociedad isn't a huge deal when Sturm Graz will be the most straightforward outing for the Dutch outfit.

The first-round encounter delivered a 4-1 away victory for PSV, in addition to having ten men on the pitch – we can't see a worse scoreline turning out when on home soil.

The home side is showing strength at the back with their 4-3-2-1 formation. Manager Roger Schmidt has flourished under recent pressure. His free-scoring squad will be confident in penetrating the Austrian visitors.

Goals are undoubtedly flowing for PSV, and although no one has scored more than five goals in the Eredivisie, the attacking midfield prowess of Bruma has delivered three goals from his previous two appearances.

Final Thoughts

Sturm Graz enters this fixture on a six-game winless streak, and they'll be faced with a PSV squad who're beginning to string positive results in succession, combined with a chance to challenge for top two playoff position, it's hard to deny another PSV whitewash.

The money line value is skewed to an unapproachable price, but as I'm anticipating another blowout, bookmakers are offering a tempting set of odds-on PSV to win both halves.

PSV vs. Sturm Graz Score Prediction: PSV 3 – Sturm Graz 0

Soccer Pick: PSV to Win Both Halves (+135) [2.35] [1u wager returns 1.35u] at Intertops (visit our Intertops Review)

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

Real Betis Balompié vs. Ferencvarosi Budapest 

Thursday, November 25, 2021 - 12:45 PM EST at Estadio Benito Villamarin

Form, Mentality, Europa League Odds and Trends

⦁ Betis average 2.00 goals per game during their Europa League fixtures
⦁ Ferencvaros have lost all 4 Europa League games this term
⦁ Ferencvaros concede an average of 2.50 goals in the Europa League

Destiny vs. Dignity

A matchday 5 win for Real Betis will reinforce the Spanish side's qualification into the Europa League final 16, but their Hungarian opponents are already eliminated from the running's with 4 consecutive defeats.

Nothing but pride is on the line for the Green Eagles, but Group G's first and second placements are still up for grabs, with Celtic 1-point adrift of Betis. This factor riffles the importance of victory for Los Verdiblancos, and with a 3-1 success from the two sides' first meeting, Betis will have zero doubts in their ability to secure all three points.

Final Thoughts

During Ferencvarosi's previous three trips to Spain, they've allowed 12 goals, and historically, they don't own a single win over Spanish teams.

As Ferencvaros have an eye on their domestic success, manager Peter Stroger could certainly rotate his squad while Betis coach Pellegrini is expected to field his strongest side. The difference in quality will be too much for the Hungarians to handle, and Betis will further secure their place in the Europa League playoffs.

Again, Betis are favored, and the money line value is nowhere to be seen. However, winning both halves of play should be no trouble for the more superior squad.

Real Betis vs. Ferencvarosi Score Prediction: Betis 3 – Ferencvarosi 0

Soccer Pick: Real Betis to Win Both Halves (+135) [2.35] [1u wager returns 1.35u of profit] at Intertops

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