Group L is, without a doubt, the most balance one of this year’s Europa League. 3 teams with 6 points and one with 7 means that everyone has a chance to qualify, and everyone can be sent home by the slimmest of margins. Osmanlispor is the unlikely leader before Day 6 and play against Zurich at home, but is it really an easy game?
Osmanlispor vs Zurich -08/12/2016
FT Result: Osmanlispor 1.75 or 3/4 Draw 3.75 or 11/4 Zurich 5.25 or 17/4
Total Goals Over/Under 2.5: Over 2.05 or 21/20 Under 1.75 or 3/4
Both Teams To Score: Yes 1.95 or 19/20 No 1.80 or 4/5
The calculations are easy for the Turkish team: If they win or draw, they are certain of progressing from the group. If they lose, and Steaua and Villarreal draw, they also qualify because they have better direct results with both of the above – as incredible as that might sound. In that case, Osmanlispor and Zurich progress, while pre-group stage favorites Steaua and Villarreal are left home.
Of course, the Turkish will look to take advantage of their home ground advantage, where they have a single loss this season, to make sure they qualify without waiting for the other game of the group. They’re in good form and have shown good football, and are widely viewed as the better team, even though it’s their first season in Europe. They also just need a draw, so any goal scored could mean they see the knockout stages of the Europa League at their first participation – not bad if you ask us.
Meanwhile, it’s very hard to judge Zurich by their form, as we’ve said in the best – since they play in Switzerland’s second division. Their only win of the group came at home against Osmanlispor, and they know that they have to produce a similar result in order to qualify. It would be a premier – a second division club in the knockout rounds.
Osmanlispor vs Zurich Betting Tips
Over 0,5 goals or 1,5 goals for the home side, and a 1X bet is the ways to go – along with a possible under 2,5 goals bet since neither team is a great attacking threat. Yellow cards are another virtual certainty for the game – we expect at least three or four.
Osmanlispor Win & Under 3.5 Goals @ 2.15 or 23/20
Osmanlispor Win & Both To Score @ 3.70 or 27/10
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