EUROPA LEAGUE BETTING TIPS AND PREDICTIONS
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Europa League 2017/18
TIPS FOR BETTING ON THE EUROPA LEAGUE
After Manchester United's coronation against Ajax last year, there are many teams that wish claim the final victory in 2018. But who are the favourites? Which teams can cause an upset? What are the statistics you should know before betting on the Europa League? Wincomparator unveils the Europa League analysis of by their football experts!
WHICH SIDE FOR THE SEMI-FINALS ?
The quarter-finals that we witnessed were full of surprises. The qualifications of Arsenal and Atletico Madrid for the final four are not surprising, but those of Olympique Marseille and Salzburg are a little. There is only one step left for these 4 teams that remain in the race for this 2017/18 edition of the Europa League before reaching the final. So to our predictions! The Europa League odds are already out at various sports betting sites and they are very enticing!
Beaten on the pitch in Leipzig in the first leg (1-0), the players of Rudi Garcia literally shone during the return match at the Vélodrome (5-2 win). In front of their supporters who came in large numbers, The stars of Marseille, like Dimitri Payet or Florian Thauvin shone, but it was all down to a strong mentality and the cohesion of a whole group who expressed themselves and qualified to the penultimate step of this prestigious competition. Marseille have all it takes to go and lift the trophy, proposed at odds of 7/2. (bet365)
Marked as a favourite in this European competition from the beginning of the season, Antoine Griezmann’s side got their ticket for the final 4 without difficulty all the same. The victory in the first leg in the previous round against Sporting Portugal (2-0) allowed them to enter the second leg more serenely but not immune to a setback. The Portuguese club tried to shake the Spanish team but to no avail. Atlético hope to go to the end of the road that ends in Lyon and win the title, proposed at a rating of 11/10(Bet365). But beware of the Arsenal, the Gunners are still one of the best squads in Europe. This show should be beautiful!
Like the previous season, many clubs are capable of lifting up the Europa League trophy in May 2018. This is particularly the case of Atlético Madrid and Arsenal, two European leaders in high-stakes games. Brilliant in the competition since the beginning of this seasons edition, the two clubs will have plenty to gain in the race for the title. A possible major title for Arsenal and a place in the Champions League next year is promised to the winner of this C3. When we see the position of the Gunners in the Premier League, needless to say, they will give everything to lift the cup next May in Lyon.
France can be proud to have a club still in the running. Olympique Marseille, author of a fantastic European season is still there, and intend to stay, their goal being to go as far as possible in this competition. If the men of Rudi Garcia show the same efficiency they did against Leipzig, the double header against the Austrian club should be within their reach.
All the odds for the final success
To make your Europa League predictions, several key figures will have to be considered when betting. First, last year, 48% of the matches had +2.5 goals, and each game had an average of 2.76 achievements in the game. Two important statistics that show that the Europa League remains one of the most spectacular tournaments in the world, and that it should push you to bet on goals every Thursday night.
Note that the offensives of the teams on the move often seem to fly in the Europa League. During the casting season, 70% of the matches had a goal for the visiting club, i.e. 7 out of 10 cases. A surprising figure, which will undoubtedly turn you to the "Team 2 goal" market. Quite often, the latter is offered around a rating of 1.90, you would not want to deprive yourself of it!
Another key figure for this C3 will be the impressive amount of goals scored after the hour of play. In most competitions in the world, it is usually the last quarter that is rich in goals, not for the Europa League. Last year, like two years ago, it was indeed between the 60th and the 75th minute of play that the most pawns were planted in the Europa League. If you want to bet on the market "Goal in the quarter of an hour", it is therefore towards the latter that you will have to turn.
Finally, to be complete, know that only 41% of the clubs that received in the return match qualified for the turn following the last season. This figure remains very surprising and further highlights the ability of teams on the move to shine. If you like to bet on the long term, then focus on feats after the group stage, this will surely be the best thing to do to be profitable on your Europa League betting’s!