Europa League Betting Tips
Discover our detailed tips and predictions for the next matches in the 2019/20 Europa League.
The 2019/20 Europa League
The Europa League sees clubs from across Europe battle it out to lift this trophy. It may be in the shadows of the more prestigious Champions League but clubs still want to win this competition, especially as the winner qualifies for the Champions League the following season. It was back on June 11 in 2019 that the preliminary round of the competition began with teams such as Cardiff Metropolitan University, Prishtina and Tre Fiori trying to get as far as they can in the 2019/20 Europa League.
As the months have gone by, higher ranked teams have entered the competition as well as clubs knocked out of the Champions League in the qualifying rounds. Over 200 clubs are taking part in the Europa League this season and that total is now down to the last sixteen stage. The draw has already been made for the rest of the competition which has been delayed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The Europa League resumes in August with the last sixteen round being completed. Then it's off to Germany for the last eight tournament. Our team of betting experts will supply you with lots of information about the knock-out stages and hopefully provide you with plenty of winners.
Europa League Expert Predictions
It's often a factor in the Europa League that clubs tend to rotate their squads for the ties. That has been the case in the 2019/20 Europa League but this is a slightly different competition to previous years. It's going to be completed during August and by the time games begin, the domestic league seasons will have finished. That means these are the only games that the clubs will be playing, so not so many changes may be made. The winners of the Europa League qualify for the Champions League. Those who haven't secured a spot in the Champions League will therefore want to put total emphasis on this competition to secure that place and all the finances that brings.
Statistics play a key part in the betting world we live in. Our betting experts will be studying as many of them as possible to back up the predictions they make. If the stats show that a team is playing a series of low-scoring games, then a suggestion to bet on the under 2.5 goals market will be made. Our experts will be looking at the home and away records of all the clubs they have the task of predicting results for.
Look out for the Europa League Trends
The group stages have taken place, so we have lots of statistics that we can examiine regarding the 16 remaining teams in this season's Europa League. Below is a list of statistics for the remaining sides in the competition. These can prove very useful in the weeks ahead.
- Sevilla - Their last four games in this season's Europa League have all had under 2.5 goals scored in them. They have kept seven clean sheets in their last eight Europa League home matches.
- Copenhagen - Four of their last eight Europa League games have ended in a draw. Their last four home games in the Europa League have all had under 2.5 goals scored in them. No wins in their last six league matches.
- Basel - Have won their last four games in this competition without conceding a goal. They are unbeaten at home in the Europa League in their past nine games, last losing in 2015.
- Getafe - Three of their last five Europa League games have had over 2.5 goals scored in them. No wins in their last five league matches.
- LASK - Only won one of their last five away games in the Europa League..
- Eintracht Frankfurt - Both teams have scored in their final five league games of the season. In the Europa League, both teams have scored in six of their last seven games and in each of the last three away matches. Nine of their last ten games in this competition have had over 2.5 goals scored in them.
- Rangers - Both teams have scored in four of their last five games in the Europa League. Away from home, Rangers have only lost one of their last eight Europa League fixtures.
- Wolfsburg - Drawn three of their last five away games in this competion.
- Istanbul Basakhesir - Have won two of their last three away games in this competition.
- Roma - Only lost one of their last nine Europa League games.
- Wolverhampton Wanderers - Not won in their last two Europa League matches. At home, they have won their last three Europa League games, scoring nine goals and keeping three clean sheets
- Manchester United - Fiveof their last six games in the Europa League have had over 2.5 goals scored in them. Unbeaten in their last 13 home Europa League games, the last defeat being in 2012.
- Olympiakos - Only won one of their last five Europa League games since start of 2019. Lost two of their last three away matches in this competition but did win at Arsenal in the last 32.
- Shakhtar Donetsk - Last five Europa League games have all had over 2.5 goals scored in them.
- Bayer Leverkusen - Both teams have scored in six of their last seven Europa League games. Unbeaten in their last seven home games in the Europa League, last losing seven years ago.
- Inter Milan - Three of their last four games in this competition have had under 2.5 goals scored in them.
