Europa League Betting – Offers, Odds, Tips & Predictions

Europa League Betting

The Europa League is Europe’s secondary club football tournament, with a total of 213 teams from all 55 UEFA member associations participating in the 2018–19 tournament. This year’s final will be played at the Olympic Stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Europa League Free Bets & Offers

Europa League free bets and offers will come in various different forms.  Many games involving English and Scottish teams will have game specific free bets available, such as enhanced odds on the teams in question.  There can be some significantly enhanced odds on certain matches, although it should be stressed that the size of maximum stakes will be severely limited on any such bets.Arsenal's English midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles (L) looks back as Arsenal players form a defensive wall - Europa League Betting - Freebets.co.uk

Another popular Europa League free bet offer will be that given when signing up to an account as a ‘Welcome Bonus’, which the majority of established and reputable bookmakers offer to all their new customers.  Such Free Bets are generally available to use more or less as you wish in terms of the sport and market, so you could certainly opt to back something in the Europa League should you wish.  Again, there will be certain restrictions in place as to exactly how you can use any Free Bet bonus, depending on the bookmaker and the specific offer itself.

How to claim your Europa League Free Bets

Claiming any Europa league Free Bets is generally a straightforward process that can be completed in just a few minutes.

Most football free bets at bookmakers consist of signing up with the site in question and clicking on the relevant Free Bet link when doing so.  Sometimes you might also need to insert a promo code where prompted, then make a minimum deposit (usually somewhere in the region of  £10).  At this stage you will then generally receive your Free Bet(s), although it’s important to realize that Terms and Conditions of varying degrees. £10 deposit will usually apply with any Free Bet.

Here at Freebets.co.uk, we’ll have all the relevant details as to where you can find all the best Europa League free bet offers and how to claim them throughout the tournament, so ensure you bookmark and check the site regularly to avoid missing out on some great offers.

Top Europa League Betting Markets

There will be a wide variety of Europa League betting markets to choose from, including the Outright Winner market, Group Betting and a multitude of options on the individual games themselves.

On a game basis, there will be the usual selection of bets available, such as the Match Result, Correct Score, First or Anytime Goalscorer, Half-time/Full-time Double Result, Total Goals Over/Under, Both Teams To Score (BTTS), Team to Qualify, Match Result & Both Teams To Score, Asian Handicap; Handicap, Half-time Result, Half-time Correct Score and much more besides.  Backing corners and bookings markets are becoming increasingly popular and will also be widely available.

 Europa League Betting Odds and Bids

Europa League betting on the outright winner market at this stage is a very risky business, as there are still a number of big hitters from the Champions’ League to enter the tournament over the coming weeks and months.  In particular, the eight third placed finishers in the Champions’ League group stage are sure to contain at least two or three teams that will immediately be considered to be among the favourites in the Europa League betting.

Taking the above into the account, these are the leading Europa League betting odds as things stand:

  • Chelsea – 7/1 (bet365)
  • Arsenal – 9/1 (Paddy Power)
  • Sevilla – 16/1 (bet365)
  • AC Milan – 20/1 (bet365)
  • Bayer Leverkusen – 20/1 (William Hill)
  • Lazio – 20/1 (William Hill)
  • Marseille – 20/1 (Paddy Power)
  • RB Leipzig – 20/1 (bet365)
  • Villarreal – 25/1 (bet365)
  • Real Betis – 33/1 (bet365)
  • Eintracht Frankfurt – 40/1 (bet365)
  • Zenit St Petersburg – 40/1 (bet365)

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Europa League Winners

Atlético Madrid are the current Europa League champions, but they qualified for this season’s Champions’ League, so won’t get to defend their title unless they finish third in the group stage of Europe’s premier club competition and so are not a team to consider in Europa League betting at this stage.

It was Atlético’s third Europa League win in nine seasons and with Sevilla recently winning it for three consecutive seasons, Spanish clubs have been the dominant force in the competition over the past decade.

