The UEFA Europa League Quarter-Finals roll on as the clashes on Thursday, April 29, pit four soccer clubs with very different histories against each other. In the first leg, Manchester United host Roma at the Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester, England, while Arsenal travel to Spain to face Villarreal.
The Spanish side beat Dinamo Zagreb 3-1 on aggregate, the Gunners crushed Slavia Prague with a total result of 5-1, Manchester United beat Granada 2-0 in each leg and Roma were the better side in the two ties against Ajax 3-2.
While picking a straight winner might not be as attractive there are many betting opportunities in the over/under or who scores first that might be much more attractive. Let’s take a look at the sports betting options for these matchups.
Manchester United vs Roma betting picks
DraftKings see Manchester United as the firm favorites in this match, considering are the better side in head-to-head games, managing four wins in six clashes so far. The Premier League outfit cruised past Real Sociedad 4-0 on aggregate, Milan 2-1 on aggregate, and Granada 4-0 on aggregate to reach this phase.
As a result, the Red Devils are at -180 to win this matchup while the wager on the underdogs, Roma is at +490. At $100, the bettor could earn $490. The Italian club, meanwhile, faced Brada and triumphed 5-1 on aggregate over them, Shakhtar 5-1 on aggregate, and thanks to a 3-2 victory over Ajax, they are now meeting United in the Semi-Finals. Betting that the matchup ends in Over 3.5 goals, for example, is paying out +230, if you want to bet on the clash, as it might be much more interesting than an outright bet.
Villarreal vs Arsenal betting picks
Arsenal are +185 underdogs, mostly because of their poor performances in the Premier League 2021-22 season. They do not enter this game with high spirits, as the Gunners have managed a draw and a loss in two of their most recent fixtures. The last time they celebrated a triumph was against Slavia Prague, qualifying for this stage thanks to a 5-1 aggregate result. They can boast going past Olympiacos 3-2 on an aggregate and Benfica 4-3 on aggregate.
Meanwhile, Villarreal have reached the Semi-Finals thanks to a 4-1 win over Salzburg on aggregate, a total of 4-0 over Dynamo Kyiv, and eventually, a 3-1 victory over Dinamo Zagreb in the Quater-Finals. FanDuel believe that the Yellow Submarine will go into the second leg with an advantage, as they are at +145 to win on Thursday. On the other side, Mikel Arteta's side are at +185 to pull an upset, and a tie would result in a +30 payout. Knowing that Arsenal have too much at stake here, considering that the Europa League is their only road to European competition next season, betting that the game ends in a 2-1 win for the Gunners could be a sure bet, at +1000, a $100 bet could earn the bettor $1,000.
Parlays for these two Leg 1 matchups of the UEFA Europa League Semi-Finals
A solid parlay bet could be the following: Manchester United and Roma to score Over 3.5 goals, and Arsenal to beat Villarreal 2-1. At $100, the bettor could win up to $1,230.
Want to stay in the know about all UEFA Europa League fixtures and betting options? Don’t miss a single detail on one of the most prestigious soccer leagues in the world and its possible contenders thanks to our betting articles right here at Bolavip!