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Porto the obvious Europa League betting tip choice

| 21.04.2011

Providing Europa League betting tips becomes far easier when there are only four teams left in the competition and favourites Porto look as though they will prove tough to stop.

Andre Villas Boas is having a magical first season in charge at Porto as there is still every chance that he could land a treble.

The Portuguese league title has already been wrapped up and they face Vitoria Guimaraes in the Portuguese Cup final on May 22nd, which is a game they will be expected to win.

The third part of the treble is the Europa League and Porto are 6/4 to win their first European title since their Champions League success in 2004.

Standing between Porto and a place in the final at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on May 18th are Villarreal, who are the only non-Portuguese club to reach the last four.

Villarreal are 9/4 in the Europa League odds and victory would secure the club’s first ever major European trophy.

The strong home form of the Spanish club makes them a solid Europa League betting tip, but their first leg against Porto is away from El Madrigal.

Benfica lost to Porto over two legs in their Portuguese Cup semi final and they could meet their domestic rivals again in the final of the Europa League.

However, Benfica must first win their semi-final with Braga.

It is 11/4 in the Europa League odds that Benfica win the tournament and 4/9 that they qualify at the expense of Braga.

Braga are 13/8 to beat Braga and are the Europa League betting tip for those wanting to back an outsider at 6/1 to lift the trophy in Ireland for the first time.

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Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.