Europa League Semi-Final Second Leg Betting Preview
Europa League Semi-Final Preview and Predictions
Arsenal were dealt a huge blow during the first leg of their Europa League semi-final clash with Atletico Madrid’s late equaliser likely to prove a huge sucker-punch for the Gunners. They must travel to the Wanda Metropolitana on May 3rd and secure a victory in order to reach the final. Atleti have an away goal and that could prove crucial when the two sides meet once again. Our predictions suggest that the La Liga side should prevail in front of the home fans.
Paddy Power have installed Atletico Madrid as the 4/6 favourites for this clash and Diego Simeone’s side are extremely tough to beat on their own patch. The boss was sent to the stands during the first leg but he’ll be pleased with his side’s tenacity and ability to absorb pressure.
It’s 5/2 to end all square once again and it’s 8/1 for the game to end goalless, which would be enough to send the hosts through to the final.
Arsene Wenger was hoping to end his tenure in north London with success in this competition but the Frenchman admitted Atletico’s equaliser left “a bitter taste”. The outgoing boss watched his side miss numerous chances throughout the game with the Premier League outfit in control for the majority of the 90 minutes.
Atletico Madrid’s games are rarely high-scoring and they can boast a terrific defensive record. Their games are generally low-scoring and Under 2.5 Goals is expected to land once again. It is priced at 4/6.
Salzburg Must Make a Quick Start Against Marseille
Marseille enjoyed a little bit of luck as they secured a 2-0 victory at Stade Velodrome on April 26th. The French side’s goals had an element of fortune about them but their patchy away form in this competition will give Salzburg hope of getting back into the tie.
The Austrians unexpectedly-knocked-out Lazio during the previous round and could be extremely dangerous once again. They are priced at 5/4 to win the second leg and potentially secure their passage to the final of the competition. Their games have been typically high-scoring and Both Teams to Score? Yes is available at 8/13.