Europa League Betting Tips
How you can bet on the Europa League
The Europa League takes place throughout the season, starting with the qualifying rounds in July and August before the group stage and that phase of the competition lasts until December when twenty-four teams are joined by eight sides who drop out of the Champions League.
The knockout stage of the competition then kicks off in February and there are several rounds of matches before the final in May. The winner of the Europa League then qualifies for the Champions League. Because the competition lasts for the whole season, there are always betting opportunities.
It’s worth noting that backing the Europa League winner doesn’t always include the eight third-placed teams from the Champions League groups. Therefore, don’t rush to back a side unless you’re aware that some good teams could also be lining up at a later date.
Most bookmakers offer In-Play betting when it comes to Europa League matches and they nearly always take place on a Thursday night which encourages more pre-match and In-Play bets as it avoids a clash with the Champions League.
You can expect over 100 pre-match markets when it comes to Europa League games, while there are a similar number when the games go In-Play. Because there are several Europa League groups, that means many matches which can be included as part of an accumulator selection.
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The history of the UEFA Europa League
It’s hard to discern too much from previous winners of the Europa League who have usually found their way into the Champions League which is the primary club competition when it comes to European football.
Take Manchester United in 2016/2017 who treated the Europa League lightly during the beginning but began to take the competition more seriously as they realised winning the trophy would means automatic Champions League qualification.
Sevilla enjoyed a hat-trick of wins between 2014-16 and this was the first time that a team had triumphed on three consecutive occasions, while the competition used to have a final played over two legs and actually began in 1971-2 when Tottenham Hotspur beat Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The Europa League was originally known as the UEFA Cup, with Liverpool winning this competition in 1973 and 1976, while IFK Goteborg, Real Madrid and Juventus have also been victors.
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Enjoy a bonus on Europa League betting
The Europa League has numerous betting opportunities and the competition lends itself to accumulator betting due to the fact that twenty-four games take place on each day. Some big money winnings can be landed and many customers like to place their multiple bets with a bookmaker who offer accumulator bonuses.
Bet365 are among those bookmakers who offer bonuses on European football and you can land up to 100% in bonuses from landing a successful multiple bet. It’s a simple case of selecting teams in an accumulator, with a winning treble paying out an additional 5% in win bonuses, while selecting a winning accumulator with thirteen or more teams means a 100% bonus.
It’s also worth hunting out the best possible odds for the Europa League. With twenty-four games taking place on each match day during the group stage, it’s clear that the bookmaker odds are often quite different and you can take advantage of different traders having mixed opinions.
Europa League betting tips and handy hints
The Europa League is a prestigious competition but it doesn’t always mean that football teams take it seriously, especially if they are competing at the top of their domestic league and have a realistic chance of qualifying for the Champions League instead.
Teams from Spain, England, Germany and Italy might rest key players for Europa League games and therefore it’s worth opposing these sides for some of their games, while the same applies if teams have already qualified for the knockout stage and don’t need to win.
Team news is always an important yardstick when it comes to predicting the outcome of football matches and we would recommend finding out the predicted teams at SportsGambler.com before committing to placing a bet on the action.