The Europa League Quarterfinals have been set! Unlike the Champions League, none of the eight teams to make the quarterfinals were decided before the COVID-19 pandemic, so every team was in action on Wednesday and Thursday. Every club still involved in the competition will now descend on Germany for the last seven matches in the 2019-20 Europa League, and they are all vying for the trophy and an automatic spot in the 2020-21 Champions League. Sevilla, Inter Milan, and Manchester United are the three favorites, but we will see how it all plays out.
Europa League Quarterfinals Betting Odds at BookMaker.eu
August 10, 2020
Manchester United -339
FC Copenhagen +882
The Red Devils had no trouble getting past LASK in the Round of 16. They won the first leg by a score of 5-0, and they largely just cruised to a 2-1 victory on Wednesday. Manchester United have punched their ticket to the Champions League thanks to their strong finish to the Premier League campaign, and that will make them sizable favorites against their Danish counterparts on Tuesday. Anthony Martial is in fine form, and that’s not good news for Copenhagen.
Copenhagen manager Stale Solbakken knows the task ahead of his side. They overcame a first leg defeat to knock off Istanbul Basaksehir 3-0 on Wednesday, and that will set up this clash with his former teammate in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Solbakken told his players that he would give them his bonus if Copenhagen were to pull off the upset, underscoring what you can expect to see in terms of the soccer betting odds here.
Inter Milan +103
Bayer Leverkusen +254
Total 2.5, 3
Antonio Conte has had Inter Milan playing excellent football over the last two months. They lost just once in Serie A play once the season resumed, and they finished just a point behind Juventus in the final standings. Conte has this team playing incredible on the back end, and Inter Milan have now held five straight opponents scoreless in all competitions ahead of this tilt.
Bayer Leverkusen beat out Borussia Monchengladbach for Germany’s last Champions League spot, but they will be at a disadvantage. Their last game prior to Thursday was back on July 4, and they looked a little rusty in their 1-0 win over Rangers. It will be difficult for them to find chances against Inter, so they have to make the most of their few opportunities.
August 11, 2020
Wolverhampton Wanderers +254
Sevilla FC +112
Total 2, 2.5
This is likely the most anticipated quarterfinal of the bunch. Sevilla are the most successful club in the history of this competition. They have won the Europa League five times, and they achieved an unprecedented threepeat between 2014 and 2016. Sevilla have held four straight opponents scoreless, and they have allowed just one goal in their last seven matches in all competitions. That will put goals at a premium considering the way Wolves play.
Wolves thrive on the counter. That has been their preferred style of play under Nuno Espirito Santo, and that has led to plenty of success for this club. Raul Jimenez is an elite forward that is undervalued in this offense, but his ability to create chances out of nothing make him valuable in this system a la Antoine Griezmann at Atletico. Wolves are known as giant killers in England, so they will look to slay the biggest giant of them all in Germany.
Shakhtar Donetsk -107
Basel FC +285
The winner of this match will rightly be seen as a Cinderella since no one expected either one of these clubs to make it to the semifinals. Shakhtar Donetsk stunned Benfica in the Round of 32, and they benefitted greatly from playing a down Wolfsburg in the Round of 16. They became the only Ukrainian team to win the Europa League in 2009, and they would love to raise this trophy once more.
No Swiss club has won the Europa League or Champions League. Basel is looking to change that this year. They have not allowed a goal in their last five Europa League matches, and a smaller side like Basel stands to greatly benefit from one game playoffs.
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