It is the best time to place some summer bets and why not even going in search of free spins. Below we have suggested some interesting summer bets on UK teams that are involved in the Europa League qualifiers.
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Crusaders
It is been a while since Wolverhampton Wanderers participated in any European competition. They have earned that right by finishing 7th last season in the Premier League and every fan was thrilled with such placement. Not so long ago the team was stuck in the Championship, so finishing in the upper part of EPL bracket does sound amazing. The opponent in Europa League qualifiers is Crusaders, Welsh representative, and a massive underdog. There was no notable success achieved by any team from Wales Premiership in the last couple of decades on the European scene. Let’s take a look at the recent forms of these two sides.
Wolves had a couple of decent showings in Premier League Asia Trophy. They completely outplayed and demolished Newcastle United in the semi-finals. Diogo Jota scored two goals and was voted the Man of the Match. Head manager Nuno Espirito Santo has been praised for his work at Molineux so far.
As for their opposition, Crusaders were forced to play in the first qualifying round as well because of poor UEFA ranking. They locked horns against B36, a team from the Faroe Islands and justified the role of favorites, winning in both matches. The total result on aggregate was 52. Our prediction for this match is Wolves to win both halves!
Glasgow Rangers v Progres Niederkorn
These two teams have already met in the Europa League qualifiers two years ago. We are sure that all Rangers FC fans remember those encounters. The Scottish side was considered a massive favorite to advance, won the first match 1-0 in front of the home crowd, but got defeated 0-2 in Luxembourg. That was one of the biggest upsets of the qualifiers that year. Can we see something similar this time as well? The national team and squads from Luxembourg have improved drastically over the course of the last few years, and no one should underestimate them.
Steven Gerrard and his team were a solid title contender to Celtic FC last season. The overall impression is they are improving every year. Fans’ favorite Alfredo Morelos has bagged three goals in the last match played on 18th July against St Joseph’s. Full time result was 6-0 in favor of the Gers. In between their Europa League duels, the squad from Ibrox has played a friendly match against Olympique Marseille. The performance there was stunning, winning the encounter 4-0.
Progres Niederkorn has eliminated Cork City 3-2 on aggregate in the previous round. We don’t think they stand a lot of chance this time in Scotland. Our tip is a home win to nil’!
Chikhura v Aberdeen
Unlike the above mentioned UK squads, Aberdeen is going to play their Europa League match on the road this Thursday. The Dons are big favorites to advance over Georgian representative Chikhura. The Scottish side has participated in Europa League qualifiers for five years in a row, so they have a lot of experience. Can Aberdeen finally make it to the group stages though? Their latest form is not looking bad, but the backline has to start delivering some clean sheets. In the previous round, Aberdeen eliminated RoPS from Finland 4-2 on aggregate. We will back them for a comfortable win in Georgia as well.