Manchester United takes on La Liga team Real Sociedad on Feb. 18 in one of the better UEFA Europa League matches of the day. Well known squads like AC Milan, Napoli, Arsenal and Tottenham are also in action on Thursday. Check out Europa League odds, analysis, and free picks for 10 of the best Europa League matches of the week!
UEFA Europa League: Man United Vs Sociedad Headlines Round of 32
Thursday, Feb. 18th Matches
- Leverkusen +106 / Young Boys +222
Leverkusen is a solid Bundesliga squad. But the Young Boys have dominated in the Swiss Super League. The hot team also battles Leverkusen on their pitch. Young Boys are worth a look.
Europa League Pick: Young Boys
- Club Brugge +175 / Dynamo Kiev +148
Brugge is the best squad in the Belgian A Division. Like Young Boys in the Swiss League, Brugge is dominating their opponents. Dynamo Kiev’s form doesn’t inspire. But they were playing in the Champions League against much better opponents. The odds difference doesn’t justify a bet on Kiev, though.
Europa League Pick: Club Brugge
- AC Milan -119 / Crvena Zvezda +303
Belgrade, that’s Crvena Zvezda, has 2 draws and 3 wins in their last 5. But let’s not kid ourselves. AC Milan has battled the much tougher opponents. Milan lost to Spezia in their last. Before that, they dominated Crotone 4-1. Give Milan the nod.
Europa League Pick: AC Milan
- Manchester United +116 / Real Sociedad +211
Although Man United has played well, they’re hard to back here. Sociedad is on a 2 match winning streak. Not only that but RS is on their home pitch and United drew with West Brom in their last EPL match.
Europa League Pick: Real Sociedad
- AS Roma +102 / Braga +229
Portuguese League squad Braga is talented. But Roma is one of the better teams in Serie A. AS bounced back from an 0-2 loss against Juventus with a 3-0 win over Udinese.
Europa League Pick: AS Roma
- Leicester City +104 / Slavia Prague +249
Slavia fell 0-4 to Leverkusen in their last Europa League match. Leicester faces Prague on the road, but it shouldn’t matter. LC is on fire. They’ve won 3-of-4, including beating Liverpool 3-1 on Feb. 13.
Europa League Pick: Leicester City
- Tottenham -238 / Wolfsberger +581
Tottenham is a mess. They’ve lost 4-of-5. The Hotspur are so much of a mess that even though Wolfsberger hasn’t played lights out, they offer overlay odds. Wolfsberger gets Tottenham on their pitch. That’s enough of a reason to take a shot.
Europa League Pick: Wolfsberger
- Napoli +112 / Granada +227
Napoli’s form isn’t great. Granada’s isn’t either. The difference between these two? Napoli has struggled against tougher squads than the home team. We’ll take the decent odds on Napoli.
Europa League Pick: Napoli
- Ajax +159 / Lille +160
This projects as one of the most competitive soccer matches of the week. Both Ajax and Lille have played great. Lille hails from French Ligue 1. They’ve got a 1-point lead over Paris Saint-Germain. Anyone who watched PSG dismantle Barcelona in a UCL match on Feb. 16 must consider backing Lille in this.
Europa League Pick: Lille
- Arsenal +127 / Benfica +190
We’re not sure if Arsenal is a better team than Benfica. We do know the Gunners head into this after dominating Leeds 4-2. Benfica could prove us wrong, but Arsenal looks like the stronger play.
Europa League Pick: Arsenal