Picks: Ajax Win 2020-21 Europa League (+900) – Odds via Borgata NJ
It’s hardly a surprise to see the English trio of Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal lead the way as favorites to win the Europa League, in that order, approaching the round of 16. However, a certain Amsterdam giant lurking just behind that group could shine at +900 odds after finishing runners-up to the Red Devils in 2017.
That’s the price Ajax yield with Borgata New Jersey entering the last 16, where they encounter a tricky task in Swiss outfit Young Boys. Tricky, but far from impossible considering they knocked out Ligue 1 leaders Lille in the last round, winning 2-1 in both home and away legs.
Ajax ventured to the Champions League semi-finals in 2019 and are a formidable force at this level, a team that thrives on not being overly reliant on any one talisman. That being said, former Southampton star Dusan Tadic does stand out as one of the side’s more elite attackers and was particularly clinical during those wins over Lille:
Depending on the draws along the way, it really wouldn’t be a surprise if we witnessed a repeat of the 2017 final against United, with Erik ten Hag’s side unbeaten in 19 games before facing Young Boys.