My early BTTS select is Spartak Moscow v Thun.
Spartak wound up 3-2 winners in the first legbut I am convinced this will not be the conclusion of their goals. Last year from the Europa League, Spartak conceded eight goals in their three home games (and also scored eight) against Villarreal, Rangers and Rapid Wien.
After such a loony first leg, a borefest does look unlikely–particularly with Thun having to score at least twice–and judging from Spartak’s recent home battles in Europe, it looks a solid prospect.
13 of Thun’s 18 home games in Switzerland last year saw both teams score, which this is really a choice I like.
Later on, I have Braga v Brondby also seeing both teams rating.
After their first-leg ended 4-2 at Braga’s favour, it’s another fixture which is full of BTTS promise.
Brondby have played five Europa League qualifiers this year –from FC Inter, Lechia Gdansk and the above Braga–and just one of those matches have noticed a side maintain a clean sheet.
The first leg against Braga revealed either side are extremely much attack-minded.
Like previously, Brondby need to score, which should result in an open game.
My final selection is Rangers v Midtjylland.
Steven Gerrard’s men registered a breaking 4-2 away win in the leg, but it is always secure to back BTTS when both of these are worried.
16 goals have been scored at either end during Rangers’ last three matches, and it is typically foolish to presume they will keep a clean sheet.
As for Midtjylland, they’ve kept just one clean sheet in their last 16 Europa League matches, together with 11 of the past 13 watching both teams rating.