Atletico Madrid Can Win The Europa League
This was supposed to be the night that Arsene Wenger ended his 22 year career as the manager of Arsenal by winning the Europa League but instead he bowed out at Huddersfield last Sunday. Atletico Madrid beat Arsenal in the last four and tonight in Lyon they are favourites to beat Marseille in the Europa League final. Wenger’s Arsenal never won a trophy in Europe and needed to win the Europa League to qualify for the Champions League. However, the Wenger era has ended with a sixth place finish in the Premier League and no European football next season. The former manager of Arsenal is temporarily unemployed and MIKAEL ARTETA has been backed into 1/3 with Ladbrokes to take over at the Emirates.
The players representing Atletico Madrid and Marseille in France tonight won’t be concerned how that pans out. They are meeting in the second biggest match in Europe and the winner of the trophy qualifies for the Champions League. Atletico are already in based on their position in La Liga. Marseille ironically are vying with Lyon for the third qualifying place in Ligue 1 so focusing on winning tonight’s final is the main issue and the Champions League can take care of itself. Atletico won the Europa League in 2010 and 2012 but have been losing finalists in the Champions League twice in the last four years. Marseille have defied the odds to make tonight’s final so ATLETICO MADRID are the team to back in 90 minutes at 7/10 with Betfair.
It’s the first day of the York May meeting at which the feature is tomorrow’s Dante stakes which is one of the most significant trials for the Derby. It will take an exceptional horse to usurp Saxon Warrior as the favourite for the most prestigious Flat race in the world. The winner of the Dante is often made the favourite but Saxon Warrior is an brilliant horse with the scope to win the Triple Crown. Harry Angel is the best horse running at York today but a five pounds penalty may hinder his chances in the Duke Of York Stakes at 3.30. On the pick of his best form BRANDO is a viable alternative and is on offer at 7/2 with bet365 to win at York today.