The 2019/20 Europa League - Last Sixteen
- Istanbul Basaksehir v Copenhagen - first leg result 1-1, second leg to be played in Copenhagen on August 5.
- LASK Linsk v Manchester United - United won the away leg 5-0. The second leg is at Old Trafford on August 5.
- Wolfsburg v Shakhtar Donetsk - Donetsk were victorious 2-1 in the first leg, they host Wolfsburg on August 5.
- Inter Milan v Getafe - The first leg was not played. The two teams will play each other in a one-off match in Germany on August 5.
- Olympiakos v Wolverhampton Wanderers - first leg drawn 1-1 in Greece, second leg is in England on August 6
- Rangers v Bayer Leverkusen - Leverkusen won the first leg 3-1, the second leg is at Leverkusen on August 6.
- Sevilla v Roma - This is also going to be a one-off game in Germany, scheduled for August 6.
- Eintracht Frankfurt v Basel - The Swiss side won the first leg 3-0 and host the second leg on August 6
Quarter Final Draw
- Wolfsburg or Shakhtar Donetsk v Eintracht Frankfurt or Basel
- LASK or Manchester United v Istanbul Basaksehir or Copenhagen
- Inter Milan or Getafe v Rangers or Bayer Leverkusen
- Olympiakos or Wolverhampton Wanderers v Sevilla or Roma
Ties to be played in Germany on August 10 and 11.
- Olympiakos/Wolverhampton Wanderers or Sevilla or Roma v LASK or Manchester United or Istanbul Basaksehir or Copenhagen
- Inter Milan or Getafe or Rangers or Bayer Leverkusen v Wolfsburg or Shakhtar Donetsk or Eintracht Frankfurt or Basel
Ties to be played in Germany on August 16 and 17.
The Final will be played on August 21 in Cologne.
Last 32 Results
The knock-out stages took place in the final two weeks of February. Below are the aggregate scores.
- Wolverhampton Wanderers beat Espanyol 6-3
- Istanbul Basaksehir beat Sporting Lisbon 5-4
- Getafe beat Ajax 3-2
- Bayer Leverkusen beat Porto 5-2
- Copenhagen defeated Celtic 4-2
- Basel beat APOEL 4-0
- Sevilla beat CFR Cluj on away goals
- Olympiacos beat Arsenal on away goals
- LASK defeated AZ 3-1
- Manchester United had a 6-1 aggregate win over Club Brugge.
- Inter Milan beat Ludogorets Razgrad 4-1
- Eintracht Frankfurt beat Red Bull Salzburg 6-3
- Shakhtar Donetsk defeated Benfica 5-4
- Wolfsburg beat Malmo FF 5-1
- Roma defeated Gent 2-1
- Rangers beat Braga 4-2
Two leading fancies for the Europa League were knocked out at the last 32 stage. Arsenal surprisingly lost to Olympiakos and that most likely ends any hope they have of being in the 2020/21 Champions League. They won the away leg 1-0 but lost by the same scoreline in the home second leg taking the game into extra time. Arsenal equalized on the night but a 120th minute goal took the Greeks through on away goals.
Ajax were also knocked out despite being one of the favourites to win the Europa League. They lost 3-2 on aggegate to La Liga side Getafe. Sporting Lisbon led their tie against Istanbul Basaksehir 4-3 going into the 92nd minute of the second leg. Then the Turks equalized to take the tie into extra time and won with a 119th minute penalty. Another shock saw Copenhagen draw their home leg against Scottish Champions Celtic but won the away leg 3-1 with two goals in the last five minutes.
It was a bad round for Portugal with all three of their teams knocked out. Benfica were 4-3 up on aggregate on Shakhtar Donetsk but ended up going out 5-4. Braga led 2-0 away at Rangers in the away first leg but then conceded three goals and lost the home second leg 1-0. Porto only lost the away first leg to Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 but then conceded three goals at home losing 5-2 on aggregate.
