Sports Journalist at FST, Gareth qualified as a journalist after graduating from university and spent over a decade as a freelance broadcast journalist, commentator and tipster before joining FST. Now living in Manchester, he is a long suffering Bolton Wanderers fan who also enjoys boxing, the NBA, tennis and rugby league.
Thursday nights offer plenty of opportunities for punters during the Europa League and Europa Conference League group stages, with a host of games kicking off at 5.45pm before another batch at 8pm.
The final round of group stage games took place on Thursday and here at FST we made the most of the two sets of fixtures by picking out a 19/1 fourfold in the early kick offs before landing another four selection bet at 10/1 in the late games.
They were the highlights among five winners across three different sports, read on to see what we backed and to find out how to follow our tips.
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19/1 Early Acca Winner
Our Tips & Results
- Aberdeen Double Chance (Win or Draw) vs Eintracht Frankfurt – Aberdeen 2-0 Frankfurt
- Toulouse to Win at LASK Linz – LASK 1-2 Toulouse
- Union Saint Gilloise Double Chance (Win or Draw) vs Liverpool – Union SG 2-1 Liverpool
- Both Teams To Score Zrinjski Mostar vs Aston Villa – Zrinjski 1-1 Aston Villa
Home underdogs Aberdeen and Union SG just needed to avoid defeat in their games against Eintracht Frankfurt and Liverpool and these legs both landed comfortably. The Dons led 1-0 at the break and doubled their advantage in the second half, while Union SG were 2-1 ahead at the interval against a much-changed Liverpool side and were never behind.
Toulouse struck first early in the second half at LASK but were quickly pegged back, before Gabriel Suazo struck on 83 minutes to secure victory for the French side.
That left us waiting on a goal for Zrinjski as Aston Villa had taken a second half lead and the Bosnian side obliged after 87 minutes.
We also selected Aberdeen in the double chance market as our Bet Of The Day, providing us with a 5/4 winner as a single.
More success at 8pm with 10/1 Europa League fourfold
Our Tips & Results
- Ajax to Win vs AEK Athens – Ajax 3-1 AEL
- Sparta Prague to Win at Aris Limassol – Aris 1-3 Sparta
- Olympiacos -1 vs Backa Topola – Olympiakos 5-2 Back Topola
- West Ham United to Win vs SC Freiburg – West Ham 2-0 Freiburg
We covered both European competitions in our early acca but focused solely on the Europa League for our later fourfold, which landed largely without incident.
Our three straightforward win tips – Ajax, West Ham and Sparta Prague – all won by two-goal margins and Olympiacos comfortably beat a -1 handicap as they saw off Serbia’s Backa Topola 5-2.
Our US tipsters also joined the party overnight with a 10/11 NBA Best Bet and an 11/10 NHL Best Bet winning as singles.
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