Playing host to an eye-catching number of big name clubs, this season’s Europa League looks like being one of the most competitive in recent memory.
Surprisingly eliminated from the Champions League group stages, Atletico Madrid have been immediately installed as dabblebet’s 7/2 (4.50) favourite to go all the way in this competition.
This is understandable considering Diego Simeone’s team has reached the Champions League final twice in the last three seasons, and lifted this trophy in both 2010 and 2012.
Gunners to claim glory
However, while Los Rojiblancos are comfortably positioned in second place in La Liga, Arsenal’s poor Premier League form could make them more likely candidates to push themselves in this tournament.
Currently eight points adrift of the top four, winning this competition arguably represents the Gunners’ most realistic hope of Champions League qualification – just as Manchester United did last season.
With a relatively kind draw against Swedish minnows Ostersunds in their favour, Arsene Wenger’s men offer good value at 5/1 (6.00) to go all the way.
Double for Napoli?
In contrast, Napoli are still fighting hard to claim their first Scudetto since 1990, so are unlikely to focus their attention elsewhere enough to justify their own 8/1 (9.00) outright odds.
What’s more, the Partenopei have been drawn against a strong RB Leipzig side currently sitting second in the Bundesliga, and who probably offer better value at 18/1 (19.00) themselves.