Together with the Champions League, the Europa League also returns this week, so football fans have a lot of entertainment going on in the middle of the week. However, some interesting question arise. What do online sportsbooks expect from the first legs of the Round of 32? Who will be eliminated, who will decide the duels in the first legs and which ones will be the toughest battles? Make your predictions and bet on Europa League for the best odds online!
Are you ready to bet on Europa League? Would you like to gain some extra money? Check out the list of the football matches of Thursday night and place your bets at the best betting sites online! Let us help you in finding the best odds for Thursday betting! Manchester United will host St Etienne, Roma travels to Spain in hopes of beating Villarreal, while Celta Vigo hope to knock Shakhtar Donetsk out of Europa League after eliminating Real Madrid from the Copa del Rey. Let’s see the best odds to bet on Europa League!
MU v St Etienne
Manchester United are in quite a good form lately and the French side might be the loser of their uprising series of performances, according to Europa League predictions by online sportsbooks in the UK. The odds for Man Utd to win are only 1.33 (1/3) at Bet365, while the same betting site rates the French victory at 11.00 (10/1).
Hence, Mourinho’s men are clear favourites, especially because the game will be played in Old Trafford, where Manchester United have not lost a single game since September 2016. They haven’t even condeded a goal in their last 4 matches. St Etienne’s chances to qualify are not too good. Maybe players could even risk a Correct Score betting of 2-0 or 3-0 for 5.75 (19/4) or 7.50 (13/2) at Betway.
Villarreal v Roma
Those who will bet on Villarreal v Roma, will probably bet on the biggest football derby of this week’s Europa League game. Both teams do relatively well in their domestic leagues: Villarreal are 6th in La Liga, although they are a bit left behind from the Champions League places. On the other hand, AS Roma are 2nd in Seria A, 2 points ahead of Napoli, 7 behind Juventus.
The Italian side won’t have an easy task at winning in El Madrigal (or, in Estadio de la Cerámica) according to online sportsbooks in Italy. Villarreal are actually favourite to win the first leg thanks to their 2.60 (8/5) odds at 32Red Sports. However, the odds for Roma to qualify are only 1.67 (4/6) at NetBet, while the best odds for Villarreal to qualify to the next round are 2.50 (6/4) and can be found at Coral Sportsbook.
Celta Vigo v Shakhtar
It would only make an interesting bet as Celta Vigo have eliminated one of the best teams in the world, Real Madrid, from the Copa del Rey; but right after they were knocked out by Deportivo Alavés. The question is, which face will they show against the Ukrainian side? Shakhtar won’t give up so easily, so Celta are facing a tough encounter for sure!
Would you like to place your bets on any of these games? Do you have better suggestions on how to bet on Europa League? Do you think other games come with better betting options? Feel free to let us know by leaving a comment below!