Europa League anytime scorers: Matchday six odds shorten on fringe names

Gameweek six is a mixture of teams already qualified for the knockout stages and others still in desperate need of points to book their spot in the next round, which usually brings about some tense affairs, as well as very open games that could turn into goal fests.

So with a handful of tasty fixtures, we are going to offer some free betting tips on the anytime scorer markets for the Europa League fixtures on Thursday, December 14.

Europa League anytime scorers

Romelu Lukaku (Roma) – 12/25 (1.48)

Despite seeing red at the weekend in a Serie A clash against Fiorentina, Romelu Lukaku has been in red-hot form for Roma this season under his one-time Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho, with 11 goals in 18 appearances across all competitions.

Roma know they must beat FC Sheriff and hope that Slavia Prague slip up in their match against Servette if they wish to finish top of the group and avoid a Europa League play-off in the new year, so Mourinho will be fielding his best team.

This will include Lukaku, who'll be absent in Serie A for a while, and he'll be keen on adding to his four strikes in the Europa League this term, having only failed to score in one game in the competition thus far.

Romelu Lukaku will be hoping to add to his Europa League goal tally. – Photo by Icon sport

Ben Doak (Liverpool) – 5/2 (3.5)

Liverpool have already qualified and clinched top spot of Group E no matter what happens against Union Saint-Gilloise, and with a crunch game against Manchester United on Sunday, Jurgen Klopp will be more than delighted to rotate his squad this midweek.

Therefore, a lot of the youngsters and fringe players will be handed a rare chance to feature, including Ben Doak, who's already featured twice in the Europa League against LASK and Thursday's opponents Toulouse.

Doak is yet to get off the mark in his young Liverpool career, but this clash will hand him a prolonged period of time on the pitch. In turn, this is likely his best chance to get on the scoresheet this season for the Reds.

Pierre Emerick Aubameyang (Marseille) – 19/10 (2.9)

Brighton have kept just three clean sheets all season, with all of them coming in the Europa League. But they failed to get one against Marseille in the reverse fixture, which should point towards the same occurring on the South Coast.

Especially when Marseille boast one of the top scorers in the Europa League this season in the form of Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, with five goals to his name.

And with the French side knowing they must avoid defeat to top the group, goals will be needed against this high scoring Brighton side, who've scored nine times in their first European adventure.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Aubameyang is the top scorer in the Europa League. – Photo by Icon Sport

West Ham – Danny Ings: 33/20 (2.65)

West Ham find themselves in a similar boat to Liverpool having already qualified, and they know that just a point will see them finish top of Group A thanks to their head-to-head record against Thursday's opponents Freiburg.

David Moyes is likely to rotate in that case, as he has done often in Europe already this term. Possible beneficiary Danny Ings is yet to get on the scoresheet this season for the Hammers, but has been handed just four starts by Moyes.

With a reported illness also running through the camp, the ex-England international will fancy his chances of leading the line at the London Stadium and finally hitting the back of the net in the 2023/24 campaign.

Sporting CP – Viktor Gyokeres: 31/20 (2.55)

Last season's second-top scorer in the Championship has taken Liga Nos and the Europa League by storm with Sporting, having already scored 11 goals in just 18 appearances. And with the Portuguese outfit needing a win and Atalanta to lose, they will be forced to go full strength tomorrow.

Gyokeres has two goals and an assist this European campaign, including one against Sturm Graz whom Sporting play on Thursday, so getting him at such a favourable price of 31/20 to score anytime appears way too good to turn down, given that Sporting must win.

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