European delight on the cards for English - The Gambling Times

European delight on the cards for English

Punters are backing Premier League for success on the continent this season ahead of the highly anticipated return of European football this week.

Tottenham host Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday evening following Manchester United’s clash with PSG, while Arsenal and Chelsea resume their Europa League campaigns with away trips to BATE Borisov and Malmo respectively on Thursday evening.

English sides currently head both outright markets in Europe, with Manchester City 3/1 favourites ahead of Barcelona in the Champions League, with Liverpool at 9/1 ahead of their home tie with Bayern Munich next week. 4/1 shots Chelsea just edge Arsenal at 5/1 to lift the Europa League trophy in Baku.

BoyleSports are now offering 13/2 that English sides pick up both trophies, while it is an odds-against 11/10 that they win neither. The betting outlook is positive for the Premier League cohort at 2/5 that either trophy will make its way back to England after the finals in May.

Lawrence Lyons, spokesperson for BoyleSports said: “The English sides have a strong hand in both competitions this season and we’re seeing the vast majority of support getting behind a Premier League assault on European silverware in May. Man City and Chelsea are popular favourites in both tournaments but there’s a supporting cast too that hasn’t been shy in picking up support from punters this week.”

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