Europa League Betting: Schalke can't stop Bilbao bagging four


Athletic Club de Bilbao continued their impressive Europa League run with a 4-2 first leg win at Schalke.

The Basque club shocked their German hosts in the final 17 minutes, coming from behind to hit three late goals and leave themselves in the driving seat for progress to the semi-finals.

In form Fernando Llorente added to his growing reputation with two goals, while Oscar de Marcos and Iker Muniain added two more.

It leaves Marcelo Bielsa’s team as favourites to now lift the trophy in May, backed at 2.75 at Unibet.

And one Danish punter won big on the result with Unibet, staking €80 on a 4-1 away win at 60.00 and taking home more than €4,800 after Muniain’s late fourth.

Elsewhere, fellow Spaniards Atletico Madrid scored late on to secure a 2-1 first leg victory over Hannover, Salvio curling in an effort from the edge of the box.

La Liga compatriots Valencia weren’t so fortunate, going down 2-1 to AZ Alkmaar in the shock of the round, while Sporting Lisbon beat Metalist by the same scoreline.

It means Manchester City’s conquorers in the last round are 11.00 to win the competition, while Atletico and Valencia make it a Spainish top three in the market, being backed at 3.75 and 4.50 respectively to lift the trophy.