Europa League Betting Markets
The Europa League comprises some of the best teams from the Premier League, Bundesliga, Serie A, La Liga, Ligue 1 and other leagues across the continent. Qualification begins as early as July, and the length and size of the competition means there are countless ways in which to wager. This of course includes betting on the outcome of individual matches, but let’s take a look at some of the other popular Europa League betting markets on offer.
The Europa League follows the same format as the Champions League, only expanded to include more teams. Following the qualification rounds, there are 12 initial groups of four teams, with each team playing their group members home and away, before the top two teams from each group qualify for the knock-out stages. If you’re picking the overall winner in the tournament outright market, remember to consider that eight teams drop into the draw from the Champions League at the knock-out stage – these teams always inject quality into the competition and will certainly be looking to win it.
If you’re looking to pick the top marksman in the Europa League, you should select a player from a team you think has a decent shot at going all the way. There are almost 300 matches played in the tournament, and to be in with a realistic chance of winning this bet, you don’t want your pick for the Golden Boot heading home before the semi-finals and missing out on any opportunities to find the back of the net.
A Match Result is a bet placed on the winner of one particular match. Remember to research the recent domestic form of any team you back here, as well as considering how they’ve fared in Europe so far.
This is one of the best Europa League betting markets to wager in, covering the full range of the competition. You can either back a team to qualify from their group and progress to the next round, or you can pick a team to qualify for a specific knock-out round, where the losing team is eliminated from the tournament. This market is particularly exciting in the knock-out stages, where away goals, extra time and penalties can all affect the outcome.
Both Teams to Score
When two teams blessed with attacking talent are lining up to face one another, the both teams to score market might be a good option to bet on.. But before you do, it’s probably worth consulting league form to see whether scoring goals has been a recent problem for either of these teams.
One of the great things about the Europa League is that it gives teams from smaller footballing nations the opportunity to line up against some of the powerhouses of European football. In these instances, sometimes the result looks a foregone conclusion, resulting in some very low odds on a win for the favoured side.
This is where the Handicap market comes into play, where you back the stronger side to win by a specified margin at increased odds. Alternatively , you can also bet on the weaker side to lose by less than a certain number of goals for a similar potential payout.