The 2021/22 edition of the Europa League will be, believe it or not, the 13th edition of Europe’s second-biggest club competition. There have been some big winners in the past, and there are already some huge teams confirmed for this season’s version, and that’s before the drop-outs from the Champions League are confirmed.
The format of this season’s competition has been revised, with only 32 teams entering the group stage. Teams who win their group automatically qualify for the Round of 16, while the teams who come second and the teams who enter after the group stage because they finished third in their Champions League group play in a knockout phase to then reach the round of 16. The final will be played in Seville in May.
Teams already confirmed for the 2021/22 Europa League season include giants such as Napoli, Lyon, Marseilles, Bayer Leverkusen, Leicester City, West Ham United and Lazio.
How to choose the best betting site to bet on Europa League?
Every sports betting site will offer you the chance to bet on the UEFA Europa League, so how do you decide which bookmaker to go with?
First of all, you don’t need to settle for just one sports betting site. It’s a good approach to open multiple accounts so you can claim the sign-up offers and then shop for the best odds for whatever outcome you want to bet on.
Other considerations when choosing your sports betting site for the Europa League include the quality of a site’s mobile offering, the specials bonuses on offer and the suitability of the deposit and withdrawal options that site offers. Make sure you check out all the details before signing up and betting.
Europa League Betting Markets
Here are just some of the betting markets available on the Europa League:
First goalscorer Fancy a particular player to open the scoring? Back your favorite.
Over/Under Match Cards Think there will be many yellow cards in the match? Bet on ‘over’ or ‘under’ a certain outcome, always expressed as a .5 option to avoid a null result. So, bet ‘over 2.5’ cards, for example, and you win if the referee gets his notebook out on three or more occasions.
Most corners Simply back which team to win the most corners in any given Europa League contest.
Both teams to score (BTTS) One of the most popular Europa League bets, simply back ‘yes’ or ‘no’ on both teams to score in the game.
Penalty Back ‘yes’ or ‘no’ for a penalty to be awarded during any Europa League game. It’s simple.
Europa League Betting Specials
The Europa League is one of the best-known football competitions and has loads of special bets to avail of, including:
Europa League accumulators Win big with small stakes as you stack your outcomes on top of each other in Europa League accumulator bets.
Player head to head Some bookmakers offer the chance to take on one player scoring more goals in this season’s Europa League competition than another well-known player. Jamie Vardy versus Dries Mertens, for example.
To miss a penalty Fancy a team to miss a penalty in the match? Back it
Team to reach the knockout stage As the group stages are in progress and before any tables have been ultimately confirmed, bet on whether you think a team will finish in one of the top two positions and qualify for the knockout stage.
To finish bottom of the group During the group stages, bet on which team in the group you think will finish bottom of the pile.
Europa League Betting Outrights
The Europa League always attracts plenty of interest to its outrights markets. Here are the two main options:
Top goalscorer The list for Europa League top goalscorer always include a fine list of players, but don’t forget that teams who finish third in their Champions League groups also drop into the Europa League in the knockout phase, so it’s usually best to hold off on this lucrative style of the bet until then. Notable players already confirmed for this season’s Europa League include the likes of Jamie Vardy, Dries Mertens, Patrick Schick and Ciro Immobile, the latter two impressing during Euro 2020, of course.
Europa League Winner It’s the biggest question to ask, but who will win the UEFA Europa League? Remember, until we know who will drop down from the Champions League, the list isn’t complete, so it’s best to hold off on this type of bet too until the knockout stage begins.
How to bet on the Europa League, and the best betting strategy to take
For your Europa League betting, open an account with a handful of the best football betting sites and make sure you always pick the most lucrative odds for the bet you want to take on. You may think that slight variances in the odds make little difference to your returns, but if you plan to bet regularly, small differences can really stack up. This is an important consideration with your Europa League betting.
Europa League betting FAQ‘s
Yes. The UEFA Europa League is one of the biggest competitions in world club football, so you can bet with every big betting site.
Shop around for the best odds as one bookmaker will very rarely offer the best odds every time.
Some sports betting sites will offer the chance to live-stream Europa League games.
Many of the top sports betting sites will offer more than a hundred markets on the Europa League.