It is not just about the Champions’ league when it comes to Europe, with the Europa league having also now reached the knockout stages. Much anticipation is already building ahead of the next round of fixtures taking place later this month. So here we cover the five sides most likely to be battling it out for the title.
Spanish side Sevilla are the general favourites for the title and proving popular with punters using the offers available at match-bonus-code.co.uk. This will come as no surprise when you look at their incredible history in the competition. They are five time winners, that includes them winning three in succession between 2013 and 2016. Sevilla are also battling it out near the top of the Spanish top flight and will be hopeful of securing a Champions league spot for next season. They have been drawn against CFR Cluj in the next round of fixtures and will be the very strong favourites to progress through.
Another of the sides at the top of the market are Premier league outfit Manchester United. They have an incredible European pedigree with three Champions league titles in their history. United have also won the Europa league back in 2017. They appear to have a tough task on their hands if they are to finish in the top four domestically, so this will be seen as a great opportunity to qualify for the Champions league next season. They have drawn Club Bruges in the next round and will also be expected to progress through.
They were surprisingly knocked out of the Champions league, so are now without a doubt one of the key sides to beat in this competition. They continue to battle it out at the top of the Serie A table, so it will be interested to see how much importance they put into this competition now. Inter Milan are also three time winners of this competition and three time winners of the Champions’ league. They have been drawn against Ludogorets in the next round of fixtures.
The Dutch side are another team to have surprisingly been knocked out of the Champions league. They are flying domestically, so will also be expected to challenge in this competition. Ajax won the Europe league back in 1992 and are also four time winners of the now Champions league. They have been drawn against Getafe in the next round and will also be strong favourites to progress through.
The final side to make the select list are last season’s defeated finalists Arsenal. This competition will also be of much importance to them if they wish to play in the Champions league next season, as they appear unlikely to finish in the top four domestically. Arsenal are usually very dangerous in this competition, so must enter calculations. They have been drawn against Olympiacos in the next round and will be expected to progress through.