Who Will Win Game 1 of Europa League 2017 Semifinals?
May 3, 2017
The Game 1 matches of the Europa League semifinals 2017 is all set with the Ajax Amsterdam and Olympique Lyonnais playing on May 3. On the next day, it will be the Celta De Vigo vs Manchester United match.
According to Bitcoin sports betting odds, bookies are giving the Lyons slightly favorable odds than Ajax, while Manchester has the upper hand against Celta De Vigo. However, the odds of the two are very close to each other.
Ajax Amsterdam vs Olympique Lyonnais
In this match, Ajax is the clear favored team if the bookie’s odds are anything to go by. However, the team could be reeling from its loss with PSV Eindhoven last month. This loss has widened the distance to the Eredivisie title. The team is four points away from the leading Feyenoord and there are only two chances for Ajax to catch up. With its stint in the professional football league in the Netherlands, bettors hope that they will be in a better condition when they go head-to-head with Lyon.
On the other hand, Lyon is also not in good shape. The team lost its key player Alexandre Lacazzet due to a knee injury. Alexandre experienced a knee injury during the team’s game against Besiktas. He will not make it to any of the semifinals matches.
It is up to Nabil Fekir to fill in Alexandre’s shoes. In previous games, Nabil shows that he is capable of becoming an asset to the team.
Celta Vigo vs Manchester United
On the May 4 match, BetEast.eu gives Celta Vigo odds of 2.91 while Manchester gets 2.62. For BetOnline.ag, the moneyline odds for Celta are 2.81 while Manchester gets 2.58. Based on these Bitcoin sportsbook odds, the match is going to be a close one for these two teams.
There are many fans that are looking forward to seeing Manchester to bring home the cup. However, Man United is not in its best form in the semifinals. The team will be missing Shaw and Bailly due to a tie with the match against Swansea. Even Ibrahimovic is not available due to injuries. The team may need to depend on Rashford or Martial to break through Celta Vigo defenses and carry the team.
Celta Vigo’s odds might be due to its three losing games in a row during Sunday. Despite this, the team has the men to form an impenetrable wall against Manchester’s offense. Celta Vigo also has Sisto who may have the drive to get a goal from the opponent.
Despite losing its key players, Manchester will still be a formidable opponent for the Celta Vigo. At the same time, United will need to find the drive to break away from its drawing streak mentality to get to the finals.