Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal have been installed as the two favorites to win the 2020-21 UEFA Europa League after matchday 4.
Current Premier League leaders Tottenham hammered Ludogorets 4-0 on Thursday night, which included a brace from loanee Carlos Vinicius and a 50-yard strike from Harry Winks.
Jose Mourinho’s side are actually second in their group, but a draw away to LASK next week will be enough to book their place in the second round. Before that, they go to Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday.
Spurs are currently 6/1 favorites to win the Europa League this season.
Rivals Arsenal booked their place in to the knockout stages with a convincing 3-0 win away to Molde earlier on Thursday evening. Mikel Arteta’s much changed side never looked in doubt despite not taking the lead until five minutes into the second half.
Top performances from Nicolas Pepe and Joe Willock should serve them well for the remainder of the season, which includes battling for a top four finish.
The Gunners return to domestic action on Sunday night at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers. They start the weekend down in 12th, five points outside the Champions League places and seven behind their biggest rivals.
Arsenal have been made 7/1 second favourites to win this season’s Europa League.
However, it’s too early to make a bold prediction on who will lift the trophy in Gdansk at the end of May. The likes of AC Milan and Napoli still have their places to book in the second round, whilst dropouts from the Champions League will join Tottenham, Arsenal and co in the New Year.
Shakhtar Donetsk, Atalanta, and RB Leipzig all currently sit third place in their Champions League groups – teams you’d like to avoid in the knockout stages of either competition. Olympiacos too – the Greek side eliminated Arsenal over two legs only last season.
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AC Milan are currently third favourites to go all the way in the Europa League this season, despite sitting in second place in their group, just one point above Sparta Prague.
Leicester City are the third English side to make up the top four favourites. Brendan Rodgers’ side should not be overlooked at a tasty 14/1 price. The Foxes are performing very well in the Premier League currently, up in fourth, and having booked their place in the Europa League knockout rounds this week.
With Jamie Vardy, Kasper Schmeichel, Youri Tielemans, Harvey Barnes and Dennis Praet in the side, they certainly have the talent to make a serious challenge for their first European trophy.