The draw for the quarterfinals in the Europa League was held and we have some really interesting matches. The luck was on the side of the English teams, because they managed to avoid each other and we will not see a match between the representatives from the Albion.
Here are the couples: Chelsea welcomes at Stamford Bridge the Russians from Rubin Kazan, while Tottenham will play with Basel from Switzerland. The third English club Newcastle will be a guest in the first meeting against Benfika from Portugal and in the only match where both teams will be outside UK we will see a battle between Lazio from Rome and the Turkish team Fenerbahce. The first match will be played in Istanbul.
Now the most important thing for all the betting lovers, namely is what shows the table with ante post odds?
The biggest favorite for the Europa League Cup is Tottenham. Most of the betting houses give them odds of 3.25 to win the tournament. Nearby is Chelsea, which has a coefficient of 3.5 to be the winner of the Europa League.
Here is an interesting story, if Chelsea win the tournament they will make history. So far no team has been able to win the Champions League and on the next year to win the second strongest tournament in Europe.
The third favorite for the top spot, according many betting houses is the giant from Portugal Benfica. The chances the title to go back to Lisboa are estimated at 5. To the teams that have a chance to win the title we can also add Lazio as their victory in the Europa League will bring a factor of 7 for those who would have bet on them.
The chances for the other four teams are much smaller, according to the bookmakers. The odds for Newcastle are estimated at 13, Rubin Kazan on 17 and Fenerbahce at 21. With fewer chances for a win is Basel and a bet on them would bring 29 odds.
So before playing the quarterfinal matches, who is your favorite to win the Europa League?