UEFA Europa League Betting

Europa League betting tips, free bets and betting offers - Thursday 18 April


The race to be in Dublin is really heating up, so which four teams will crash out of the Europa League and who will march through to the semis?

Here are our betting tips for this week’s quarter-final second leg action.

Europa League Betting Tips - Thursday 18 April

UEFA Europa League Acca of the Day

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Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals

Atalanta vs Liverpool


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Bayer Leverkusen to qualify after 90 minutes and both teams to score

West Ham United vs Bayer Leverkusen


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Both teams to score

Roma vs AC Milan


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Both teams to score

Olympique de Marseille vs Benfica


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At 6/1, a £10 bet would return £72.75

UEFA Europa League acca of the week- 18 April

Atalanta vs Liverpool betting tips

Following one of the biggest upsets we’ve seen in modern European football history, and no one expected to be saying this when the draw was made, Atalanta are in pole position to reach the last four.

La Dea came into this match-up as massive underdogs, although you wouldn’t have known it simply by watching the first leg, with the visitors running out 3-0 winners on Merseyside.

Gianluca Scamacca broke the deadlock on the cusp of half time, before adding a second on the hour mark, this a deliciously calm, cushioned half-volley into Caoimhín Kelleher’s bottom-right corner.

As the Reds chased a goal back, Mohamed Salah seeing one disallowed for offside, they were caught out on the break, with Mario Pašalić firing home a third, wrapping up an historic win.

Atalanta have now visited Great Britain six times, beaten by Merthyr Tydfil (1987), Man City (2019) and Man United (2021), but winning all three in Merseyside, previously defeating Everton in 2017 and Liverpool in 2020.

So now, la Dea are on the cusp of just a second-ever semi-final appearance in a UEFA competition, having been ousted in the last four of the Cup Winners’ Cup by Mechelen 36 years ago.

Gian Piero Gasperini continues to work wonders in Bergamo, leading this historically provincial club to three successive third place finishes in Serie A, as well as two Coppa Italia Finals.

Now, following their emphatic victory at Anfield, Atalanta are gaining the global recognition they deserve, so could they go all the way and win the Europa League, ending the club’s 61-year wait for silverware?

As for Liverpool, they were hoping to say farewell to Jürgen Klopp with a quadruple, having already hoisted aloft the EFL Cup in February.

However, since then, the Reds have crashed out the FA Cup and relinquished top spot in the Premier League too, so Klopp may not get the fairytale ending supporters were dreaming of.

This tie is far from over, not least due to Liverpool’s history when it comes to European comebacks: AC Milan in 2005, Barcelona in 2019 and many more besides.

The last time the Reds visited Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia in 2020, they left 5-0 winners, needing a similarly emphatic margin of victory as they return, although this seems unlikely this time.

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Atalanta to qualify after 90 minutes

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Both teams to score

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Over 2.5 goals

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Darwin Núñez over 3.5 shots

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At 7/4, a £10 bet would return £27.50

Atalanta vs Liverpool

West Ham United vs Bayer Leverkusen betting tips

West Ham United have always been underdogs to come through this tie, ever since the draw was made in Nyon on 15 March, but now have a mountain to climb, following defeat at BayArena a week ago.

David Moyes’ intentions were clear, he traveled to North Rhine-Westphalia in search of a clean sheet, and very nearly left with one.

The scoresheet remained blank until Jonas Hofmann finally broke the Hammers’ residence with just seven minutes remaining, before substitute Victor Boniface headed home a, potentially, pivotal second in stoppage time.

So, given that Bayer Leverkusen bring with them a two-goal advantage to East London, they are overwhelming favourites to be traveling to Italy for a semi-final.

On Sunday, die Werkself were crowned Bundesliga champions for the very first time, awarded the Meisterschale following yet another win, this time hammering Werder Bremen 5-0 at home.

Xabi Alonso’s side remain unbeaten across all competitions this season, 43 matches and counting, also through to the DFB-Pokal Final, where they’ll face second-tier strugglers Kaiserslautern.

So, die Schwarzroten are targeting an unlikely treble and, given their commanding position in this tie, are on course to reach the Europa League semis for a second successive season.

West Ham United meantime have some recent European pedigree of their own, getting to the last four of this tournament two years ago, before winning the Europa Conference League last June.

Memorable European nights have become common place for West Ham in recent times, but they now require a minor-miracle to continue this latest continental escapade.

