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Football betting tips: Best bets for Thursday May 6

Our experts pick out their best football tips for today, with best bets for the Europa League.

Football betting tips: Europa League

1pt Arsenal to beat Villarreal at 8/9 (VBet)

1pt Over 2.5 Goals in Arsenal v Villarreal at 5/6 (SportNation)

1pt Both Teams To Score ‘NO’ in Roma v Manchester United at 13/7 (SBK)

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Arsenal v Villarreal (agg: 1-2)

Despite being behind in the fixture, the Gunners are actually in a pretty good position ahead of the second leg, and a price of 8/9 for an ARSENAL WIN seems a little big, particularly given this is surely make or break for Arteta.

For all Arsenal’s tribulations in the Premier League this season, they have performed well in the Europa League, winning nine of their 13 matches in the competition, scoring 33 times.

It will be difficult for Villarreal to stop Arsenal scoring in this match, particularly with Aubameyang now back in form, but Villarreal have hardly been bereft of goals in this competition either, scoring 30 goals in their 13 matches. Emery’s side are also the joint-fourth highest scorers in La Liga this season.

There is a lot at stake for both clubs in this match, so goals are expected.

OVER 2.5 GOALS is currently available at a standout price of 5/6, and I'd suggest you get behind that as quickly as possible. It may not last long.

Score prediction: Arsenal 2-1 Villarreal (Sky Bet odds: 15/2)

Odds correct 1200 BST (05/05/21)

Jose Mourinho, Antonio Conte and Diego Simeone. When did winning stop being enough?

Roma v Manchester United (agg: 2-6)

Matches involving Manchester United in the Europa League this season have seen both teams score just 29% of the time, and though Roma did look a threat in the first leg, United showed in the last round that they can sure things up at the back when it is necessary to do so.

Expect a wholly accomplished performance from Manchester United in Rome. After all, their away form has been exemplary this season.

BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE ‘NO’ was available to back at a standout price of 2/1 with BetVictor, but in the time it has taken to write this preview, that price has vanished. SBK are still offering 13/7 about the same outcome though, and that still looks to represent value, particularly given the prices that other firms are offering – Paddy Power are as short as 7/5.

Score prediction: Roma 0-1 Manchester United (Sky Bet odds: 11/1)

Odds correct 1450 BST (04/05/21)

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