The last 10 Europa League finals have finished as listed below:

  • 2008–09: Shakhtar Donetsk 2–1 Werder Bremen (after extra-time)
  • 2009–10: Atlético Madrid 2–1 Fulham (after extra-time)
  • 2010–11: FC Porto 1–0 Braga
  • 2011–12: Atlético Madrid 3–0 Athletic Bilbao
  • 2012–13: Chelsea 2–1 Benfica
  • 2013–14: Sevilla 0–0* Benfica (Sevilla won 4-2 on penalties)
  • 2014–15: Sevilla 3–2 Dnipro
  • 2015–16: Sevilla 3–1 Liverpool
  • 2016–17: Manchester United 2–0 Ajax Amsterdam
  • 2017–18: Atlético Madrid 3–0 Marseille

Europa League Live Streaming

Live UEFA Europa League football on TV can be seen exclusively on BT Sport in the UK including the 2019 UEFA Europa League Final live.

A number of online bookmakers will be showing live streams of games too, although this will of course require a registered account with the bookie and perhaps a small bet on the game in question with some of them.

The other option is Europa League live streaming, which is available through the likes of Wiziwig, FirstRowSports, Cricfree Soccer, RojaDirecta, LiveFootballol, StarSports, Stream2Watch and LiveSoccerTV.

Europa League Betting Tips

Any Europa League betting tips at this stage in proceedings need to take into account that all teams that are eliminated in the UEFA Champions’ League qualifying rounds will get a second chance in the Europa League, as will the eight teams who finish third in the Champions’ League group stage.  It’s an absolute certainty that at least a handful of those clubs will be major contenders to win the Europa League.

Prior to making any Europa League betting predictions, it’s also worth noting that the remaining weeks of the transfer window also need to be taken into account, with a number of comings and goings still to take place at most clubs.  For example, current Europa League favourites Chelsea could yet lose one or all of Eden Hazard, Willian and Thibaut Courtois over the next couple of weeks.

Another factor to take into account with any Europa League betting tips is that some of the bigger clubs might not be 100% committed to the tournament in the earlier rounds, particularly if they are concentrating on success in their domestic leagues in order to try and secure Champions’ League football next season.  The one are where it might be worth backing an outright Europa League winner at this stage is if backing an outside you fancy, as this could be the opportunity to pick up some early value betting odds.

Europa League Betting Updates

19/8/2018 Update – Burnley and Rangers safely through to the playoffs

The Europa League has reached its final stage before the groups and Rangers and Burnley are set to challenge for a spot in this year’s competition. The Clarets will face Olympiacos after Jack Cork’s extra time winner against Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir, while Steven Gerrard’s side drew 0-0 away against Maribor after a 3-1 win at Ibrox.

But the real story came as Zenit St Petersburg reaches the next round despite losing 4-0 to Dinamo Minsk in the first leg. They won 8-1 on the night after extra time and 8-5 on aggregate. Elsewhere, Feyenoord could only draw 1-1 with Trencin so lost 5-1 over two legs, and there were victories for Sevilla, Partizan Belgrade and Bordeaux.

12/8/2018 Update – British hopes still alive after Burnley and Rangers results 

The Europa League group stage draw is getting closer, and British hopes are still very much alive after Burnley’s impressive 0-0 draw in Turkey against Istanbul Basaksehir. They will now head back to Turf Moor and hope to get the job done, while Steven Gerrard’s Rangers are in a good position after a 3-1 win over Maribor at Ibrox. Hibernian will be hoping to snatch and away goal in Norway against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Molde, while Welsh side TNS face an uphill task after defeat at home to FC Midtjylland.

Sevilla, the three time winners between 2014 and 2016, beat VMFD Zalgiris at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, but the most surprising results came against Zenit St Petersburg and Feyenoord, two sides who would usually fancy their chances of gong far in the competition. Both lost 4-0 to Dinamo Minsk and Trencin respectively.

1/8/2018 Update – Burnley and Rangers hoping to progress

Burnley and Rangers could be flying the flag for Britain in the next round of qualifying for the Europa League, which is harsh on Aberdeen, who face the Clarets in the second leg of the second round at Turf Moor on Thursday night. Gary Mackay-Steven scores early for the Scots in the first game, but Sam Vokes’ late equaliser gives Burnley the advantage. Sean Dyche’s side will now be confident of getting through to the next round and a step closer to making their group stage dream a realty.

Steven Gerrard’s Rangers are in a good position against NK Osijek, having won 1-0 away from home last year. The former Liverpool man will be hoping to complete the job at Ibrox. The likes of RB Leipzig, Bordeaux and Besiktas are also hoping for victories.