UEFA Europa League odds: Liverpool 10/1 after shock Atalanta loss
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UEFA Europa League odds: Liverpool 10/1 after shock Atalanta loss

Liverpool are no longer the favourites in the UEFA Europa League odds, according to bwin, after a truly disappointing 3-0 loss to Atalanta in their quarter-final first-leg at Anfield. Jurgen Klopp, in his first season at Liverpool, took the Reds to the final of the Europa League where they lost out to Sevilla. Since that heartbreaking defeat, the German has won the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup, Carabao Cup, Community Shield, Super Cup and Club World Cup with the club. The Europa League remains the only competition that Klopp has managed in during his time in England that he hasn’t won, and many thought that could change this year, but the odds have shifted majorly from 7/4 to 10/1… bwin has Bayer Leverkusen as the favourites in the latest UEFA Europa League odds, ahead of the likes of Atalanta, who produced a real statement of intent with their trashing of Liverpool away from home, as well as fellow Italian side Roma, who beat AC Milan at the San Siro on Thursday.

UEFA Europa League odds

Bayer Leverkusen – 11/10

Bayer Leverkusen play some of the most attractive football in Europe right now, and a lot of that has to do with their incredibly exciting manager, Xabi Alonso. Many felt that next season, Alonso would be managing Liverpool in the Champions League next season, but the 2010 World Cup winner has announced that he’ll be staying with the German side for at least another year. Alonso’s focus remains solely on Leverkusen and winning both the Bundesliga and Europa League with the German club, which they’re now the favourites to do. Leverkusen are 13 points clear at the top of Bundesliga after beating Bayern Munich 3-0 back in February, and his side will be crowned German champions if they manage to win their game this weekend against Werder Bremen, which they’re also expected to do. Given how well they’ve played this year, it’s also not surprising to see the German outfit, who will play West Ham in the last eight, priced as the favourites in the UEFA Europa League odds, at 11/10

Atalanta – 9/2

Unsurprisingly, up next are Italian side Atalanta, who seem likely for the semi-finals of the UEFA Europa League after surprisingly beating Liverpool 3-0 at Anfield in the first-leg of their last eight tie. They’ve been in decent form this year domestically too, finding themselves in sixth place in the Serie A. With odds of 9/2, Atalanta could be an interesting shout to win the Europa League this year, with a relatively easy path through to the final in Dublin if they manage to beat Liverpool, which they’re not expected to do.

Roma – 6/1

Roma have been a different unit under Danielle De Rossi, with the club legend guiding his side to a 1-0 away win over AC Milan in the first-leg of their quarter-final tie. The game is now in their hands, and his Roma team are expected to progress to the final four, where they’ll play either West Ham or Bayer Leverkusen. While Leverkusen are a tough team to play against, Roma have shown that they can beat anyone on their day when they’re at it, so they could be worth a punt for the UEFA Europa League at 6/1.

Benfica – 9/1

With Liverpool now unlikely to be playing in the semi-finals, Benfica will be licking their lips, seeing their route to the final as a relatively kind one. They were drawn against Marseille in the last eight, and beat the French side 2-1 in their first-leg. If results stay the same way, they’ll face Atalanta in the last four, and will like their chances of progressing to the final, by which point anything can happen. A bit of a long shot, but at 9/1, there are worst bets to make than Benfica being crowned UEFA Europa League winners come May 22.

Liverpool – 10/1

Completing our top five are Liverpool, who many would have viewed coming into the quarter-finals as the favourites to win the UEFA Europa League. However, the Reds were complacent going into their tie against Atalanta, and lost the first leg 3-0. The loss saw them drop from favourites down to fifth-favourites, with odds of 10/1. European comebacks have been a staple of Liverpool’s history, but the bookies think they’ll have to be on another level to beat Atalanta more than 3-0 in Italy, by which point they could become favourites again. View the latest football odds All odds and markets correct as of date of publication.
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