Today’s best football betting tips UK – Thursday, April 8th 2021

Thursday's best football betting tips

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Today’s football betting tips are solely focused on the action from the Europa League.

Aside from the four games from the tournament, it is a pretty quiet night around Europe.

The UEFA Europa League has hit the quarter-final stage.

So it is three tips that we are going to picking out for football betting today and we are starting with Manchester United’s trip to Granada.


Best Football Betting Tips Today: Granada v Manchester United

In their debut season in Europe, Spanish side Granada have defied expectations in teaching the quarterfinals of the Europa League.

In tThe last round, they saw off Napoli. Can they get this tie off to a good start?

There is a quote of 11/2 on them winning the first leg of this contest.

Preparations haven’t gone too well as they have fallen to the three-match losing streak in all competitions.

It has been four losses in their last six.

This is their first fixture against English opposition, and it has been a long journey to get here, having gone through three rounds of qualification.

It is a W8 D2 L3 record from them this season, conceding eight goals. On home turf they are W4 D1 L1, winning both knockout ties 2-0.

But Manchester United are favourites despite winning only four of 27 previous away fixtures against Spanish opposition.

The Red Devils are 4/7 odds-on to gain a first-leg advantage.

Away from home in the Europa League, United’s record is W8 D4 L6.

The Red Devils have won their last two away games in the competition with clean sheets.

As they have suffered one loss only in their last sixteen away games in the competition (winning seven) they look pretty solid favourites.

Manchester United to win at 4/7

* (Betting Odds were taken from Betfair on April 7th, 2021 at 23:34 p.m.)

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Today’s football betting tips top pick:
Villarreal To Win
Even money

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(odds taken April 7th, 2021 at 23:34 p.m.)



Football Betting Picks Today: Ajax v Roma

This is a bit of a mouthwatering clash between Ajax and Roma next for the best football betting tips today.

It looks like this tie could easily go either way.

Ajax are 19/20 favourites on home turf for the first leg of the tie on Thursday evening.

This will be the first knockout stage encounter between the two teams.

In this season’s Champions League group stage, Ajax lost 1-0 against Atalanta on matchday size.

That was their first defeat in eight games (home and away) against Italian opposition (W2 D6).

Ajax are W6 L7 in two-legged ties against Italian opposition.

Very interestingly though, they have won their last nine home games in the knockout phase of the Europa League.

In all stages of the competition, Ajax have won ten in a row.

So Roma will have their hands full in this first leg.

The Giallorossi are W 4 D2 L2 overall on the road in the Europa League at the knockout phase.

It has been two straight away wins for them in this year’s knockouts of the competition.

Roma are 13/5 underdogs for the win in this first leg. It may be an evening of trying to do enough to have something to take back to Italy.

It is hard to deny Ajax’s strong home record though.

Ajax to win at 19/20

* (Betting Odds were taken from Betfair on April 7th, 2021 at 23:34 p.m.)

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Football Betting Tips for Today: Dinamo Zagreb v Villarreal

Croatian champions Dinamo Zagreb pulled off one of the shocks of the Round of 16.

They produced a stunning fightback to eliminate Premier League side Tottenham.

They are now in a European quarter-final for the first time in more than 50 years.

Dinamo are on a run of 14 matches undefeated on home soil in the Europa League.

So it’s a proud record that they have and that does include qualifiers as well. Of those 14 such games, Dinamo have won 11.

In their last 17 home matches in Europe, the only fixture they have lost was against Manchester City in last season’s Champions League (W12 D4).

So they are not going to be a pushover based on that fine record.

But they are the 13/5 underdogs for the match won on the night.

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Villarreal have been to this stage of the competition three times before, winning two of those ties.

They are in good shape away from home in the Europa League, going unbeaten in 10.

If you take out defeats against fellow Spanish opposition, it’s a run of 19 games that Villarreal are on in Europe.

Not too shabby at all.

Villarreal are on a hot streak of form, winning their last five in all competitions.

They should have enough to gain an advantage.

Villarreal to win at even money

* (Betting Odds were taken from Betfair on April 7th, 2021 at 23:34 p.m.)

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