To give Irons fans hope, in the previous round, their team overcame German opposition, namely Freiburg, beaten 1-0 at Mooswaldstadion, before a resounding 5-0 victory back at the London Stadium.

This though is a massive step-up in difficulty level, with the Hammers requiring a near-perfect performance to end Bayer’s unbeaten record this season.

Thus, it would be a major surprise if Leverkusen didn’t get the job done.

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Bayer Leverkusen to qualify after 90 minutes

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Both teams to score

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Florian Wirtz to score anytime

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At 9/2, a £10 bet would return £55

West Ham United vs Bayer Leverkuse

Roma vs AC Milan betting tips

Many tipped AC Milan to come through this all-Italian affair but, after the first leg at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, it’s Roma who are pole position to advance.

A week ago, both teams created plenty of chances, but just one goal was scored, with Gianluca Mancini’s header from a corner with just 17 minutes on the clock the difference on the night.

So now, can I Giallorossi complete the job back in the Eternal City?

Roma are seeking to reach a European final for a third successive season, winning the inaugural Europa Conference League, before suffering a penalty shootout defeat in last year’s Europa League Final.

Despite this continental success, their poor form in Serie A saw José Mourinho sacked in mid-January, with Daniele De Rossi turning their fortunes around, with la Lupa on course to qualify for the Champions League.

In Europe, Roma are unbeaten in ten home matches, losing only one of their last 31, their most-recent home defeat in a knockout tie coming against Villarreal over seven years ago, getting through regardless.

Thus, I Giallorossi are confident of picking up the required result.

AC Milan meantime have already beaten Roma twice in the league this season, leaving the Olimpico 2-1 winners on 1 September, before a 3-1 win at San Siro in, what proved to be, Mourinho’s final match.

Since dropping into this competition, Stefano Pioli’s side have swatted aside both Rennes and Slavia Prague, claiming commanding first leg leads at home both times, in need of a different formulae this time.

I Rossoneri’s Champions League hopes were ended by cross-city rivals Inter 12 months ago, desperate to avoid another European exit against a domestic rivals.

So, can Milan pull off a remontada at Stadio Olimpico, or will Roma make their one-goal advantage count?

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Roma to qualify after 90 minutes

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Both teams to score

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Olivier Giroud to score anytime

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Both teams to receive a card

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At 13/2 a £10 bet would return £75

Roma vs AC Milan

Olympique Marseille vs Benfica betting tips

Following the first leg at Estádio da Luz, this tie is perfectly poised.

Benfica looked set to make home advantage really count in Lisbon, with Rafa Silva breaking the deadlock early, before Ángel Di María rounded off a free-flowing team move to make it two soon after the interval.

However, in trademark fashion, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang halved the deficit mid-way through the second 45, so 2-1 it finished in the Portuguese capital.

That was Aubameyang’s 12th goal in Europe this season, while it was his 34th Europa League goal overall, having now surpassed Henrik Larsson’s long-standing UEFA Cup record of 31.

So now, with Benfica boasting the slenderest of advantages, who will be celebrating come full time at Stade Vélodrome?

Olympique de Marseille were European champions in 1993, but have never won this competition, despite reaching the final on three occasions, ending as runners-up in 1998, 2004 and 2018.

Les Phocéens will come into this second leg full of belief, given that they’ve won their last four European home matches, scoring 14 times during wins over AEK Athens, Ajax, Shakhtar Donetsk and then Villarreal.

So, can Jean-Louis Gasset’s team complete the turnaround?

Benfica meantime, since hoisting aloft back-to-back European cups in the early-60s, have been beaten in all eight continental finals they’ve reached, including the Europa League Finals of 2013 and 2014, this accredited to Béla Guttmann’s 100-year curse; just 38 years to go!

Roger Schmidt’s team have been generally unimpressive in Europe this season, yielding a miserly four points in the Champions League group phase, before scrapping past both Toulouse and Rangers in this competition.

As Águias are not going to retain the Primeira Liga, nor win either of the two domestic cups, so need this competition to save the campaign.

Benfica have progressed through both previous ties between these two, doing so in 1990 and 2010, but we can see Marseille pulling off a comeback this time.

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Olympique Marseille to qualify

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Both teams to score

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to score anytime

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Both teams to receive a card

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At 8/1, a £10 bet would return £90

Olympique de Marseille vs Benfica

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