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The round of 16 of the Europa League is coming up in March. We look at the favorites of all eight games, as per 2021 Europa League last-16 odds. It looks like the Italian teams are facing the biggest danger of dropping out in the middle of the way. Whereas, the three English teams are all expected to ease through to the quarter-finals.
Online sportsbook news sites in Italy confirmed the round of 16 fixtures will take place on March 11 and 18. AC Milan and Roma picked up the strongest sides in the competition including Manchester United the trophy favorites and Shakhtar Donetsk the 2009 champions. What is more, the Spanish teams Villarreal and Granada are favored by the 2021 Europa League last-16 odds, to win their fixtures.
2021 Europa League last-16 odds on Milan vs United
This is no doubt the most anticipated fixture of the round of 16. The two European heavyweights are extremely competitive in their domestic leagues. Milan are squared with their cross-city rivals for this season’s Serie A title. Whereas, Man Utd are in contention to secure second place in the Premier League. Milan vs United took place last time n the 2010 Champions League last-16, with United winning 3-2 away and 4-0 at home. This time around 2021 Europa League last-16 odds at 10Bet Sportsbook suggest similar results. United are favorites to win the first leg with 1.64, while Milan stand at 4.75.
Roma hold several advantages over Shakhtar
The other top fixture of the round of 16 is between Roma and Shakhtar. The two teams met six times in the European competitions. The last time it was in the 2018 Champions League Last-16 when Roma won a tough game over Shakhtar. Roma are favorites with 1.52 odds. It is not because of the stats only, but because their head coach Paulo Fonseca led Shakhtar last season. So, he knows very well the strengths and weaknesses of each player of the opponents and that should help a lot.
Ajax will face off Young Boys
Ajax booked their place in the round of 16 after two big wins over the current Ligue 1 leaders Lille. They are about to meet against the Swiss strong side of Young Boys. The game will be tough but most likely it will go for the Dutch powerhouse with 1.58 odds, as per online sportsbooks in Italy.
Villarreal to meet the tough Dynamo Kyiv
Unai Emery’s men got a relatively good draw against Dynamo Kyiv. It does not mean it will be an easy game, but there are many other tougher challenges out there. Dynamo Kyiv is one of the two best teams in Ukraine and has a value of 4.00 to win against Villarreal. But, last time when the two teams met Villarreal won 2-0 on aggregate in 2005. Therefore the Spanish team is favored to win this time with 1.90 odds.
Arsenal look to redeem themselves against Olympiacos
Since 2009 Arsenal and Olympiacos met ten times in either the Champions League or Europa League. Each club won five of the ten games. What is more, they last time met in last season’s Europa League in the round of 32, with Olympiacos winning on aggregate. Arsenal look to redeem themselves this year with 1.90 odds, while Olympiacos value 3.90 to win again.
2021 Europa League last-16 odds on Tottenham vs Zagreb
Tottenham eased to last-16 following an 8-1 aggregate victory over Austrian team Wolfsberger. Now they are about to meet Croatia’s side Dinamo Zagreb. Tottenham are no doubt the favorites with 1.36 odds, while the 21 times Croatia champions value 6.75.
Rangers vs Slavia Praha can go either way
The Scottish Premiership leaders Rangers are enjoying a historic performance. They are heading to their first domestic glory in ten years under the leadership of Steven Gerrard. They also have good 2021 Europa League Last-16 odds with 2.95 value. However, they will face off against the Czech team Slavia Praha who stunned Leicester in the round of 32. Thus, it can go the other way with 2.25 odds for Praha to win.
Granada will likely win over the Swedish outfit Molde
This is arguably the weakest match with both teams the least expected to advance in the competition. However, Granada had an impressive performance eliminating Napoli in the round of 32. Therefore, they might keep up the good performance against the Swedish outfit with 1.37 odds to win.
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