All the betting sites will offer markets for a bet on Europa League soccer – but how do you know which one to go with? Competitive odds are obviously the first thing you look for – but there is much more to it than that.
As well as the familiarity of the bookmaker itself you should look for a wide range of betting markets. You want to have a choice of bet – not just the standard match result wagers. A good in-play selection is also key here if you want to take advantage of all the latest developments.
You should also look out for special promotions and offers. Most betting sites will have some kind of new customer offer, but take a look for any specific Europa League betting promotions that could give you an extra edge.
Europa League Betting Markets
Match result – Predict the winner of an individual game – home win, away win or draw. This only refers to the score at the end of 90 minutes
Total goals – Decide whether the final goals total in the match will be over or under the stated amount
First goal scorer – Who will get the vital opening goal in your match of choice?
To win to nil – Soccer betting tips sites will tell you there are a lot of goals in the Europa League, but can a goalie keep a clean sheet?
Draw no bet – Give yourself a further chance by getting your stake back if the game ends all square
Europa League Betting Specials
For a little bit more excitement you can step away from the individual match betting and have a bet on the Europa League long game. Every betting site will have some specials to check out.
A Spanish side to win – Recent history has seen Spanish dominance of the competition and you can predict that trend to continue
Stage of elimination – Choose your team and decide when you think they will go out
To qualify for knockout stage – Europa League groups tend to be a bit more open than in the Champions League so the odds can be more interesting
Straight Forecast – Go one better and pick which two teams will progress to the knockout stages – and in the right order
Europa League Betting Outrights
To enjoy the whole season in one bet you can go for one of the most popular betting markets when it comes to the Europa League – the outright winner and the top goal scorer.
With teams from the Champions League parachuting into this competition an early bet on the outright winner can be risky – but will attract some good value odds.
Or go for the top goal scorer market. It is more likely to be a player from a club that start in the competition but there are always a lot of good players to choose from.
How to Bet on the Europa League
It pays to have some kind of betting strategy when it comes to UEFA Europa League betting – and there are more than a few good ones to refer to.
Betting on the early qualification rounds is good if you know your niche soccer – but if you want make some money on the later rounds then it is a good idea to avoid the teams that enter after the group stage.
Although the clubs that have qualified – and then exited – the Champions League are presumably better sides, there is much to be said for the momentum and confidence a successful cup run can do for a team.
The clubs that have had successful group stages in the Europa League will go into the knockout stage with much more belief. There are more goals scored in this competition too so you will find that they are used to attacking during their games.
You can get Europa League betting tips from sites like this – but a good betting strategy will inform your long term wagers as well.
Europa League Fixtures and Dates
Match Day 1 – 19th September 2019
Match Day 2 – 3rd October 2019
Match Day 3 – 24th October 2019
Match Day 4 – 7th November 2019
Match Day 5 – 28th November 2019
Match Day 6 – 12th December 2019
Round of 32 – 20th/27th February 2020
Round of 16 – 12th/19th March 2020
Quarter Finals – 9th/16th April 2020
Semi Finals – 30th April/7th May 2020
Europa League Final – 27th May 2020
Europa League Betting FAQs
Should I bet on an outright winner before the group stage starts?
You will get longer odds the earlier you place your bet. But there will be more clubs joining half way through the competition. It could be a good idea to place a series of bets throughout the competition.
Should I bet over or under on total goals bets?
It depends on how much the amount is but if you are looking at the standard 2.5 goals market then the over is a good bet to go for given the amount of high scoring games there are in the Europa League.
Will a Spanish club win it?
More often than not! Sevilla, in particular, seemed to treat the competition as a personal play thing for a few years. But there were two English clubs in the final last year so nothing is certain.
Will the favourite win the cup?
Last season Chelsea were the pre-tournament favourites and they did indeed go on to lift the trophy. But you have to take into consideration the teams coming into the competition later.
What happens if a match goes into extra time?
Unless your betting market specifically states that it covers extra time as well (as in a ‘who will qualify bet) your match result bet applies to what the score is at the end of 90 minutes.