Betting round-up: English sides favoured in Europa League

Spurs come into their Europa League tie with Panathanaikos fresh from a win over Manchester United, while Newcastle are also favourite in their meeting with Bordeaux Indonesia   By DEJAN KALINIC

Tottenham and Newcastle both represent value but enter their respective Europa League clashes on Friday morning in contrasting form.

Andre Villas-Boas' Spurs have recorded three straight wins in all competitions, including breaking their drought at Old Trafford with a 3-2 victory over Manchester United on Saturday.

It was Tottenham's first win against United at the ground since 1989 and came thanks to goals from Jan Vertonghen, Gareth Bale and Clint Dempsey.

Spurs travel to Greece to take on a struggling Panathinaikos and appear good value at $2.08 at Betfair to make it four wins in a row.

Panathinaikos are winless in their past six outings and are outsiders at $3.90 at Betfair, while the draw pays $3.65.

Tottenham to win v Panathanaikos at $2.08 at Betfair
PSV Eindhoven and Napoli to draw at $3.70 at Betfair

Newcastle are also a chance in their encounter at home to Ligue 1 side Bordeaux, but Alan Pardew's men must improve if they are live up to their tag as favourites.

Demba Ba has continued his fine form of last season up front - despite a dubious equaliser last week against Reading - but Newcastle have won just one of their past six.

At $2.56 at Betfair to win in front of their home fans at Sports Direct Arena, the English Premier League side may well be worth backing.

Bordeaux, however, are unbeaten this campaign and sit fifth in the French top flight, having drawn four of their seven league encounters.

Francis Gillot's side are paying $3.15 to win at Betfair, while the draw is at $3.35 and could be the way to go in what should be a hard-fought contest.

In other matches, Udinese should be considered a chance to take at least a point from Anfield when they take on Liverpool.

Brendan Rodgers' side may have thrashed lowly Norwich City on the weekend, but a meeting with the Serie A side is sure to prove more challenging.

Liverpool are $1.63 to win at Betfair, while the draw is at $4 and Udinese pay $6.40 to win away from home.

Eredivisie giants PSV Eindhoven and Serie A side Napoli could play out the most entertaining match of the day.

There is value in both - PSV are paying $2.12 and Napoli $3.75 to win at Betfair - if you can separate them, but the draw may be the way to go at $3.70.

*Note prices subject to change

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