Europa League Knockout Round » Playoff 1st Leg » Betting Tips

Following the 2-month winter-break, the 2021/22 UEFA Europa League campaign resumes this week with the 1st leg fixtures from the Knockout Stage Playoffs. In the newly revamped format, this round will be a face-off between the 8 sides which finished in 2nd spot of the UEFA Europa League Group Stage and the 8 teams which have entered the competition by finishing in 3rd position of the UEFA Champions League Group Stage. With a host of exciting clashes in store, we take a look at look the best matches and offer our favourite Europa League betting tips and predictions.

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FC Barcelona v SSC Napoli Betting Tips

Barcelona: 1.85
Draw: 3.45
Napoli: 3.90

Since its Champions league exit, Barça has shown reasonably good form to occupy 4th spot in the La Liga at the moment. Napoli lies 2 points off the top in the Serie A table to take 3rd spot in the 3-way title race this season.

In this mouth-watering fixture, our Europa League betting-tips experts feel the 2.68 price on Over 1.5 Goals for the away-side could give a handsome reward. Barcelona has picked up just 2 clean-sheets in its 11 league-games at Camp Nou this season. Meanwhile, Napoli has struck at least 2 goals in 5 of its 6 matches in the UEFA Europa League.

The 1.82 offer on the Double Chance for a draw or away-win gives a safer option for shorter betting-odds. Barça has got draws 2 draws and 2 defeats from its previous 7 matches at Camp Nou. Napoli has shown tremendous form on their travels thus far, taking only 2 losses from 15 away-matches in across all competitions.

Europa League Tips

Half with Most Goals: Tie at 3.50 on Zodiac Bet
Half Time Score: Barcelona 1-1 Napoli at 6.50 on Zodiac Bet

Barcelona 2-2 Napoli at 11.5 on Zodiac Bet

BVB Borussia Dortmund v Rangers FC

Zodiac Bet Odds

Dortmund: 1.33
Draw: 4.90
Rangers: 7.75

After getting knocked out of the Champions League through goal-difference, Dortmund is 6 points off the Bundesliga leaders on 2nd spot. Rangers are 2nd in the SPL and barely grabbed 2nd spot in Group A of the Europa League.

To our UEFA Europa League betting-tips team, the 2.35 line on the home-side in the Win to Nil market appears to be a superb pick for this encounter. Dortmund has kept 3 clean-sheets in its 4 home-matches aside from the Bundesliga. On the other hand, Rangers have managed just 2 goals in its 4 away-games of this competition including the qualifying-round fixture.

The 2.25 line on Over 1.5 Total Goals for the home-team also presents a really good bet to our betting tips. Dortmund has scored at least 2 goals in every Bundesliga match at Signal Iduna Park. Moreover, Rangers failed to get a clean-sheet in all its 3 away-matches in the Europa League and has conceded 7 goals in its past 3 league-games.

Europa League Betting Tips

Win Both Halves: Dortmund at 3.00 on Zodiac Bet
2nd Half Correct Score: Dortmund at 6.00 on Zodiac Bet

Europa League Prediction

Borussia Dortmund 3-0 Rangers at 9.00 on Zodiac Bet

FC Porto v SS Lazio Betting Tips

Porto: 2.10
Draw: 3.35
Lazio: 3.20

With a 6 point lead in Liga NOS, Porto did quite well to take 3rd spot in an extremely difficult Group B of the Champions League. Lazio have had a sub-par campaign and are 13 points behind the Serie A leaders in 6th position.

The 2.13 offer on the away-team in the Win Either Half Market seems to be the best pick for our Europa League betting tips team. While Porto is unbeaten in its league, it has just 3 clean-sheets from its last 12 home-games. Moreover, Lazio has kept 6 consecutive clean-sheets leading up to this match and scored at least 3 goals in 4 of those games.

For a more secure betting-choice, our Europa League betting tips experts agree that the 1.67 line on Both Teams to Score is an excellent option. Porto has scored at least 1 goal in every home-game of each competition. At the same time, Lazio has failed to get a goal in only 2 of its previous 12 away-matches in all competitions.

Europa League Tips

Result & Both Teams to Score: Draw & Yes at 4.50 on Zodiac Bet
Both Teams to Score & Total: Yes & Under 2.5 at 6.50 on Zodiac Bet

Prediction

Porto 1-1 Lazio at 6.00 on Zodiac Bet

RB Leipzig v Real Sociedad

Leipzig: 1.85
Draw: 3.50
Sociedad: 3.80

Since changing the manager, Leipzig has shown considerably better form in recent weeks to move up to 4th in the Bundesliga. Currently taking 6th spot in La Liga, Real Sociedad is right in the mix of the contest for a top-4 finish.

In this very evenly-matched clash, our Europa League betting tips experts would recommend playing it safe by taking the 1.72 line on Over 1.5 Goals for the home team. Leipzig has scored at least 2 goals in each of its 9 home wins in the Bundesliga this season. Meanwhile, Real Sociedad has conceded 11 times in its previous 6 matches on the road in all competitions.

Nevertheless, our Europa League betting tips experts believe, backing the home team at fairly profitable odds of 1.85 will be a good punt as well. Leipzig has relied strongly on its form at Red Bull Arena having taken 10 wins from 16 home games in all competitions. Besides the Copa del Rey wins against the lower-division side, Real Sociedad has not won any of its last 6 away matches which includes 3 defeats.

Europa League 21/22 Tips

Half Time/Full Time: Draw/Leipzig at 4.50 on Zodiac Bet
2nd Half Winning Margin: Leipzig 2 Goals at 7.50 on Zodiac Bet

Betting Prediction

Leipzig 3-1 Real Sociedad at 13.5 on Zodiac Bet

FC Zenit St. Petersburg v Real Betis

Zodiac Bet Odds

Zenit: 2.35
Draw: 3.30
Betis: 2.75

Prediction

Zenit St.Petersburg 1-2 Real Betis at 8.50 on Zodiac Bet

FC Sheriff Tiraspol v SC Braga

Zodiac Bet Odds

Sheriff: 3.65
Draw: 3.35
Braga: 1.95

Prediction

Sheriff Tiraspol 1-0 Braga at 9.50 on Zodiac Bet

Atalanta BC v Olympiakos FC

Zodiac Bet Odds

Atalanta: 1.43
Draw: 4.30
Olympiakos: 6.25

Prediction

Atalanta 2-1 Olympiakos at 7.50 on Zodiac Bet

Sevilla FC v GNK Dinamo Zagreb

Zodiac Bet Odds

Sevilla: 1.35
Draw: 4.60
Dinamo: 7.75

Prediction

Sevilla 2-1 Dinamo Zagreb at 7.00 on Zodiac Bet

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