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Europa League Betting Odds – Outright Winner
To win UEFA Europa League 2019-2020; To Lift The Trophy; Best odds bold; Each-Way Place Terms: 1/2 odds 1,2.
English Teams Head 2019-20 Europa League Odds
Two English clubs contested the final of the 2018-19 renewal, and it is again a pair of Premier League teams who top the Europa League odds for the 2019-20 competition, writes Nick Dorrington.
Chelsea are the holders after defeating Arsenal in last season’s final to become the second English winners in the last three years. They will begin this campaign in the Champions League, but would drop down to the Europa League if they fail to make it through the group stage.
Arsenal will, though, be involved from the start this time around, as will Manchester United, winners of the competition in 2016-17. The pair top the list of Europa League betting favourites with our top-rated bookies ahead of the group stage and they are certainly two of the more viable winners. Coach Unai Emery lifted the trophy three times in a row at Sevilla before progressing to last year’s final with Arsenal.
There will be a third English team involved in the group stage after Wolverhampton Wanderers made it through the qualifying rounds to begin their first proper European campaign since 1980. They showed themselves to be awkward opponents for the Premier League’s elite last season, and have the right tactical balance to put together a good run.
English teams may have won the Europa League in two of the last three seasons, but there can be no doubting that Spanish sides have been the competition’s dominant force over the course of the last decade. Teams from La Liga have lifted the trophy in six of the last 10 seasons, with Atlético Madrid and Sevilla sharing three trophies apiece.
Sevilla suffered a surprisingly early round-of-16 exit at the hands of Slavia Prague last time around but are again up there towards the top of the list of favourites. After a huge turnover of players during the summer, they will need to gel quickly if they are to go further this season. With an aggressive and well-organised approach, Getafe will be difficult opponents for anyone but Espanyol are less likely to make significant progress.
Portugal is the only nation other than England or Spain to have provided a Europa League winner this decade. Porto were that side and they will begin this season in the competition after failing to make it through the Champions League qualifying rounds. They are regulars in European competition and despite some early-season problems are still a tad underrated by the bookmakers. Sporting should also at least make it through their group.
Of the other teams that will start off in the Europa League, you’d have to look at the likes of Borussia Monchengladbach, Eintracht Frankfurt (semi-finalists last year) and Wolfsburg from Germany, and Lazio and Roma from Italy as potential winners, even though the last time either country provided a winner was 1999. In addition to England, Spain and Portugal, teams from the Netherlands, Turkey, Russia (twice) and Ukraine have all triumphed since then.
One could look at teams like Krasnodar of Russia, Swiss side Young Boys, and PSV Eindhoven of the Netherlands as ones capable of putting together good runs that are nevertheless unlikely to end in glory. Copenhagen are a side who stick out as being undervalued in terms of their chances of progressing to the knockout stages as group winners.
No French team has ever won the Europa League or its previous incarnation the UEFA Cup, although Marseille were losing finalists to Atletico Madrid a couple of years ago. This time around, Saint Etienne and Rennes both have a good chance of progressing from their groups, but neither is likely to end that winless run.
The great unknown at this juncture is the quality of the teams who will drop down from the Champions League into the Europa League before the start of the knockout rounds in the new year. Last year’s final was the first since 2012 not to feature at least one team who had begun their campaign in the more prestigious of the two European competitions. Teams who have done so have been present in eight of the last 10 finals.
It is likely that at least three or four of the demoted teams will be at a similar level to the best of those who have started the season in the Europa League, which clearly has the potential to shake up the Europa League odds. It is not unreasonable to look at teams like Bayer Leverkusen, Inter Milan and RB Salzburg and see sides capable of going far in the Europa League if they fail to make it through their Champions League groups.