Keep it simple with English double
Tottenham and Swansea look set to continue their smooth Europa League progress on Thursday, according to our Andy Schooler.
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I feel a tad guilty about writing this preview of Thursday's Europa League action for what I'm about to reveal may sound rather familiar.
However, I'm assured by my colleagues here at Life Towers that if the end result is profit, no-one will care, and that's certainly the plan.
I wrote plenty about Tottenham and Swansea - in particular Jermain Defoe and Wilfried Bony - when looking at the last set of group fixtures in this competition and these teams and players look likely to deliver again this week.
We'll start with Spurs, who head to Moldova for one of the early kick-offs. They take on FC Sheriff, a side who have drawn both games in the group so far.
In contrast, Tottenham have already seen off both Tromso and Anzhi and seem unlikely to be unduly troubled in this one.
Andre Villas-Boas is again set to field his 'midweek XI' but such is the strength and depth of the Spurs squad these days that it shouldn't be a concern to punters. Christian Eriksen didn't play at the weekend. His presence here would be a big boost for those wanting to get with the Lilywhites.
Spurs showed in those games against Tromso and Anzhi that they are still a class above what this group has to offer and I'd expect them to prove it again here. So do the bookies, with an away win no bigger than 4/11.
Jermain Defoe has been a big part of Spurs' success in this competition so far, scoring five goals in his three appearances, and so it's also worth considering backing him to score another.
Unibet and 888sport are surprisingly prepared to dangle 7/5 and it's a price which should be backed. William Hill are at 8/13.
Likewise many will fancy Bony to find the target in Swansea's home clash with Russian outfit Kuban Krasnodar at 8/5.
He has four Europa League goals so far and also found the target against Sunderland at weekend.
However, I'm prepared to swerve him and instead simply add Swansea into a double with Spurs - the outcome pays just over even money.
Swansea may have had to battle to see off St Gallen last time out but prior to that game I did warn punters that the Swiss were no mugs - they went into that game unbeaten in 10.
The same cannot be said ahead of this one.
Krasnodar started the season well and a qualifying-round victory over Feyenoord (they also beat Motherwell) must have given the real hope for the campaign ahead.
However, things have gone awry of late and they come into this fixture having won just once in nine outings in all competitions. That run includes defeats to St Gallen and Valencia, both without scoring, in this group.
Swansea have already beaten both those sides and should add another scalp here.
Their possession football is ideally suited to European football and the loss of left-back Ben Davies is not too much of a concern - Neil Taylor is a ready-made replacement.
The other English side in action on Thursday is Championship Wigan. They face what looks a tough home clash with another Russian side, Rubin Kazan.
Rubin have played plenty of Champions League in recent seasons and have shown their class in this lower competition so far this term with eight wins from eight games thus far.
That run includes banging in nine goals in their first two games in this group.
They will interest some at 13/10 to win at the DW Stadium but I'm going to stick to what I know - that Spurs, Swansea and Defoe all look a good bet.
- The Spurs game kicks off at 1800 BST and is being televised live in the UK on ITV4. The Swansea and Wigan matches start at 2005 and are being shown on ITV4 and BT Sport respectively.