Best 3 football bets today – Thursday, August 26th 2021

Thursday's best football tips from the UEFA Europa and Conference Leagues

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Today’s football betting tips dip into the UEFA club competition action that is happening across the continent on Thursday.

There are both UEFA Europa League and Conference League matches lined up and there is British interest for the night as well.

We have five selections from across the tournaments, which are both at the second leg stage of the Play Offs.


Best Football Betting Tips Today: Alashkert v Rangers

Football betting tips today start with a look at Rangers’ hopes of reaching the Group Stage of the Europa League.

That appears to be sound as they hold a 1-0 lead in this tie.

Granted they would have liked a more comfortable lead no doubt, but they are heavy odds-on favourites to win the Second Leg too.

Rangers have won their last three games after bowing out of the Champions League qualifiers against Malmo.

Their away form is a little shaky this season so far, but they look the stronger of the two teams here.

Armenian side Alaskhert haven’t found a winning touch this season in Europe.

They started in the Champions League qualifiers and got past Connah’s Quay after extra time in the second leg.

Then they lost heavily on aggregate to FC Sheriff to drop to the Europa League.

Again Alashkert needed extra time to progress, beating Kairat Almaty.

Over 90 minutes then in Europe this season, Alahskert are D4 L3.

Rangers should pick them off.

Rangers to win to nil at 11/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from Sportingbet on August 23rd, 2021 at 8:38 p.m.)

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Today’s football betting tips top pick:
Celtic to win

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* (odds taken August 23rd, 2021 at 8:38 p.m.)



Football Betting Picks Today: AZ Alkmaar v Celtic

Football betting for today turns attention to more Europa League action, this time involving Celtic.

They did a superb job in the first leg of this tough-looking tie against AZ Alkmaar.

It was a 2-0 win that Celtic banked at home.

That is part of a big six-match winning streak across all competitions that they have produced.

Celtic have netted at least two goals in each of the wins in that sequence.

But they were also all home wins.

Out on the road, they have picked up a W1 D1 L1 record this season.

Not going in favour of Dutch side AZ Alkmaar is that their new domestic season only started four days before the first leg of this tie.

So Celtic had a clear match-sharpness advantage over them.

It’s been two matches played by Alkmaar this season with two defeats and no goals scored.

Celtic to win at 9/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from Sportingbet on August 23rd, 2021 at 8:38 p.m.)

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Football Betting Tips for Today: Legia Warsaw v Slavia Prague

Today’s football betting tips stay in the Europa League for a very interesting second leg of this tie.

There was a 2-2 draw between Legia Warsaw and Slavia Prague in the first leg.

Legia Warsaw had twice taken the lead in the match but were pegged back.

So while Slavia Prague will be the happier of the two with that result, their home advantage has gone.

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That makes this interesting. Can Legia Warsaw mount the same kind of challenge?

It has been just one win from them in their last five games in all competitions, so maybe not.

We have to bear in mind that Slavia Prague reached the quarter-finals of last season’s Europa League.

They should be the stronger of the two.

Slavia Prague to win at Even Money
* (Betting Odds were taken from Sportingbet on August 23rd, 2021 at 8:38 p.m.)

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Online Betting Tip: Tottenham v Pacos Ferreira

The attention now shifts over to the Europa Conference League for Football betting tips today.

Tottenham unravelled in the first leg of this play off tie.

Boss Nuno sent out a much-weakened starting XI and they paid the price, losing 1-0 in Portugal.

But that result surely leaves Spurs with enough to play for back on home turf.

That is, if they are particularly interested in this.

All three matches that Spurs have played this season in all competitions have ended 1-0 (Spurs W2 L1).

Pacos Ferreira are W3 D1 L2 in their six matches in all competitions this campaign.

All three of those wins happened on home turf.

They lost at Larne 1-0 in the last round of the Conference League qualifiers.

Tottenham to win to nil at 8/11
* (Betting Odds were taken from Sportingbet on August 23rd, 2021 at 8:38 p.m.)

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Football Tip: Aberdeen v FK Qarabag

Aberdeen are up against it in this UEFA Conference League play off tie.

The Dons lost the first leg 1-0 and have some work today against one of the stronger teams in the draw.

Aberdeen are W5 D1 L3 this season. They are winless in their last three in all competitions (D1 L2).

A positive for them is that they have won all three home games played.

There was a 5-1 win over Hakken and a 2-1 success over Breidablik in the previous rounds of the Conference League qualifiers.

Qarabag are W3 D2 this season from their Conference League qualifying campaign.

All three wins have been by a 1-0 scoreline and they have conceded just one goal in total across those five matches.

Qarabag went D1 L5 in last season’s Europa League group stage, failing to score in three road defeats.

There’s a chance that they stick in there for a draw.

Draw at 2/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from Sportingbet on August 23rd, 2021 at 8:38 p.m.)

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