Europa League Treble: Young Boys to teach a lesson
Michael Lintorn is investing in Dinamo Zagreb, PSV and Young Boys for his first treble of the 2014/15 group stage...
"Slovan Bratislava have claimed one win in 12 on their European travels."
Back Young Boys to beat Slovan Bratislava @ [1.75]
Dinamo Zagreb v Astra Giurgiu
Back Dinamo Zagreb to win @ [1.99]
A bet on Dinamo Zagreb is an investment in Astra Giurgiu's shock elimination of Lyon proving a one off. The evidence behind that theory is that they almost messed up the second leg, being beaten yet clinging on via away goals, and head to Croatia off the back of a 1-4 weekend humbling at CFR Cluj.
Dinamo have already triumphed five times in six European encounters this term, the last two successes arriving against Petrolul Ploiesti, the Romanian team a mere point and place behind Astra. The Croatian giants have earned seven home wins in nine (six to nil) and won eight of their ten prior clashes with Romanian clubs.
PSV v Estoril
Back PSV to win @ [1.65]
Backing a Dutch side to beat a Portuguese counterpart isn't something you want to do too much given that the former are among the biggest underachievers in continental competition, ranking ninth in the UEFA coefficients, and the latter are overachievers with a remarkably high position of fourth.
However, this form line is compelling enough to warrant an exception. PSV have won 11 of their past 13 home games, including the latest five in a row, two of which were in this competition. Estoril didn't win once in last season's group stage when paired with Sevilla, Slovan Liberec and Freiburg, and have started this campaign with just one domestic victory in four outings.
Young Boys v Slovan Bratislava
Back Young Boys to win @ [1.75]
Young Boys enter their first Group I match in sparkling form, winning five of their previous seven fixtures and only losing away to Swiss perma-champions FC Basel in that spell. They are undefeated in 11 as hosts, prevailing in their most recent four in Europe against accomplished opponents like Udinese and Anzhi.
By contrast, Slovan Bratislava have claimed one win in 12 on their European travels and that was in a against Welsh non-heavyweights The New Saints. They have lost three road trips in four - two of those domestically - conceding nine times in the process, and haven't won on three prior visits to Switzerland.
A £10 treble provides a £43 profit if successful