Introduction to Europa League odds
The UEFA Europa League is a European competition involving an assortment of the best teams across the entire continent. It is not as prestigious as the UEFA Champions League but is still a great opportunity for teams to compete against the best of their continental contemporaries.
Europa League betting odds are odds assigned to these games, whether they be in the initial group stage, or ultimately, the bracket-style knockout, during which teams decide who advances over the course of two legs, with each team hosting one of the two ties until the final match is held at a neutral location in a best-of-one setting.
How to read Europa League odds
Europa League betting lines are available from everything as small as moneylines, or which team will win the match, to futures bets on which teams will win their groups or the entire competition, player props, and total goals.
Whichever outcome has the lowest total value is considered the underdog, regardless of if it is preceded by a “-” or “+”; this simply indicates the value of the bet and tells bettors if they are risking positive or negative odds, with positive odds giving gamblers a greater potential payout.
How to bet on the Europa League
Europa League betting odds can be found on basically any sportsbook as football (or soccer, depending on your region) is the most popular sport in the world. If it does not have its own immediate label, check-in the football (or soccer) subheadings, and it should be near the top. Matches almost exclusively occur on weekdays, with the weekends typically reserved for domestic action, barring the final or any rescheduled matches.
When can I bet on the Europa League?
The Europa League is a competition that occurs every year; the bulk of the matches occur during the middle of most league’s seasons and end around the regular league end.
How does the Europa League compare to the Champions League?
The Europa League is essentially a sister competition to the Champions League, just with slightly lesser teams; teams qualify based on domestic results, with the top outfits going to the Champions League and the next crop going to the Europa League. The winner of the Europa League automatically qualifies for the Champions League the next season.
What team do I bet on?
Finding the team with the projected easiest path to the final is usually the best to bet on, although certain teams perform better in these types of competitions than they do domestically.