Predict the Champions League, Europa League, and Conference League Finalists this MidweekPublished May 3, 2022 by Florin P
Manchester City and Liverpool are favorites on the road in the Champions League semifinals, with visitors also having a slight edge in the Europa League second-to-last stage.
The second to last stages of the major European competitions are scheduled for this midweek. By Thursday evening we will know the names of the six finalists that will play for the most important trophies in continental football. In the Champions League, Liverpool and Manchester City are favorites to advance to the final, while the Europa League and Conference League semi-finals are much closer.
Villarreal Switches to Offensive Football vs Liverpool
Villarreal can no longer afford to play defensive football against Liverpool, now that they have a home pitch advantage. They need to offset the two-goal handicap, but they start as underdogs, with odds of 37/10 at bet365 sports. The visitors can afford to take it slow and should be able to capitalize on the odds of 7/10 by picking up all three points once again.
Manchester City has Slight Edge Over Real Madrid
Manchester City won the first leg against Real Madrid but allowed three goals despite dominating their opponents. This means that they will have a harder time on the road, even though they are credited with the first chance and odds of 11/10 by bet365 sports. Real Madrid will settle for a narrow margin win and another overtime, with a 90 minutes victory being priced at 21/10 by the same bookmaker.
Frankfurt and West Ham Play for the Europa League Final
Frankfurt won in London and now has the first chance to advance to the Europa League final. West Ham will need to recuperate the points lost in Germany, where they have a very slight edge, as reflected by the odds of 19/10. Frankfurt lost on Monday but chose to rest some key players, so the odds of 3/2 offered for a home win on Thursday look very tempting.
Rangers can reach the Europa League Final on Thursday
Leipzig won the first leg of the Europa League semi-finals, but the narrow lead might not be enough to advance to the last stage. Rangers will throw everything they’ve got at the Germans when they come visiting on Thursday evening. The Scottish team has a decent chance at winning, with odds of 13/5 offered by 1xBet highlighting their ability to win in regulation time.
AS Roma and Leicester Play Close-Call Semifinal
AS Roma and Leicester were unable to claim all three points in the first semi-final but will make another attempt on Thursday. The match looks like the perfect coin flip, with odds of 17/10 on each team at 1xBet, but the Italians have the home pitch advantage. They have no players injured or suspended, so we give them preference against Leicester, who struggled in recent weeks.
Marseille and Feyenoord Chase the Only Accessible Trophy
Marseille and Feyenoord are out of the race for a domestic trophy, so the Conference League final is their main objective. The Dutch side won the first leg by 3-2 and will need to maintain the high level of play in France. Marseille has a decent chance to rebound and punters who trust him to win the decisive match will enjoy odds of 11/10 at 1xBet.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Tuesday, May 3 at 6 A.M. UK time.