Chelsea and Arsenal remain Europa League favourites

Chelsea and Arsenal remain the favourites with Bookmakers following the draw for the last 32 of the Europa League.

Chelsea have been drawn against Swedish side Malmo, whilst Arsenal will face Belarus champions BATE Borisov, and neither are expected to have too many issues navigating the first knockout stage.

Scottish champions Celtic have been rewarded for their progress with a clash against Valencia – who drop down into the competition from the Champions League.

Full draw
Viktoria Plzen v Dinamo Zagreb
Club Brugge v Red Bull Salzburg
Rapid Vienna v Inter Milan
Slavia Prague v Genk
Krasnodar v Bayer Leverkusen
FC Zurich v Napoli
Malmo v Chelsea
Shakhtar Donetsk v Eintracht Frankfurt
Celtic v Valencia
Rennes v Real Betis
Olympiakos v Dinamo Kiev
Lazio v Sevilla
Fenerbache v Zenit St Petersburg
Sporting Lisbon v Villarreal
Bate Borisov v Arsenal
Galatasaray v Benfica

Chelsea remain the favourites and their odds have been trimmed to 4-1 (from 9-2) following the draw, with Arsenal second in the betting at 6-1.

Napoli were another side to benefit from a helpful draw as they will face Zurich, and they have been cut into 7-1 third favourites.

“The big names in our betting before the draw have emerged unscathed and all remain near the top of the betting. A trip to Malmo should be straightforward for Chelsea and we’ve cut the odds on our favourites lifting the trophy in Baku next summer,” said Coral’s Harry Aitkenhead.

“The problems are mounting for Brendan Rogers at Celtic and after a defeat to Hibs this weekend a tough draw was the last thing he’d of wanted. It’s hard to see the Scottish Champions making it much further,” added Aitkenhead.

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