Atletico Madrid remain favourites for Europa League title while Schalke are out to 11/2 after drawing Athletic Bilbao

Spanish clubs continue to dominate the betting but Huub Stevens' side have been the biggest movers after they were paired with Marcelo Bielsa's Athletic side
The three Spanish teams continued to dominate the betting after Friday's Europa League draw, with Atletico Madrid now 3/1 favourites after drawing outsiders Hannover who are out to 16/1 from 14/1 prior to the draw being made.

A particularly mouth-watering tie pitches conquerors of Manchester United Athletic Bilbao against Schalke, who overcame a 1-0 deficit in their last match against FC Twente in a 4-1 second leg victory. Marcelo Bielsa's men are now 10/3 to win the tournament, while Schalke are out to 11/2 from 4/1.

Europa League Winner - Bet365
Atletico Madrid
3/1  3/1
Athletic Bilbao
3/1  10/3
7/2  10/3
4/1  11/2
Sporting Lisbon
11/1  10/1
AZ Alkmaar
14/1  16/1
Hannover 96
14/1  16/1
Metalist Khartiv
14/1  16/1
Sporting Lisbon, who stunned Manchester City to progress from their last 16 tie, have been rewarded with a trip to Ukranian side Metalist Khartiv. The Ukrainians are out to 16/1 after being drawn against the Portuguese side.

The final tie sees Valencia who comfortably saw off PSV in the last round take on Dutch side AZ over two legs. The Spanish side are out to 10/3 from 3/1 but they will be confident of progressing against a AZ side that are made 16/1 outsiders for European glory.

The winners of the game between Madrid and Sporting Lisbon will face Athletic or Schalke in the semi-final as the route to the final was also decided at the draw.

Bielsa's Athletic side have been particularly eye catching with their free-flowing style of play and they look more than capable of going all the way in this tournament.

The first leg of each tie will be played on March 29. The second legs are to be played on April 5. The final will be contested in Bucharest on May 9.

Fixtures in full

Atletico Madrid v Hannover 96
Valencia v AZ Alkmaar
Athletic Bilbao v Schalke
Sporting Lisbon v Metalist Khartiv

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