Europa League Quarter Finals Betting 2018 Winner Odds & Predictions17th March 2018 / lee
The Gunners will be happy enough with their tie from the draw for the quarter finals of the UEFA Europa League. The Premier League side will get to take on CSKA Moscow in the final eight and it has been a nice reward for them after seeing off AC Milan in the last round. It is a good looking draw for Arsenal here against the tournament outsiders now and certainly with Lazio and Atletico Madrid still in the mix, there were far worse draws that they could have gotten. Here is a preview of the Quarter Final ties.
Europa League Quarter Finals Betting Winner Odds*
Atletico Madrid 11/8, Arsenal 3/1, Lazio 15/2, RB Leipzig 9/1, Marseille 10/1, Salzburg 16/1, Sporting Lisbon 25/1, CSKA Moscow 33/1* (betting odds taken on March 16th, 2018 at 9:39 p.m.)
Leipzig (GER) v Marseille (FRA)
Leipzig are in their debut European season and therefore this will be their first coming together with Marseille. Leipzig ran out 3-2 winners over Zenit St Petersburg in the last round to get through, while Marseille took out Athletic Bilbao a lot more comfortably, running out 5-2 winners on aggregate. The French outfit have only managed to win once before in Germany from a W1 D2 L5 record there which could make the first leg interesting. But they have had a great season and do look to be a strong team in form. Bundesliga side Leipzig have already tasted success over a French side this season having collected four points off Monaco in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League, which helped them get third place.
Prediction: This is going to be the tightest of the four matches of this stage of the competition. Leipzig will be up for the challenge, certainly at home, however, Marseille have had a very strong season and may just have that extra quality and power to squeeze through.
First Leg Odds*: Leipzig 10/11, Draw 12/5, Marseille 31/10* (betting odds taken on March 16th, 2018 at 9:39 p.m.)
Arsenal (ENG) v CSKA Moskva (RUS)
Arsenal cleared some murky waters of their season by producing a 5-1 aggregate win over AC Milan in the last round, a tie that was supposed to have caused them problems. Now they get a shot at underdogs CSKA Moscow so are in with a good chance of moving forward. Arsenal and CSKA Moscow were paired up in the 2006/07 UEFA Champions League group stage and it was the Russians who came out on top from those encounters, winning 1-0 at home and drawing 0-0 on the road. Arsenal have failed to win from their four previous trips to Russia (D1 L3) but then CSKA Moscow have lost eight of their last five games against English sides, including their games against Manchester United in the Champions League group stage this season.
Prediction: After their displays against AC Milan, Arsenal should be comfortable enough in this tie and should sail through the tie, even if it’s just a matter of holding out away from home in the second leg.
First Leg Odds*: Arsenal 4/11, Draw 7/2, CSKA Moscow 17/2* (betting odds taken on March 16th, 2018 at 9:39 p.m.)
Atlético Madrid (ESP) v Sporting CP (POR)
Atletico Madrid are the 11/8 outright favourites with bet365* (betting odds taken on March 16th, 2018 at 9:39 p.m.) in Europa League betting now after putting a surprisingly poor campaign together in the group stage of the Champions League. But they are in the mood by the looks of things here and they have a nice draw for themselves in the final eight here. Atletico and Sporting have met once before, which was in the 2009/10 round of sixteen in the Europa League, the two games being drawn, but it was the season that Atletico went on to lift the title. Sporting have a pretty miserable record in Spain (D3 L9) and have suffered defeats against Barcelona in the group stage of the Champions League already this season. That’s five straight defeats against Spanish opponents now for them and they have won just one of their last twelve against a Spanish side (D3 L8).
Prediction: This should be a good tie for Atletico to get their teeth into. Sporting are unlikely to get up to the levels that Atleti can produce so look for comfortable passage for the Spaniards.
First Leg Odds*: Atletico Madrid 1/3, Draw 15/4, Sporting Lisbon 9/1* (betting odds taken on March 16th, 2018 at 9:39 p.m.)
Lazio (ITA) v Salzburg (AUT)
Lazio got the better of Dinamo Kiev in the round of sixteen, winning through 4-2 on aggregate. They do look one of the stronger sides left in the competition, but they have actually lost their last three games against Austrian sides. They met Salzburg back in the 2009/10 UEFA Europa League group stage and lost both games 2-1. So they have to play with some revenge on their minds going into this one. Lazio are 7/10 odds on at bet36* (betting odds taken on March 16th, 2018 at 9:39 p.m.) to win the first leg at home and that could be important because the Austrians are undefeated at home in this season’s Europa League. Salzburg caused a shock in the last round by taking a 2-1 aggregate victory over Borussia Dortmund.
Prediction: The Italians have to be a bit wary in this one but it is the first leg at home which is likely to give them an average. They can build something there to defend back out in Austria.
First Leg Odds*: Lazio 7/10, Draw 5/2, Salzburg 17/2* (betting odds taken on March 16th, 2018 at 9:39 p.m.)
Quarter Final First Legs – April 5th, 20118
Lazio v Salzburg
Atletico v SPorting
Arsenal v CSKA Moscow
Leipzig v Marseille
Quarter Final Second legs to be played on April 12th.
To Qualify Odds*
Arsenal 2/9, CSKA Moscow 3/1
Lazio 8/13, Salzburg 6/5
Atletico Madrid 2/9, Sporting Lisbon 3/1
Leipzig 10/11, Marseille 10/11* (all betting odds taken on March 16th, 2018 at 9:39 p.m.)
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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!
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