Thursday, May 23, 2024

May 9th: Thursday’s Europa League Double – 4/1 Special, Betting Tips & Predictions

With the Europa League semi-finals stealing most of Thursday’s headlines, all of the final four will be looking to officially punch their respective tickets to Dublin.

As German record-breakers Bayer Leverkusen return to home soil with a commanding two-goal advantage, Atalanta will welcome Marseille to Bergamo for what should be another nail-biting affair.

For those of you looking to stick on a Thursday flutter, we have found a pair of Europa League betting markets that are worth keeping an eye out for.

20:00 Bayer Leverkusen vs Roma

Already getting their hands on a maiden Bundesliga crown, Bayer Leverkusen have officially cemented their spot as Europe’s ultimate surprise package this season. Sat firmly in the driving seat to punch their Europa League final ticket on Thursday night, Xabi Alonso’s men have enjoyed a stunning fairytale and have their sights set on completing a famous double-winning campaign.

Landing a stellar 2-0 victory when they travelled to the Stadio Olimpico last week and making a heavyweight statement, the one-time Liverpool midfielder has not seen his squad suffer a single defeat across any competition this season.

Storming their way towards an invincible status and breaking a string of records, Leverkusen have also gained a fearsome reputation for their purple patch on home soil.

Including a 2-0 victory against Premier League outfit West Ham last month, Alonso’s men have won nine of their previous 10 showdowns at the BayArena.

Missing out on the chance to claim a crucial first-leg advantage at the Stadio Olimpico last week, Roma will be more than aware that they face a monumental uphill challenge here.

Although the Italian icons might have continued to receive plenty of praise since they welcomed Daniele De Rossi back to Rome in February, they do have the feel of a squad seeking some recent stability.

Last seen over the weekend settling for a 1-1 stalemate at home against historic rivals and fellow strugglers Juventus, Thursday’s guests have recorded just a single victory from any of their five appearances across all competitions.

Suffering that 2-0 loss when they welcomed the German record-breakers to town last week, Roma are rightfully pencilled in as a real underdog contender at the BayArena.

Betting Tip: Bayer Leverkusen win & Under 4.5 goals @ 1/1 with Pribet

20:00 Atalanta vs Marseille 

Sending Premier League giants Liverpool packing last month as they secured a famous 3-1 aggregate victory, Atalanta are enjoying what has become a stunning European fairytale. Eventually leaving Marseille with a first-leg 1-1 stalemate last week, La Dea will certainly feel that they are sat in the driving seat when they return to Bergamo on Thursday night.

Picking up some perfect momentum earlier in the week as they secured a 2-1 victory away at Salernitana, Gian Piero Gasperini’s men have suffered just a single defeat from any of their previous eight appearances across all competitions.

Clearly turning a real corner since opening the New Year, Atalanta will be calling on the red-hot Gianluca Scamacca to spearhead their charge at the Gewiss Stadium.

Along with bagging a first-leg strike over in France last week and finding the net in all of his previous three appearances across all formats, the former West Ham striker has also registered six Europa League goals this season.

Although Marseille might have eventually dragged themselves to a 1-1 draw at the Stade Velodrome last week, Thursday’s guests have endured a public struggle this season.

Despite springing an upset last month as they edged their way past Portuguese giants Benfica, Jean-Louis Gasset has seen his squad win just one of their previous 10 appearances across all competitions within 90 minutes.

Continuing to show a host of defensive issues this season, the former Ivory Coast boss will also have a real headache over his side’s struggles on the road.

Including a 3-1 drumming against Lille on April 5th, Marseille have recorded just a single away victory against top-flight opposition since returning from November’s international break.

Betting Tip: Gianluca Scamacca to score anytime @ 13/8 with Luckster

Thursday’s Europa League Double

  • Bayer Leverkusen vs Roma – Bayer Leverkusen win & Under 4.5 goals @ 1/1
  • Atalanta vs Marseille – Gianluca Scamacca to score anytime @ 13/8

Place a £10 bet on our Daily Double with Vegas Land and pocket £52.50 if all predictions are correct.

You can also visit our betting promotions section for the latest enhanced odds promos, accumulator bonuses and more.


Tom Dunstan

Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This field is required *

Join the conversation!

or Register

Live Scores


Betting Guide Advertisement


Become a Writer
More More