Post draw Europa League odds
The draw has been made for the Europa League final eight. Shock exits came to Italian giants Inter who failed to score a single goal against German outfit Eintracht Frankfurt, while Sevilla slipped up to Slavia Prague at the last gasp in extra time.
Napoli’s home advantage saw them sleek through on a troublesome night in Salzburg, while Chelsea and Benfica saw off dinamos of Kiev and Zagreb respectively in full force.
Before the Europa League draw Chelsea were firm favourites at around 7/2 (4.5), closely followed by, Napoli, Arsenal, Inter and Sevilla.
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The draw is as follows:
Arsenal vs. Napoli
Villarreal vs. Valencia
Benfica vs. Frankfurt
Slavia Prague vs. Chelsea
So how has the draw as well as surprise exits affected the odds? Well in terms of the favourites to lift the trophy not much has changed. Chelsea, Napoli and Arsenal still lead the line with Valencia, Benfica and Eintracht Frankfurt trailing.
Chelsea’s odds have dropped down considerably to around 7/4 (2.75). Napoli and Arsenal being drawn against each other has steadied their odds with very little movement. The Italians are around 4/1 to lift the trophy while Arsenal have slightly more value at 5/1. Both teams struggled in their round of 16 ties which might be some indication as to why the bookies are sticking tight.
A good outsider bet for the Europa League winner would have to land on either Eintracht Frankfurt or Benfica at odds of around 10/1 depending on what bookie you choose to go with.
Frankfurt impressed by seeing off Inter and have a steely determination about them, although Portuguese are no strangers to European competition either.
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