Six Premier League sides are still in with a chance of European glory this season with Manchester City and Chelsea leading their respective markets
With so many English teams harbouring dreams of European glory, there are several side markets available with bookmakers that could be of interest to punters.
England have four of the eight Champions League quarter finalists for the first time since 2009, although the same was true in 2008 too and 888Sport go 7/10 (1.70) that there’s an English winner this season.
Manchester United edged out Chelsea on penalties in that 2007-08 campaign and the same firm offer 20/1 (21.0) that both the Champions League and Europa League feature all-English finals. This market can be found under 888 Specials as opposed to the usual football section.
It’s Manchester City that are the most likely winners of Europe’s premier club competition according to 888Sport. Pep Guardiola’s side are available at 11/5 (3.20) to lift the trophy for the first time after drawing Tottenham in the next round, while last season’s beaten finalists Liverpool are 4/1 (5.0) to go one better having been paired with Porto in the last eight.
Manchester United (20/1) have a tougher task as they face Barcelona for a spot in the semi-finals while Spurs can be backed at 28/1 (29.0) to go all the way.
An English team heads the betting in the Europa League market too with Chelsea available at 7/4 (2.75).
Maurizio Sarri’s side saw their top four hopes dealt a serious blow with the weekend defeat at Everton. However, with a favourable draw against Slavia Prague, they now stand a better chance of winning this competition than they do of finishing higher than fifth place domestically according to the latest prices.
While the Blues are only three points behind Arsenal who currently occupy fourth spot, a tricky fixture list to end the season may see Sarri prioritise the Europa League over the coming weeks.
The Gunners being placed on the opposite side of the quarter-final draw ensured the possibility of an all-English showpiece in Baku remained alive, although the Londoners are marginal outsiders against Napoli.
Unai Emery won the Europa League three times with Sevilla and the Spaniard is 17/4 (5.25) with 888Sport to come out on top again here.
Carlo Ancelotti’s men are a shade shorter in the outright betting at 15/4 (4.75) although the second and third favourites being drawn together has undoubtedly helped Chelsea’s chances of silverware according to the odds compilers.
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