Tottenham Hotspur are the new favourites for the Europa League after their stunning victory over Inter Milan, ahead of Chelsea, Benfica and Anzhi Makhachkala, Lazio and Newcastle United after an intriguing night of last-16 first-leg action.
Andre Villas-Boas has made no secret of his desire to win the continent’s secondary competition and his charges are now 3/1 with bwin to lift the trophy after a brilliant 3-0 win over Inter Milan saw them put one foot in the quarter-finals.
Goals from Gareth Bale, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Jan Vertonghen gave Spurs the win over their Serie A opponents, who are now as long as 66/1 to win the Europa League after their humbling at White Hart Lane.
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Chelsea, for their part, are second favourites at 5/1 despite losing 1-0 away to Steaua Bucharest last night.
A Raul Rusescu penalty gave the Romanians the slender advantage after another insipid Blues display and we go 40/1 that they go on and win the cup.
The third English side, Newcastle United, are 16/1 for Europa League glory after a 0-0 draw in Russia against Anzhi. Guus Hiddink’s side are 9/1 to win the competition.
Benfica are the third favourites after winning the first leg of their tie against Bordeaux. The 1-0 victory in Lisbon means the Portuguese side are 11/2 to go all the way, while the Ligue 1 outfit are 50/1.
Lazio are 9/1 to win the Europa League after they put themselves in a commanding position with a 2-0 victory away at Stuttgart, who are quoted as the 200/1 outsiders.
Rubin Kazan are the first side pegged at double figures after they secured a goalless draw in their first leg away to Levante. The Russians are 12/1, with the Primera Division side a 25/1 chance.
Liverpool’s conquerors Zenit St Petersburg are 20/1 after they went down 2-0 to Basel in Switzerland, who are 18/1 to win to win the tournament.
Turkish side Fenerbache are 20/1 after a 1-0 win away to Plzen, who are priced at 125/1.