Who Should Be Your Soccer Betting Pick in 2018 Europa League Final?

Posted by Eric Williams on Tuesday,May 8, 2018 4:38, EDT in

Marseille and Atletico Madrid have reached the Europa League Final and will lay it all on the line when they square off on Wednesday, May 16 at Stade de Lyon in Lyon, France. If you’re looking to cash in on this expected thriller, then let’s get to my soccer betting odds analysis and pick.

Who Should Be Your Soccer Betting Pick in UEL Final?

  • When: Wednesday, May 16, 13:45
  • Where: Stade de Lyon, Lyon, France
  • TV: ESPN
  • Radio: UEFA.com

Last 10 Winners

  • 2017: Manchester United
  • 2016: Sevilla
  • 2015: Sevilla
  • 2014: Sevilla
  • 2013: Chelsea
  • 2012: Atletico Madrid
  • 2011: Porto
  • 2010: Atletico Madrid
  • 2009: Shakhtar Donetsk
  • 2008: Zenit

Soccer Betting Odds for 2018 UEL Final

  • Atletico Madrid: -½ -135 / -136 / Over 2½ +120
  • Marseille: +½ +115 / +423 / Under 2½ -140

Marseille lost 2-1 at the Red Bull Arena but advanced to the final after Rolando came on to score in the 116th minute after finding the back of the net on a corner kick that many says should never have been awarded. The French team won 3-2 over both legs to make their first European final since 2004.

Atletico dominated in their 1-0 win over the Arsenal to advance 2-1 after managing a 1-1 draw in London with only 10 men on the pitch last Thursday.

For Marseille, the final will feel like a home match with this affair being held in Lyon, where they hope their fans will give them the added push they’ll need to dispatch the Spanish visitors.

Marseille is not a safe Soccer Betting pick for the 2018 UEL Final.

Unfortunately for Marseille, Atleti plays a well-structured style in which they don’t let their opponents have very many scoring chances. Marseille often lacks direction and they can get a bit helter-skelter from time to time. Statistically, Atletico Madrid is the better team in almost every area, not to mention they’ve got far more experience with a handful of players that were on the pitch for the UEFA Champions League finals in 2014 and 2016.

Expert Soccer Betting Pick & Score Prediction

Atletico will prove to be too solid at both ends of the pitch for Marseille to beat, even in what will be something of a ‘home’ final for them. They’ve got an incredible leader in Simeone that draws up fantastic defensive schemes and it will be this edge and their huge edge in experience that lifts them to their third Europa League crown in nine years.

Pick: Atletico Madrid 2-0 Marseille