Arsenal will look to keep Olympiacos at bay to qualify for the quarterfinals, while AC Milan and Manchester United has the makings of a classic as both will push to finish the series off. The oddsmakers at Fanduel have favored Manchester United and Arsenal in their respective matches, but don’t ever count out a surprise in the Europa League.
In Leg 1 Olympiacos did not make use of their home field advantage and were outscored by Arsenal 3-1. For Arsenal the Europa League could be the saving grace of their season that has been subpar for the Gunners. While Olympiacos will look to pull off an improbable upset, they will need to score 3 goals to go through.
Over in Milan, AC Milan and Manchester United is the main attraction of the Round of 16. After a 1-1 draw between the two sides, the Europa League would be a nice consolation prize as both teams are second in their leagues and with little chance to win their domestic title. Here are the betting options and parlays for these two Europa League matches!
Arsenal vs Olympiacos
As the odds-on favorite Arsenal comes into this match at -250. With the game all but over a draw at +390 could be a good bet, the chances that the Greek side will turn the series or even win the second game looks dim as Arsenal really got going against Olympiacos and seem the more superior side.
Arsenal has qualified in 5 of the 6 knockout contests in which they have been in the lead. Still Olympiacos has beaten Arsenal at home in their last two clashes, in the UEFA Champions League and Europa League, nonetheless Arsenal has not lost to one opponent three times at home. Youssef El-Arabi of Olympiacos has scored against the Gunners twice already and could be a good anytime goal scorer bet at +250.
AC Milan vs Manchester United
In this game the bettor has more of a chance to win some money as both teams present interesting options. AC Milan are a +240 underdog, while ManU are +115 favorites. The Red Devils are riding a good wave as they recently beat Manchester City and sit firm in second place in the Premiership. AC Milan have been on a skid and lost over the weekend to Napoli and have all but dashed their title hopes.
ManU have been eliminated in eight competitions when they did not win the home leg, while Milan has a favorable 4 out 5 wins against Manchester United at home. Bruno Fernandes has been ManU’s go to guy this season and as an any time goal scorer the Portuguese striker is paying out at +165.
A good parlay for these games is an AC Milan win and Arsenal win and a $100 bet would pay out $376 at Fanduel. It is important to note as a second leg and with Olympiacos needing 3 goals to turn the series around, Arsenal will play tight and could get a goal in a counter. AC Milan will need to use all their history against Manchester United in their favor, as a defeat will leave them in quite a hole for the remainder of the season.
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