Europa League Last 16 Stage Betting Preview
Atletico Madrid appear to be taking the Europa League seriously and the Spanish team have drawn Lokomotiv Moscow at the last sixteen stage, with Diego Simeone’s team available at 1.15 (1/8) with LeoVegas to qualify at the expense of their Russian opponents.
There is another Russian team into this phase of the competition, with CSKA Moscow hoping to get the better of Lyon although Betfair make them outsiders at 2.62 (13/8) against a French side who are focused on winning this competition.
The Ligue 1 side are 1.50 (1/2) with LeoVegas to get the job done over two legs, with Lyon having the advantage of playing the second leg clash on home soil.
Perhaps the most intriguing tie of the Europa League last sixteen stage is the clash between Arsenal and Milan, with the Serie A team available at 2.25 (5/4) to get the better of the Gunners.
Arsene Wenger could be seeing out his final few months at the Emirates Stadium, with LeoVegas chalking up 1.53 (8/15) about the London side going through to the quarterfinal stage of the competition.
Borussia Dortmund have improved markedly since their ill-fated Champions League campaign and the German side have received a favourable draw at the last sixteen stage, with Betfair going 1.33 (1/3) about them beating Salzburg.
The Austrian side are a 3.25 (9/4) chance to pull off a surprise result by beating Dortmund and they’ll look to try and expose a defence that isn’t particularly adept at keeping clean sheets.
Lazio have been erratic in Serie A this season, although the Rome team take their place in the last sixteen of the Europa League and LeoVegas go 3/10 (1.30) that the Italian side overcome Dynamo Kiev.
Dynamo are through their winter break now and Betfair have 3.00 (2/1) about the Kiev team going to the last eight stage in a clash which could be a lot closer than the odds suggest.
There’s a France v Spain clash at this last sixteen stage of the Europa League, with Marseille clashing with Athletic Bilbao and it’s a tie where the bookies are struggling to split the two teams.
Marseille play at home first and they are marginal favourites at 1.80 (4/5) with Betfair to squeeze past a La Liga team who are possibly the best value at odds of 2.10 (11/10) considering how close the match-up is.
RB Leipzig missed out in the Champions League to Porto and Besiktas, although they had their bright moments and are establishing themselves as a top team in Germany. The Bundesliga outfit are 1.57 (4/7) with Betfair to overcome the challenge of Zenit.
The Russian team overcame Celtic 3-0 after losing their first leg match 1-0 and that is excusable considering the winter break which caused them to be rusty. LeoVegas have 2.50 (6/4) that they get the job done.