Juventus Still Favourites To Win Europa League Following First Leg Loss

Published on April 24th, 2014 7:34 pm EST

Benfica and Sevilla scored home victories on Thursday in the first leg of their respective Europa League semi-final matches, with Benfica edging Juventus 2-1 and Sevilla beating Valencia 2-0.

Here are the updated odds to win Europa League:

Juventus, 2.50
Sevilla, 3.50
Benfica, 3.75
Valencia, 17.00

Despite dropping their first leg match to Benfica on Thursday, Juventus are still the odds-on favourites to win Europa League. Juventus is a substantial favourite to win at home next week, as you can see from the odds below:

Juventus, 1.67
Draw, 3.80
Benfica, 5.50

Valencia, 2.30
Draw, 3.50
Sevilla, 3.50

Valencia is basically being given no shot of winning Europa League, while the remainder of the teams, Juventus, Benfica and Sevilla, all have decent odds of winning.

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Who will end up being the Europa League finalists? Here are the odds:

Juventus/Sevilla, 2.00
Benfica/Sevilla, 2.40
Juventus/Valencia, 9.00
Benfica/Valencia, 11.00

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Both of the second leg games will take place on Thursday, May 1st, with Juventus playing host to Benfica and Valencia playing host to Sevilla.

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