Don’t let the Europa League hear you talking about it in that tone, after all, it’s still a major European competition with some excellent teams in this season!
There’s a fantastic collection of sides slugging it out for the Coupe UEFA, with the extra special prize of a ticket into next season’s Champions League also on offer.
Read on to see how the UK teams are getting on, plus everything you need to know about last season’s competitions and the key dates for the knockout phases of the 2020-21 edition.
We’re down to the last 16 in this season’s Europa League and the English trio of Manchester United, Tottenham and Arsenal lead the way in the betting as the three most likely sides to scoop the secondary European title.
Not only that! A Europa League title comes with a backdoor entrance into the Champions League now, with Tottenham and Arsenal, especially, likely to rely on this route rather than their league placing.
Ajax, AC Milan, Villarreal and Rome arguably make up that ‘second tier’ of sides left in contention, with differing sizes tasks awaiting them in the next round.
AC Milan play Manchester United in the standout tie of the last 16, whereas newly crowned Scottish champions have been handed a more favourable draw against Slavia Prague.
Norwegian minnows Molde are somehow still in the hat after toppling Hoffenheim in the previous round, and can be found as long as 300/1 to shake up the tournament and land a major European trophy.
So, the countdown is well and truly on for May’s Gdansk final – keep it locked into Odds Manager for the lowdown on all things Europa League with our top Odds Picks and Odds Boosts.
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Here are all the latest odds for the upcoming matches in the Europa League.
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With two-legged matches a wide range of teams taking part in the Europa League, there’s plenty of opportunity to pick up fantastic value bets this season.
With crowds still not permitted across a majority of European stadiums, the away win markets will no doubt shorten and the likeliness of upsets will surely increase with the tight condensed fixture schedule.
There’ll be plenty of markets available across the mountain of knockout fixtures and with Thursday often a quiet day in the football schedule, the Europa League will always be there to hold your hand!
We’ll be keeping our eyes peeled at Odds Manager for the best value Europa League bets across Europe.
Surprise, surprise, Sevilla won last year’s Europa League making it four titles in seven seasons.
The Spanish side beat Inter Milan 3-2 in Cologne in front of an empty stadium, with Luuk De Jong netting twice in the first half, and Romelu Lukaku adding an own goal with 15 minutes to go.
Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers were the most successful English sides, each losing to Sevilla in the semi-finals and quarter-final stages, respectively.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic there were alterations made to the tournament at the quarter-finals stage with subsequent ties being contested over just one leg.
Sevilla are now by far the most successful team in the competition’s history with six titles and having never lost a final.