Bhoys to advance but no Turkish delight for Saints, plus six other bets for your Thursday night acca

There’s a significant Scottish interest in the second legs of the Europa League and Europa Conference League third round qualifiers, and we’ve got eight potential bets for your Thursday night acca.

Celtic and Aberdeen top the bill on Thursday night but one of the most intriguing matches sees their SPL colleagues St Johnstone take on the mighty Galatasaray.

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Celtic vs FK Jablonec (Europa League Qualifying)

Kyogo Furuhashi Celtic Dundee goal Aug 2021

After the heartache of their Champions League exit and an opening day Scottish Premiership loss to Hearts, the Bhoys are bouncing after a 6-0 demolition of Dundee.

Ange Postecoglu's men are also sitting pretty in this tie after a 4-2 win in Jablonec, but the Czechs will have taken heart from finding the net twice, and could reward backers of both teams to score.

However, the visitors are winless in three and should be dispatched with a minimum of fuss, so with some bigger prices to come, we're happy to start the acca ball rolling with a banker on the hosts to win.

St Johnstone vs Galatsaray (Europa League Qualifying)

Reece Davies St Johnstone challenges Ryan Babbel Galatasaray Aug 2021

There won't be many better atmospheres on Thursday night than the one at McDiarmid Park, as St Johnstone play one of the biggest games in their history against Turkish giants Galatasaray.

The Saints secured an eye-catching 1-1 draw in Istanbul, but there's an asterisk against that result as the Turks played the last half-hour with ten men.

Neither side has actually won a game this season, with Saints drawing all three of their matches and the visitors losing twice to PSV before last week's draw, so under 2.5 goals could be a profitable play.

However, we can't help thinking that with 11 men on the pitch for 90 minutes (hopefully) and the extra motivation of avoiding an ignominious drop into the Europa Conference League, the visitors should prevail at a tasty price.

Aberdeen vs Breidablik (Europa Conference League Qualifying)

Dons fans will have been delighted with a 3-2 win in Iceland last week, and even more pleased to be second in the Scottish Premiership table after two wins from two.

The hosts are 40/85 favourites to win on the night, with the visitors friendless at 11/2.

Breidablik will be no pushovers though, having won their last two league games by an aggregate score of 7-1, so we've zeroed in on both teams to score.

PAOK vs Bohemians (Europa Conference League Qualifying)

Bohemians fans August 2021

Bohemians are on quite a roll in Europe this season, winning their last four Europa Conference League encounters, including a 2-1 victory in Greece in the first leg.

The Gypsies have lost just one of their last eight matches in all competitions, and also have the advantage that they are 21 games into their league campaign, while PAOK have yet to start theirs.

All of which makes us wonder why they are a mammoth 12/1 to win in Greece!

We're sorely tempted, but not quite brave enough to roll the dice on the Irishmen, but we will take the 20/21 on offer for both sides to score.

Alashkert vs Kairat Almaty (Europa League Qualifying)

Armenian outfit Alashkert are winless in five competitive matches this season, but they did manage to secure a 0-0 draw in Kazakhstan in the first leg.

Another draw is a 9/4 shot, but with Alashkert having drawn a blank in four out of their last five games and the visitors winning their last league game 3-0, we're siding with the Kazakhstanis at 11/10 - Jagshemash!

Anorthosis vs Rapid Vienna (Europa League Qualifying)

After two losses and a draw in the three preceding games, Rapid Vienna will be in much better spirits after a 3-0 win over Cypriots Anorthosis in the first leg of their Europa League clash was followed by a 3-0 league victory over Wolfsburger last time out.

The Austrians should once again show their class against lesser opposition, and with the hosts forced on to the front foot over 2.5 goals could be a canny play.

We can't ignore an acca-friendly 10/11 on the away win though, so that's our recommended play in Cyprus.

Molde v Trabzonspor (Europa Conference League Qualifying)

If the first leg is anything to go by then we could be in for goals galore in Norway, as the two sides played out a thrilling 3-3 draw in Turkey, where the hosts led three times.

That result was all the more impressive for Tranzonspor as it was their first competitive game of the season, against a side who were already 14 games into their own league campaign.

And Molde's 15th league match-up was even more of a doozy, as they secured a remarkable 5-4 league win last time out, in a match that contained six first-half goals!

Over 2.5 goals this time around is 8/13, but with two sides who seem to bring the best out of each other slugging it out for the right to play Roma in the next round, we're upping the ante and going for over 3.5.

Larne vs Pacos de Ferreira (Europa Conference League Qualifying)

You won't find any criticism of the Europa League at Inver Park, as the competition has provided Irish side Larne with their very first taste of European soccer.

Sadly that taste turned sour in the first leg of their qualifying match against Pacos de Ferreira, with the Portuguese romping to a 4-0 victory and all-but-booking a marquee play-off date with Tottenham.

A victory for the visitors would be a worthy addition to any acca, but with the pressure off and in front of their own fans, we reckon the Border Boys can find the net and reward backers of a Pacos de Ferreira to win and both teams to score wager.

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