Manchester United and West Ham are the odds’ favourites to win the Europa League and the Conference League respectively. After drawing their first-leg matches in the quarter-finals. the two English clubs have to rally to qualify. Will they do it? What do the best football betting sites have to say?
Manchester United had a comfortable 2-0 lead heading to half time against Sevilla. And then disaster stroke. Two own-goals meant that the Red Devils blew a 2-goal lead and they now have to go to Seville and beat the team that made itself synonymous with winning the Europa League.
Betting sites still believe United have what it takes to qualify against Sevilla, who are currently struggling in the Spanish La Liga. Sunday’s victory over Valencia has probably saved the season for the Andalucians, as they are now 8 points clear of the relegation zone. That probably also means that the Europa League victory (which would mean Champions League football for next season) is priority number one. It is great to think of a City vs United European Super Cup in Greece this August, but there are many steps to get there.
The winner of this match will face either Juventus or Sporting Lisbon in the Europa League semi-finals.
West Ham, on the other hand, have the Premier League relegation battle to worry about primarily. While they are far from safe, the draw (coming from behind) against Arsenal on Sunday surely makes things somewhat easier for David Moyes’s men.
Gent held WHU to a 1-1 draw in Belgium, but the deciding second leg is in London. The Belgian side wants this qualification and the team used its second-fiddle squad against Mechelen on Sunday, getting their 3rd 1-1 draw in a row.
According to the odds, West Ham are 2/7 favourites to qualify to the next stage, where they would face either Anderlecht or AZ Alkmaar (the Belgians won 2-0 in Brussels).
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