Matches start at 1:30 pm EDT.
(Due to a technical glitch the byline is wrong. Our soccer writer Sean Miller made these picks.)
Thursday is another of the good days if you are a fan of the sport. The UEFA Europa League playoffs start at 10 a.m. and go until 5 p.m., with 42 teams in action across the continent.
Watch for the teams dropping down from Champions League qualification: you will see them as heavy favorites today to make the main draw next Friday in Monaco.
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UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE PLAYOFF FIRST LEGS
Ludogorets (-188) vs. Maribor (+550), draw (+300), 1:30 p.m. EDT
Ludogorets -1 Asian handicap (-105)
FC Copenhagen (-450) vs. Riga (+1300), draw (+475). 1:45 p.m. EDT
FC Copenhagen -1.75 (-125)
Over 2.5 goals (-140)
AZ Alkmaar (-125) vs. Antwerp (+350), draw (+260), 2:30 p.m. EDT
AZ Alkmaar ML (-125)
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