UEL Stage 4 Betting Odds: Preview, Breakdown, Analysis

Europa League Group Stage Halfway Done

Nine games into the Premier League season, Mikel Arteta’s Gunners are still on top of the league. They got a statement win over Liverpool on Sunday and can make it three wins from three in the Europa League on Thursday. The problem is that they have to head up to the Arctic Circle to play Norwegian club Bodo/Glimt. It’s supposed to be a chilly, rainy night up in Bodo, where AS Roma lost 6-1 in the Conference League last season.

Five Teams Remain Perfect

Midway through the Europa League group stage, there have been some seriously impressive teams. All of Arsenal, Real Betis, Union Saint-Gilloise, Real Sociedad and SC Freiburg are still perfect. All 32 teams will be in action on Thursday and all fixtures are the reverse fixtures of the UEL Matchday 3 schedule. Let’s cover some of the biggest matches on Thursday and check the UEL Stage 4 betting odds.

The Main Events:

Bodo/Glimt vs Arsenal:

Nine games into the Premier League season, Mikel Arteta’s Gunners are still on top of the league. They got a statement win over Liverpool on Sunday and can make it three wins from three in the Europa League on Thursday. The problem is that they have to head up to the Arctic Circle to play Norwegian club Bodo/Glimt. It’s supposed to be a chilly, rainy night up in Bodo, where AS Roma lost 6-1 in the Conference League last season.

Arsenal only started with three of their usual first XI last Thursday in a 3-0 win over Bodo/Glimt at the Emirates Stadium. So, it’s unlikely Mikel Arteta selects anything close to his starting 11 here. Arsenal are -275 favorites to win and stay on top of Group A. Still, Bodo/Glimt aren’t pushovers and come into the match on a 14-game home winning streak in UEFA competitions. Even with that incredible streak, the UEL Stage 4 betting odds price Bodo/Glimt as +600 underdogs.

Watch out for Bodo’s Amahl Pellegrino, who is a goal threat from the wing. Meanwhile, Arsenal’s Eddie Nketiah has two goals in two Europa League matches. Both teams created chances last week but Arsenal were dominant. The Gunners are -140 favorites to cover the one-goal spread this time around.

Union St. Gilloise vs Braga:

Union Saint-Gilloise were one of the best stories in European football last season. The Belgian club, in their first top flight season for almost 50 years, finished the regular season in first place. Club Brugge were eventually victorious in the playoff round but USG managed to qualify for the UEL. Three games and three wins later, they’re now the Group D favorites.

They managed a huge 2-1 comeback road win over SC Braga last Thursday and scored two goals in the last ten minutes. USG were +375 underdogs in the match and substitute Gustaf Nilsson scored a brace. Union Saint-Gilloise enter the reverse fixture as favorites this time around, at +140 odds. This is expected to be one of the most competitive matches of the week again and it’s listed as a pick’em.

Braga are currently in the top three of the Primeira Liga and made it all the way to the Europa League quarterfinals last season. One of the better Europa League betting tips in recent seasons has been taking the Portuguese club to make the knockout stage of the competition. They’ve qualified in each of their last four appearances. They won their first two matches and a win would put them within striking distance of another knockout stage appearance. Braga are listed as +200 underdogs, while a draw sits at +230 odds.

Real Betis vs Roma:

Roma fell apart in last week’s match vs Real Betis. The hosts went up 1-0 in the first half through a Paulo Dybala penalty. Then, they conceded twice and Nicolo Zaniolo picked up a red card in a disappointing loss. Zaniolo will miss an important trip to Seville on Thursday for the reverse fixture. Betis are now in first place in the Group C Europa League standings heading into the match.

In a pick’em, Real Betis show +150 odds to win. Jose Mourinho’s Roma aren’t far behind, at +170 odds. Roma, with just one win in three matches, certainly can’t afford a draw and it’s priced at +260 odds. The Giallorossi have to dig deep here to turn their campaign around and they’ve got a dangerous attacking trio. Even without Zaniolo, Mourinho can turn to Dybala, Tammy Abraham and Andrea Belotti.

Betis haven’t won either of their last two La Liga matches but they’ve been excellent in the Europa League. They’ve scored at least two goals in each of their three wins so far. However, it’s the under that’s gaining more traction for the match so far. Under 2½ total goals currently sits at -120 odds.

Group F Worth the Attention

Each and every single team in Europa League Group F has gained four points through four matches. Who advances from the group of Feyenoord, Lazio, Midtjylland and Sturm Graz is anyone’s guess but this round of fixtures is pivotal.

Feyenoord are -175 favorites and have scored the most goals in the competition so far. With that in mind, the UEL Stage 4 odds price over three goals at -125 odds.

Feyenoord host Midtjylland on Thursday after Midtjylland came back from 2-0 down to preserve a draw in last week’s matchup. Attempting to avoid a repeat, Feyenoord are -175 favorites and have scored the most goals in the competition so far. With that in mind, the UEL Stage 4 odds price over three goals at -125 odds.

Both sides had chances but Lazio and Sturm Graz played to a scoreless draw last week. It’s going to be an uphill battle for Sturm Graz to get a result in Rome, though. Lazio are -220 favorites and are surely disappointed to only have four points through three matches.

Knockout Stage Watch

Concluding our UEL Stage 4 Betting Odds Preview: SC Freiburg are having a hell of a season so far. They’re in second place in the Bundesliga and are one win away from clinching at least a playoff round berth in the Europa League. Freiburg are even money favorites at Nantes, who the German club beat 2-0 last week. Daniel-Kofi Kyereh is on a tear, with three goals in his last three matches for Freiburg.

Sociedad got a 2-0 win in Moldova last week and are -475 favorites for the reverse fixture in Spain.

Real Sociedad are in the same position as Freiburg. They can’t clinch the group just yet but Sociedad can guarantee a top two finish if they defeat Sheriff Tiraspol again. Sociedad got a 2-0 win in Moldova last week and are -475 favorites for the reverse fixture in Spain. Sheriff’s player Moussa Kyabou is suspended for the match, boosting Sociedad’s chances.

Fenerbahce and Rennes are both sitting on seven points in Group B. If they both win on Thursday, they’ll book their tickets to the knockout stage as well. Fenerbahce won a nine-goal thriller in the Turkish Super Lig on Sunday and haven’t lost since August. Fenerbahce are -120 favorites at AEK Larnaca when they make the short trip to Cyprus on Thursday. Meanwhile, Rennes are priced at -125 odds to win when they face Dynamo Kiev at a neutral site in Poland on Thursday.

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