Marseille almost got knocked out by Salzburg in the second leg of the semi final after a comfortable first leg win. The Europa League really is an odd tournament and for some reason really favours those teams that have a go. It looks like Payet will be playing for Marseille, which is handy as the win would really seal a good return on this tournament.
The summary of so far is
Sporting 34 (33/1) with Bet365 (1/2pt each way) – OUT -1
Marseille 34 (33/1) generally (1/2pt each way)
Villarreal 26 (25/1) generally (1/2pt each way) – OUT -1
Round of 32 bets
Ludogrets to qualify vs AC Milan 4 with Bet365 (1/2 pt) – LOST -0.5
Semi Final bets
Salzburg to Qualify 2.375 (11/8) with Bet365 (2pts) – LOST -2
The total losses so far are 4.5 points. If Marseille go on to lift the trophy then we would get 24.75 points profit from that bet and so 24.25 points profit all in all. If Atleti lift the trophy then it’s 7.75 points profit on the bet and so 3.25 points profit on the tournament.
Atletico are a best price 1.4 to lift the trophy so there really is little point trying to lay off any of this money. Simeone reverts to being defensive in these finals and in both Champions League finals they managed just one goal in each game and also scored just 4 goals in their last 4 Europa League matches. He is also not allowed on the bench as he serves the second of his four game ban.
Atleti are rightly favourites but a win for Marseille is a big win for us. Anyone betting on the final should be looking to get the best odds possible and look out for any special offers that are available.