Final Group Tables
Group A: Sevilla 15 APOEL 7 Qarabag 4 F91 Dudelange 3
Group B: Copenhagen 9 Malmo 8 Dynamo Kiev 6 Lugano 2
Group C: Basel 10, Getafe 9 Krasnodar 9 Trabzonspor 1
Group D: Sporting Lisbon 12 LASK 10 PSV 7 Rosenborg 0
Group E: Celtic 13 CFR Cluj 9 Lazio 6 Rennes 1
Group F: Arsenal 10 Eintracht Frankfurt 9 Standard Liege 7 Vitoria de Guimaraes 2
Group G: Rangers 8 Porto 7 Young Boys 7 Feyenoord 5
Group H: Espanyol 11 Ludogorets Razgrad 7 Ferencvaros 6 CSKA Moscow 2
Group I: Gent 9 Wolsfburg 8 Saint-Etienne 4 Oleksandriya 3
Group J: Borussia Monchengladbach 8 Roma 8 Istanbul Basaksehir 7 Wolfsberger 4
Group K: Braga 11 Wolves 19 Slovan Bratislava 4 Besiktas 3
Group L: ,Manchester United 10 AZ Alkmaar 9 Partizan 5 FC Astana 3
Odds on who will win the 2019/20 Europa League
Manchester United -2/1
Inter Milan - 11/2
Bayer Leverkusen - 13/2
Wolverhampton Wanderers- 9/1
Sevilla - 9/1
Getafe - 14/1
Roma - 16/1
Sevilla Chasing Their Sixth Win
Whether it be the UEFA Cup or the Europa League as it is now known, Sevilla have enjoyed tremendous sucess. Two UEFA Cup wins and then three successive Europa League titles between 2014 and 2016. They are back again chasing a sixth win but probably not too happy about it. The Europa League is full of clubs who are still having nightmares over the fact that they didn't qualify for the Champions League. Sevilla fall into that category having finished just two points behind the final Champions League qualifying position in La Liga ending the season with a run of four points from their last four games. With only one home loss in their last 25 Europa League games, they will again be a threat in this competition. That was shown in the group stages as they won all three home games without conceding a single goal. Only three goals were conceded by Sevilla in their group, a total only beaten by Manchester United. They have to face Serie A side Roma in a one-off game in Germany and could then face Wolverhampton Wanderers. Manchester United are also in their half of the draw, so another triumph would be hard earned.
Manchester United Eyeing another European Trophy
Manchester United won the Europa League in the 2016/17 season qualifying them for the Champions League the following season. Last season saw them lose to Barcelona in the quarter finals of the Champions League. Only being able to finish sixth in the English Premier League, they are back in the secondary European club competition this term. They won their group but had a few struggles along the way. Just how important this competition will be to United depends on their Premier League campaign. Manchester United remain the favourites to win the Europa League. Their price has shortened even further after they won the first leg in Austria 5-0, surely making the second leg just a formality. They will face either Istanbul Basaksehir or Copenhagen in the quarter finals, a tie they should be capable of winning. Their semi-final opponents could be Wolves in an all Premier League clash. However, it's more likely to be Sevilla or Roma.
Inter Fighting Hard to win the Europa League
It promises to be an exciting end to the season for Inter Milan. They still have a good chance of winning Serie A and are in the last sixteen of the Europa League. Inter began the season in the Champions League but again failed to make the knock-out stages. They beat Ludogorets Razgrad in the last 32 of the Europa League and now take on La Liga side Getafe in a one-off game in Germany. With players such as Lukaku and Eriksen in good form, Inter will be hard to beat in the Europa League.
Europa League 2019/20: Our free betting tips
Chelsea won the Europa League last season but after they qualified for the knock-out stages of the Champions League, there will definitely be a new winner this season, but who? Plenty of the teams in thie knock-out stages have already played in the Champions League this season, so that is something you need to consider when making your selections. This is going to be a different competition than normal with one-off games in Germany from the last eight onwards (and the last sixteen for Inter, Getafe, Sevilla and Roma). Make sure you read all our previews written by our team of betting experts. Also, check out the odds comparisons to make sure you get the very best odds when placing your bets.