Our resident betting expert is tipping under 2.5 goals between Spurs and their Slovenian opponents, while in Russia, he’s backing Samuel Eto’o to score in an Anzhi Makhachkala victory over Liverpool.
Tottenham have struggled for form recently, losing to Chelsea, Norwich City and West Bromwich Albion in the last three weeks. However, Bale is in good form, having netted three goals in his last four games for club and country. The Tipster’s opening bet is Bale to net at any time against Maribor at 7/5.
Tottenham are still winless in the Europa League this term following a goalless stalemate with Lazio, and back-to-back 1-1 draws with Panthinaikos and Maribor. Furthermore, four of their last seven games have finished with under 2.5 goals. So The Tipster is backing under 2.5 goals at White Hart Lane on Thursday night at 6/5.
Brendan Rodgers has rested key players such as Daniel Agger, Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez for the trip to Russia with one eye on this weekend’s clash against Chelsea. With Anzhi boasting the likes of Eto’o and Chris Samba in their ranks, Guus Hiddink’s side should be too strong for Liverpool, so The Tipster is backing Anzhi to beat the Reds at 8/11.
At 31, Former Barcelona striker Samuel Eto’o may be approaching the twilight of his career but he is still scoring goals at will in Russia. The Cameroon star has netted 13 strikes already this season, and seven of these have come in the Europa League. So Eto’o to net against a youthful looking Liverpool at 10/11 is definitely worth a punt.
Alan Pardew’s Newcastle have impressed in the Europa League this term. With the Magpies on the brink of qualification, the Newcastle boss would surely settle for a valuable point in Belgium. The Toon have drawn two of their last four games, and the Tipster’s ambitious long shot is Brugge and Newcastle to share a 1-1 draw at very tempting odds of 5/1.
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