The Europa League Round of 16 draw gave us quite a few big matches. Arsenal will face Sporting Lisbon, Juventus will have to take over Freiburg, Manchester United will meet Real Betis and Conference League holders will clash will Real Sociedad. As for Sevilla, the winningest team in the history of the Europa League, they will have to beat Fenerbahce if they are to go through to the quarter-finals.
Arsenal, Europa League defeated finalists of 2019, will find a familiar face when they visit Libon on the 9th of March. Hector Bellerin, a Gunner for 10 years, plays his football at Sporting and will love to meet his former teammates. Arsenal are favoured to win the away tie and qualify for the Quarter-Finals.
Manchester United will host Betis, in the first leg of their double tie. The 2017 Europa League champions will face a Spanish team for a second round in a row, after an impressive 4-3 aggregate win over Barcelona.
See the odds for the first leg of the Europa League Round of 16
After the Round of 16 ties were announced, the odds for the Europa League winner were updated. Manchester United remained on top of the list, Arsenal’s odds dropped and Union Berlin are now fourth favourites.
In the Conference League, West Ham United, one of the favourites to lift the trophy, has been drawn against possibly the weakest team in the competition. Villarreal and Lazio are the other two favourites to win it all. Here are the odds for the first leg of the Round of 16.
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