UEFA Europa League Betting Analysis for Matchday 3

UEFA Europa League Betting Analysis for Matchday 3

This week, it’s Matchday 3 in the Europa League. Top contests include Lazio hosting Ligue 1 team Marseille, La Liga squad Betis versus the Bundesliga’s Leverkusen, and Lyon traveling to Sparta Praha. Also this week, Monaco takes on PSV, Frankfurt is in action against Olympiacos, and Real Sociedad travels to Sturm. Keep reading for Europa League odds, analysis, and free picks for six of the Europa League’s top Matchday 3 games. 

Top Europa League Matches to Watch and Bet On Oct. 21st

Marseille +295 vs Lazio -123

  • When: Thursday, Oct. 21

After a tough four matches, where Marseille drew twice and lost twice, the French squad dominated Lorient 4-1 in their last. The match happened on October 17, which means Marseille should head into this with momentum.

But Lazio looks like the better team. The top Serie A squad has gone 3-1 in their last 4. Although Bologna upset Lazio two matches ago, Ciro Immobile and his mates bounced back with a stunning 3-1 victory over Inter Milano in their last. Lazio wins. 

Soccer Pick: Lazio  

Leverkusen +165 vs Betis +138

  • When: Thursday, Oct. 21

Two of the better teams in their respective leagues clash when Betis hosts Leverkusen. 

The road team heads into this after a 5-1 drubbing at the hands of Bayern Munich. Expect a much better effort from Leverkusen. 

Betis also lost their last match. But the Primera Division squad fell by just 2 goals to last year’s Europa League winner, Villareal. 

The key is whether Leverkusen will suffer any after effects from the Bayern loss. There is a good chance they do, making Betis the play.  

Soccer Pick: Betis  

Lyon -112 vs Sparta Praha +260

  • When: Thursday, Oct. 21

Sparta Praha hasn’t played since September 30. That puts the home team at a disadvantage versus a Lyon squad that has won 3-of-5 with a couple of draws.

Lyon beat AS Monaco 2-0 in their last. The road chalk should carry momentum from that victory into this. Back Lyon to cash. 

Soccer Pick: Lyon  

As Monaco +200 vs PSV Eindhoven +120

  • When: Thursday, Oct. 21

PSV has won 3-of-5. One of the wins was a 4-1 beat down Eindhoven placed onto Sturm in their first Europa League match. 

As Monaco has won 3-of-5 as well. Lyon beat Monaco in their last. PSV should take this, but the odds make Monaco the play. At +200, the French Ligue squad is in good enough form to attract a look. 

Soccer Pick: As Monaco  

Real Sociedad -175 vs SK Sturm Graz +420

  • When: Thursday, Oct. 21

SK Sturm Graz is a big home underdog because they shouldn’t have much chance versus a quality squad like Real Sociedad. 

The La Liga team is in first place in the Spanish Primera Division. Real Sociedad has 3 points on Real Madrid, Sevilla, Atletico, and Osasuna. SK Sturm Graz knows this, which is why they will play for the draw. 

Sociedad should have no trouble winning. But the odds make the favorite close to unplayable and it’s difficult to back Sturm to win on the moneyline. The draw it is.   

Soccer Pick: Draw  

Olympiacos +300 vs Frankfurt -136

  • When: Thursday, Oct. 21

Olympiacos has won 3-of-5 with a draw. But although Olympiacos is hot, we must side with the home team.

Frankfurt lost their last. But before that, they upset Bayern Munich 2-1. Frankfurt is good enough to challenge for a top three spot in the Bundesliga.

The home chalk should have no trouble winning this. Back Frankfurt. If you see handicap odds that make sense, Frankfurt at -1 ½, consider laying it.   

Soccer Pick: Frankfurt


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