Date: 6th March 2017 at 5:00pm
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16 Teams have now been drawn against each other for the round of 16 part of the Europa League competition. It’s clear all 16 teams have a chance of winning it and there could well be a surprise on the cards, but if you are looking to have a bet on the Europa League, you should have a look at the following 5 teams as you will agree that they have a much better chance of securing the trophy than the others.

  1. Manchester United

The obvious choice to pick for a winner of the Europa League at this stage would be Manchester United because of their recent form. Manchester United have had a good few months in domestic and European ties and it could be them that wins the trophy for the first time in their history. If you fancy having a bet on Manchester United’s chances in Europe this year, have a look at the Betway 2017 information page for the best odds and free bets to take advantage of.

  1. Roma

The Italian giants are clearly up there with Manchester United and they could be the ones that are holding the trophy come the final. Italian teams have always had a knack for defending and when it comes to the Europa League that is just as important as scoring goals. You will be able to get a bet on Roma to win the cup at great odds of 6/1, and those odds are well worth punting on given their overall attacking ability.

  1. Lyon

Lyon could well be up there come the end of the competition and with their addition of Memphis Depay from Manchester United in January, that could well give them the extra legs to go on and win it. You can get Lyon at 11/1 to win the competition and that is great odds for a team of their ability. Lyon put their AZ Alkmaar opponents to bed after a convincing 7-1 victory in the second leg of the tie, and that shows Lyon have goals in them to take the competition come the final.

  1. Shalke 

German side Shalke have always been tough opposition and even though they haven’t scored a lot of goals in the competition, they still have great defending abilities and that could prove to be more important if they have to face the likes of Manchester United or Roma.

  1. Celta Vigo

One of the surprising teams that can go on and win the Europa League from here is Celta Vigo. The Spanish side have already beaten Real Madrid in the domestic league which just goes to show they have the ability to beat anybody on their day. You can get odds of 12/1 on Celta Vigo to win the cup from here which is massive odds for a team with so much ability. They certainly wouldn’t be at the top of the list of teams to win the competition, but if they keep stringing out good results there is no reason why they don’t have a good chance of winning it.

Just because Manchester United are firm favourites to win the trophy at odds of 1/1 after Tottenham have dropped out of it, it still doesn’t mean they are going to win it as they will still have to play tough competition to get their hands on the trophy. You could even have a look at Zenit St Petersburg to walk away with the trophy, as Russian sides also have the ability to grind out important results when needed.