Check out our 20/21 Europa League betting guide, betting offers and free bets!
The UEFA Europa Leauge is Europe’s second most prestigious club football tournament behind the Champions League. On this page, you will find a general betting guide for the UEFA Europa League, betting offers, betting odds and some background to the tournament.
The 2020/21 Europa League is the 50th season of the tournament, and the 12th season since its name changed from the UEFA Cup to the UEFA Europa League.
The UEFA Europa League begins with the qualifying rounds in late June/July each year and runs through to the Final in May. It is a popular tournament to bet on, but it can be notoriously difficult, with teams from “smaller” and lesser-known leagues featuring heavily in the qualifying and group stages.
We recommend avoiding matches in which you do not know much about either team, as it is can often be hard to recognise the value.
On that note, we recommend using these two bookmakers when betting on the UEFA Europa League.
bet365 for the massive variety in their betting markets and the Bet Builder feature, which allows you to create custom bets. Also, bet365 often rank in the top three for the best odds when building our Europa League Acca’s.
Betfair is another great bookmaker for betting on the Europa League. You can take advantage of their daily odds boosts, high odds in general, and the “Acca Edge” feature (acca insurance for lower odds).
The Europa League 20/21 season is ready for the group stages, and the outright winners market, top scorer, and other outright markets are all available.
The current champions Sevilla, are in the Champions League this season, and unless they drop out of the UCL, they will not be able to defend the title.
As for the favourites, Arsenal and Tottenham currently occupy that position with the best odds at 8/1 with Unibet.
The qualification process for the Europa League is fairly complicated, with over 50 nations organised by UEFA rankings. We recommend going to the official UEFA Europa League website for more information.
In this section, we will start from the group stage up to the Final. There are forty-eight teams that enter the group stage comprised of domestic cup winners, playoff round winners, and losers from the Champions League qualifying rounds.
The top two teams from the group stage progress to the knockout phase:
For the last 32 (knockout phase), teams play each other twice, once at home and once away with the away goals rule in place.
There are two legs played in each round until the Final, which is one game held in a neutral venue (changing venue each year).
We will post our exclusive Europa League betting offers and free bets for new and existing customers in this section when they are live.
The 2020/21 UEFA Europa League Final will be played at the Stadion Energa Gdansk in Gdansk, Poland.
Below are the previous ten Europa League winners, and the result in the final.