2022-23 UEFA Europa League Qualifying: Play-off Leg 1 Matches to Bet On

2022-23 UEFA Europa League Qualifying: Play-off Leg 1 Matches to Bet On

Europa League qualifying continues on Thursday when teams hoping to secure spots in the UEFA Europa League this season throw down on pitches throughout Europe. Ferencvarosi kicks off the day of matches at 10:00 am eastern time on Thursday a big chalk against Shamrock Rovers. An hour later Sheriff Tiraspol goes against Pyunik Yerevan a slight road favorite. Keep reading for UEFA Europa League Odds, analysis, and free picks for six of Thursday’s most competitive Europa League qualifying matches. 

2022-23 UEFA Europa League Qualifying Betting Opportunities | Soccer Odds

Silkeborg IF +137 vs HJK Helsinki +200 

  • When: Thursday, August 17 at 10:00 am ET

Since losing 3 straight during Champions League qualifying, HJK Helsinki has stepped it up in their Europa League qualifiers. Helsinki has won 2 straight.

The home dog in this beat NK Maribor 2-0 on August 4. Then in their next Europa qualifier, Helsinki bested NK Maribor 1-0 on August 11. Both wins impressed, but Silkeborg is a better soccer club than NL Maribor. The road team wins.  

Soccer Pick: Silkeborg IF

Shamrock Rovers +1.5 -163 vs Ferencvarosi Budapest -1.5 +120 

  • When: Thursday, August 17 at 10:00 am ET

Shamrock is in better form having won 3-of-5 with a couple of draws. The Irish Premier League team heads into this after drawing 0-0 versus rival Derry City in their last. 

Ferencvarosi drew versus FK Qarabag on August 3 and then fell 1-3 to Qarabag on August 9. No doubt the Rovers can keep this close. But Ferencvarosi is the better overall squad no matter what their last implies. The home team covers the handicap.  

Soccer Pick: Ferencvarosi   

FC Sheriff Tiraspol +134 vs FC Pyunik Yerevan +215

  • When: Thursday, August 17 at 11:00 am ET

Both Pyunik and Sheriff Tiraspol head into this after losing 2 straight. The road chalk dropped a match versus Viktoria Plzen 2-1 on August 2. Then on August 9, Viktoria beat Tiraspol 2-1 again. 

Pyunik, the home underdog, has gotten spanked in their last two soccer matches. Red Star Belgrade blasted Pyunik 5-0 on August 3. Then on August 9, Red Star continued the domination with a 2-0 victory. Pyunik isn’t good enough to beat Sheriff. The road favorite wins.  

Soccer Pick: Sheriff Tiraspol 

Olympiacos Piraeus +119 vs Apollon Limassol +235 

  • When: Thursday, August 17 at 11:00 am ET

Don’t let Apollon Limassol’s win in their last fool you. The home underdog in this beat Maccabi Haifa 2-0. But the win happened in the second leg of a 2-leg aggregate. In the first leg, Haifa blasted Limassol 4-0.

Olympiacos is one of the Greek Super League’s best teams. Olympiacos isn’t playing great soccer. But the road fave should do enough to grab the win.    

Soccer Pick: Olympiacos Piraeus

AEK Larnaca +175  vs SC Dnipro-1 +160 

  • When: Thursday, August 17 at 12:00 pm ET

SC Dnipro-1 is the slight chalk because this happens on their pitch. But it’s tough to find any stats on the slight home dog.

AEK Larnaca heads into this after beating after drawing 2-2 against Partizan Belgrade in their last. Larnaca should win this. If the odds stay the same, the road team will be an overlay.  

Soccer Pick: AEK Larnaca   

Fenerbahce Istanbul +126 vs FK Austria Wein +210 

  • When: Thursday, August 17 at 1:00 pm ET

Fenerbahce heads into this playing great soccer. The road chalk blasted Turkish Super Lig rival Kasimpasa 6-0.

Fenerbahce has become a Europa League regular. Fenerbahce has also played in the Champions League in the past. Austria Wein doesn’t have much chance in this. Expect at least a 1-goal Fenerbahce victory. 

Soccer Pick: Fenerbahce Istanbul


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