This week will take place the last round of Europa League group-stage. We started the week with a good profit Tuesday evening in UEFA Champions League and now I hope the same for the rest of the week.

First of all, I recommend you to take a look at the other predictions for today in Europa League:

I will continue with the main combo for Thursday evening. As usual, I will bet 50 euros on this ticket, trying to double the money.

Main combo - 08.12.2016

  • Standard Liege vs Ajax / Over 1,5 goals @ 1.33
  • Villarreal vs Steaua / Villarreal -1.0 AH @ 1.50

Final odds: 1.995

Stake: 50 euros

The first game on my today's main ticket will see Standard Liege hosting Ajax Amsterdam from 20:05, UK Time.

The Belgians need three points more than ever, but for them is important goal difference too. Ajax are already qualified from the first position and they could rest some important players. On the other hand, Standard Liege have six points, same as Celta Vigo (1-1 and 1-1 in their meetings), so the goal difference is really important if they have the same number of points after the last round too. I expect a spectacular duel, with Standard giving their best up front and I went for at least two goals produced by this duel.

The other game on this main combo will take place in Spain, Villarreal being face to face with Steaua Bucharest. Surprisingly or not, the reverse fixture ended with a draw in Bucharest, 1-1.

Anyway, I consider that the Yellow Submarine is much stronger from every point of view. Villarreal's recent form is not so impressive, but they have no other option than victory here. This group is the most well balanced one, so it is very clear that both teams will fight for three points here, to secure their place in the Europa League KO stage. I went for Villarreal to win this duel very clear, but if they do it by a margin of exactly one goal, our bet will be returned with odd 1.00, being an asian handicap prediction.