Manchester City Early Favourites For The 2010-11 Europa Cup

July 19th, 2010

The 2010-11 Europa Cup is already in its early stages, and with a whole season ahead, the odds for the outright winner at Sportsbet are at the best price you will see them!

The 2010-11 Europa Cup is already in its early stages, and with a whole season ahead, the odds for the outright winner at Sportsbet are at the best price you will see them!

Spanish outfit Atlético Madrid are the defending champions after beating Fulham FC 2-1 in the final last year.

The returning champions are at $13 with Ladbrokes.com.au to retain the silverware, and seeing as the team did not qualify for the 2010-11 UEFA Champions League, will start the Europa Cup in the group stage – a guaranteed entry for the previous season winner.

Favourites for the title are Manchester City at $8, and after a superb 2009-10 domestic season and some influential signings over the northern hemisphere summer, could certainly be strong contenders.

Fellow Premier League contenders Liverpool FC are at $10 for the win next May, but having had a lacklustre domestic season last year, will need the newly appointed Roy Hodgson to work his magic to lead the side to the final as he did with Fulham last year.

Juventus, one of the most successful clubs in the history of the competition are on equal odds with the defending champions – $13.

Aston Villa, Bayer Leverkusen and Porto are next in the market with all three at long odds of $23, however as we saw last season, when  outsiders Fulham constantly overcame the odds to make it to the final; the Europa Cup is full of upsets and can be won by any club.

The 2010-11 Europa Cup will see 162 clubs from around Europe partake in the qualifying rounds, with 48 clubs in the competition proper which kicks off on the 16th of September later this year and will culminate in the final which will go ahead at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland, on the 18th of May 2011.

Remember if you want to get the best odds on the 2010-11 Europa Cup – now is the time to punt, and if you have your allegiances pledged with a certain club why not back them as you never know just how far they will go with great soccer betting options at Ladbrokes.com.au.