Despite a tricky group for City, they should have no problems qualifying and from then on are a match for any team in the competition over 2 legs.
Liverpool, somewhat defying their league form, are 12/1 2nd favs (Bet365) which would, on the surface, look a very slim price as there are a number of teams in the competition performing to a higher level. One of those teams are Man City’s group opponents Juventus, 16/1 with Betfred. Juve’s performances in Serie A have come on markedly in recent weeks and a very assured European display away at Eastlands shows they will be worthy foes for anyone in the Europa League. An each-way punt on the Italians, at half odds for making the final, seems like a good bet at this stage.
Villareal, who have enjoyed a good start to the season in La Liga, can be backed at 28/1 with Betfred and look forward to a timely visit of group leaders PAOK who have just sacked their manager.