Football fans around Europe excitedly watched the draw this morning for the Europa League, checking out who their team will face in the group stages and daring to dream of losing to Sevilla in the final (surely they won’t win it AGAIN?)
Read on to see how the UK teams fared in the draw, plus our Top Odds Picks to lift the trophy in Gdansk come the end of the season.
Big things are expected of Arsenal in the tournament and they look to have a comfortable draw in Group B alongside Irish side Dundalk, Rapid Vienna, and Molde from Norway.
Spurs also look to have an easy passage out of Group J, facing Ludogorets, LASK from Austria, and Royal Antwerp.
Leicester’s Europa League adventure will see them take aim at Braga, AEK Athens, and Zorya Luhansk from Ukraine.
Celtic and Rangers could have a tougher time of things, both drawing sides with European pedigree.
Celtic find themselves in Group H with AC Milan, Sparta Prague, and Lille while Steve Gerrard’s Rangers team will square-up against Benfica, Standard Liege, and Polish side Lech Poznan (whose fans are more famous than the team itself).
Because we’re nice guys, we’re giving you not one, not two, but three Odds Picks for Europa League winner including a juicy 80/1 shot.
With the Mikel Arteta revolution in full effect, Arsenal look a solid price to go far in this season’s tournament and a march to the final, just like in 2019, looks on the cards.
They may have made tough work of qualifying for the group stage but the Rossoneri have the class and experience to be a real threat in the competition over the coming months.
A curveball, but Rangers have punched well above their weight in this competition over the past three seasons – if they can navigate their group and get a favourable draw or two, they could shock plenty.