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A recent rebranding, plus the awarding of a Champions League place to the winner, have helped make the Europa League one of the continent’s top competitions. The stakes are higher than ever – not just on the pitch but on your betslip too!
Right, let’s dive in with your questions.
Our accumulators are posted by 12pm on the day of the games, meaning we get the best value from the bookmakers while also giving you plenty of time to take in our tips. These include standard accumulators and mega odds accumulators, with the latter combining bets on the day’s big Europa League matches to bring in huge returns.
Our match previews are posted 2-3 days before kick-off. Each of these include statistics, betting tips and correct score predictions.
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Strap yourselves in – it gets complicated. Think of the Europa League as the Champions League’s little brother, or second-tier. There are a whole manner of ways in which teams can qualify.
In the big European leagues, the two or three teams best-finishing teams outside the Champions League qualification spots qualify for the Europa League. Entry can also be possible through winning a domestic cup. The lower the standard of the league, the fewer teams can qualify.
The tournament begins with four qualification rounds, usually filled with teams from small leagues, teams that finished outside the Champions League spots in the biggest European leagues, and 10 losers from the Champions League play-off round.
The official competition begins with a 48-team group stage, made up of 12 groups containing four teams each. In each group, each team plays each other twice, once home and once away. The top two qualify.
Then the knockout stage begins with the round of 32, where those who qualified from the group stage are joined by eight teams that finished 3rd in their Champions League groups. During the knockout stages there are two legs in each fixture, except the final, which is a stand-alone match.
Our Europa League tips cover all the games, from the group stage right through to the final.
The qualifying rounds take place over the summer, while the group stage takes place between 22 October and 10 December 2020. The dates for the knockout rounds are as follows…
18 Feb 2021: Round of 32, 1st leg
25 Feb: Round of 32, 2nd leg
11 March: Round of 16, 1st leg
18 March: Round of 16, 2nd leg
8 April: Quarter-finals, 1st leg
15 April: Quarter-finals, 2nd leg
29 April: Semi-finals, 1st leg
6 May: Semi-finals, 2nd leg
Our Europa League predictions will cover all these matches in fantastic detail.
The 2020/21 final will be played on 21 August 2021 at 20:00 (UK time) in Stadion Energa Gdnask, Poland.
The following teams qualified for the 2020/21 Europa League group stage…
Group A: Roma, Young Boys, CFR Cluj, CSKA Sofia
Group B: Arsenal, Rapid Wien, Molde, Dundalk
Group C: Leverkusen, Slavia Praha, Hapoel Beer-Sheva, Nice
Group D: Benfica, Standard Liège, Rangers, Lech Poznań
Group E: PSV Eindhoven, PAOK, Granada, Omonoia
Group F: Napoli, Real Sociedad, AZ Alkmaar, Rijeka
Group G: Braga, Leicester, AEK Athens, Zorya Luhansk
Group H: Celtic, Sparta Praha, AC Milan, LOSC Lille
Group I: Villarreal, Qarabağ, Maccabi Tel-Aviv, Sivasspor
Group J: Tottenham, Ludogorets, LASK, Royal Antwerp
Group K: CSKA Moskva, Dinamo Zagreb, Feyenoord, Wolfsberg
Group L: Gent, Crvena zvezda, Hoffenheim, Slovan Liberec
So those are the teams, but it’s also worth getting to know the players. You can check out the top scorers in the Europa League this season here.
Viewers in the UK can watch the Europa League, including the final, on BT Sport. You can also catch matches on bet365’s live streaming service – a great way to follow the action and bet at the same time. For all this week’s matches, check out our Live Football on TV page.
Since its inception in 1971, Sevilla have won the Europa League most often with 6 wins. A number of clubs have won the competition 3 times, including Liverpool, Juventus, Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid.
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