Europa League Predictions & Betting

We’ve picked our best bet for each Round of 16 tie as the Europa League returns this week...

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It’s back!

A place in the quarter-finals is up for grabs this week for the teams that remain in the 2019/20 Europa League.

After such a long hiatus for this competition, we can expect the unexpected as teams return to action, so don’t discount a few surprises throughout the week.

We’ve picked our best bet for each Round of 16 tie…


Getafe to give Conte a headache?

Antonio Conte and club in-fighting go hand-in-hand, so it’s perhaps inevitable that the Inter boss is reportedly on the verge of leaving the club after several differences of opinion behind the scenes with his current employers.

That subtext to the game gives Getafe the chance to ruffle a few feathers as the two teams meet in a straight knockout tie.

Getafe’s Champions League charge collapsed in La Liga as their form dipped dramatically in the league post-lockdown. José Bordalás’ side could ultimately only secure an eighth-place finish after no wins from their last six games, but they remain a club punching above their weight. With Inter’s soap opera dominating the headlines, don’t back against them posing the Italian giants a few nervous moments here.

Tip: BTTS and Inter to win @ 33/10

LASK to light up Old Trafford?

LASK are in all likelihood heading out of this competition in a matter of days, but they’ll want to go out fighting.

Given the improbability of reversing a 5-0 deficit as they travel to Old Trafford, this game could resemble a training match for both sides as Utd look to complete the formalities here without any collateral damage. That could give LASK the chance to express themselves and demonstrate exactly why they have made it this far into the competition.

The Austrians have acquitted themselves impressively up to that heavy first-leg defeat to Utd, posting notable wins against PSV, Sporting and AZ en-route to the Round of 16.

After that run, they won’t want to leave this competition on a sour note. With the pressure somewhat off, expect them to give a good early account of themselves at Old Trafford.

Tip: LASK to score in the first half @ 67/25

Shakhtar to turn on the style?

Are Shakhtar the dark horses in this competition?

The Ukrainians hold a precious 2-1 lead as they head into this match. They should be the sharper side here given Wolfsburg haven’t kicked a ball in competitive action since a heavy final day defeat to Bayern over a month ago in the Bundesliga.

Shakhtar have pedigree in this competition as the 2008/09 UEFA Cup winners and are currently on an unbeaten nine-game streak. That ruthless streak could tell if Wolfsburg’s lack of match sharpness shows in the early stages.

Tip: Shakhtar to win by two goals @ 117/20

Basaksehir to be history makers in Denmark?

Istanbul Basaksehir have already ticked off one milestone in their short-lived history after picking up their first ever Süper Lig title this season. Can they make more waves this week in European competition by reaching this year’s quarter-finals?

They look have the stronger claims here after a tactically disciplined display in the first leg, one that sees them take a 1-0 lead to Copenhagen. That means the Turkish side can afford to play a patient waiting game here as they seek the away goal that could tip this tie decisively in their favour.

Back Basaksehir’s incredible season to continue here.

Tip: Istanbul Basaksehir to win to nil @ 61/20

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Wolves to be kept waiting at Molineux

Wolves’ epic European adventure continues, but this game now takes on a whole new complexion after Arsenal’s FA Cup success.

After narrowly losing out on a European place next season via their Premier League finish, Wolves know their only route to continental football in 2021 is to achieve Champions League football by winning this competition. They’ve shown they have the potential to mix it with the elite… could this be their year?

Nuno’s side will be aware that Olympiakos are no mugs, however, as the Greek champions travel to Molineux. The visitors ended their season in free-scoring form, and deservedly ejected Arsenal in extra time at the Emirates earlier in this competition. Like that game, this one could go the distance too.

Tip: Match to be decided in extra-time @ 28/5

Basel to settle for a borefest?

Basel look to have done the grunt work in this tie after surprisingly sweeping Frankfurt aside 3-0 in Germany in the first leg. That will be a relief to their fans after an underwhelming domestic campaign. Basel’s energies now look to be fully focused on stamping their mark in this competition after finishing a full 12 points behind champions Young Boys in the Swiss Super League.

Expect Basel to box clever here knowing they simply need to play for time to get through this tie unscathed, putting the onus all on Frankfurt to attack. If the Swiss side can keep their visitors quiet in the early stages, this fixture could fizzle out quickly.

Tip: Under 1.5 goals @ 39/10

Bayer to be rusty against Rangers?

It’s not impossible, but a 3-1 reverse at Ibrox makes further progression for Rangers in this tournament unlikely.

Could the extended break play in their favour however?

The timing might just give Rangers an outside shot here, with Steven Gerrard’s men sharpening their match fitness in their opening day Scottish Premiership win over Aberdeen, while Bayer will be a little out of practice.

The German hosts have taken an unorthodox approach to their preparations for this fixture, settling for club training games to warm up for European football after finishing their domestic season back in June.

There’s every chance Bayer might be slow out the blocks.

Now Rangers need to take full advantage.

Tip: Draw in the first half @ 73/50

A rollercoaster ride as Sevilla take on Roma?

This is one of only two Round of 16 games to be played as a straight knockout tie after the tournament schedule was revised. However, Sevilla vs Roma could be all the more entertaining for the fact it’s now effectively a shootout between two sides with genuine claims to win this year’s competition.

Expect it to be an entertaining affair, with both sides’ Europa League campaigns dominated by goals so far. Sevilla have scored at least twice in four of their 2019/20 Europa League games to date, while Roma have hit the back of the net in every single fixture they’ve played in this tournament since the start of the season.

Both sides will look to play to their strengths. That could make it a fascinating contest as they play on neutral ground at Duisburg’s MSV-Arena in Germany.

Tip: BTTS  + Total Over 3.5 @ 57/20


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