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Europa League Betting

Champions League football may get the majority of headlines but Europa League betting can be very profitable when you know what to look out for. Amazing.bet is one of the best betting sites around – read on to find out all you need to know about having a bet on Europa League football.


How to Choose the Best Betting Site to Bet on Europa League Football

Keeping an eye out for the most attractive betting odds is always the most important thing to do when comparing betting sites. But when there is not that much difference, what can you do to find the best site for Europa League betting?

Firstly, you should check out the range of Europa League betting markets a site has on offer. Simple match result markets may be popular but there is a lot more to choose from at the very best betting sites. There is more chance of a profitable return if you can tailor your wager.

Promotions are another good sign of a betting site that you should go for. It could be a free bet or deposit matches when you sign up. Whatever it is, make sure you get the best deal when you register for a customer account – and it will work in your favour when it comes to your Europa League betting.

Europa League Betting Markets

  • Match Result – Simply predict who you think will win the game. It should be noted that the bet generally refers to the score at the end of 90 minutes – so extra time and penalties don’t count
  • Both Teams to Score – For this bet it doesn’t matter who ends up winning the game – your only decision is whether both teams will find the net or not
  • Total Goals – Consider the attacking options in both squads and make a decision on how many goals will be scored in the match. This is usually an under or over choice
  • Correct Score – For a wager with healthier betting odds, the correct score is a good choice. This one has to be exactly right to win
  • To Win to Nil – If you like the look of one of the keepers in particular – or know that there is a defensive unit that is very hard to break down – you could put your money where your mouth is with your Europa League betting and bet on the clean sheet
  • Draw No Bet – Give yourself even more of a chance of walking away from a wager with something with the draw no bet option. Pick a winner and if the game ends up all square you will receive your stake back

Europa League Betting Specials

For something a little different there are quite often a whole host of special bets to choose from when it comes to the Europa League. These are generally any wager that isn’t directly related to the result of the match. Betting sites like these as they can sometimes be very selective.

  • Name the Semi Finalists – This could be a tough one early in on the competition. But once the Champions League third place teams have transferred over you can have a go at predicting who the final four will be
  • Group Winners – All you have to do here is choose the winner of one of the groups. But the Europa League can sometimes throw up a few surprises, as the teams are more evenly skilled in the group stage
  • To Qualify for the Knock Out Stage – If you think picking the group winner is a little too hard to call then just have a go at predicting a team to make it out and progress to the knock out rounds
  • A German Team to Win – Recent history has favoured clubs from Spain or England, but Germany always have some very accomplished teams involved and could be the way to go with your Europa League betting

Europa League Betting Outrights

For a bet on Europa League football that lasts the whole season you could choose one of the favourite outright markets – the top goal scorer in the competition and the winner of the whole thing.

The winner is fairly self-explanatory. Who do you think will end up lifting the Europa League trophy at the end of the season. Betting early will get you the longer betting odds but you need to take into consideration that you will not know the identity of all the teams into further into the tournament.

The Europa League has plenty of top strikers and attacking midfielders capable of scoring a lot of goals throughout the competition. But take a look at the group draw to see if there is a chance for a particular player to rack up some easy goals. This wager is all about quantity, not quality.

The Best Betting Strategy for the Europa League

It may be a simple betting strategy, but when it comes to having a bet on Europa League football it is nearly always a good idea to go with the home team. This may sound obvious but in a continental competition there is even more value in backing the team playing in front of their own fans.

Although the really top sides are obviously playing in the Champions League there are still some potential mismatches when it comes to the group stages of the Europa League. A team from the English Premier League should be expected to beat a minnow from Kazakhstan for example. But there are factors that come into play that should alter this perception.

If the English side are at home in this example then a home win is going to be expected. Unfortunately the bookmakers will also think this will be the case and the odds for a home win will be very small – and not worth a wager. But in the return fixture it could be worth looking at just how generous the odds get.

With Europa League games taking place on Thursday nights many of the bigger clubs in the competition field teams made up of squad players rather than their stars in the early stages. The potentially long distances can also take their toll. This means that a smaller club has a better chance of winning – or at least drawing – than the betting odds will suggest.

The bigger clubs will usually progress to the knock out rounds even after a surprise result so everyone wins – especially you, if you have gone with this betting strategy. Look out for the underdogs winning at home in the final group stage matches in particular – as the big sides have generally already qualified for the next stage by then.

Europa League Fixture Schedule and Dates

  • Group Stage Match Day 1 – 19th September 2019
  • Group Stage Match Day 2 – 3rd October 2019
  • Group Stage Match Day 3 – 24th October 2019
  • Group Stage Match Day 4 – 6th-7th November 2019
  • Group Stage Match Day 5 – 27th-28th November 2019
  • Group Stage Match Day 6 – 12th December 2019
  • Round of 32 First Leg – 20th February 2020
  • Round of 32 Second Leg – 27th February 2020
  • Round of 16 First Leg – 12th March 2020
  • Round of 16 Second Leg – 19th March 2020
  • Quarter Finals First Leg – 9th April 2020
  • Quart Finals Second Leg – 16th April 2020
  • Semi Finals First Leg – 30th April 2020
  • Semi Finals Second Leg – 7th May 2020
  • Europa League Final – 27th May 2020

Europa League Betting FAQs

Can I use the same online bookmaker as I did for my Champions League betting?

You can but we would always advise looking around for the best deals when it comes to your Europa League betting. If that means you use the same bookmaker that is ok – but you may find more value in using more than one of the many online betting sites.

What happens to my match result bet if the game goes into extra time?

Unless specifically stated a match result bet refers to the score at the end of 90 minutes.

Should I bet early on an outright winner for the Europa League?

This is a tough one as you will not know the identity of any of the teams that transfer from the Champions League later in the competition – but you will get good betting odds. It could be a risk worth taking.

Should I bet on a club from one of big five leagues?

Yes. The eventual winner of the Europa League nearly always comes from England, Spain, Germany, Italy or France.

Is it worth betting on the group stage matches?

Again yes. There is some excellent value to be found in the group stage – especially if you follow our betting strategy outlined above.