Free Europa League Betting Tips
Formerly known as the UEFA Cup, the UEFA Europa League is the continent's second most prestigious club competition behind the Champions League. Each season many of Europe's best clubs compete in the group stage with the best performing clubs advancing to the knock-out phase while third placed clubs from the Champions League group stage join the tournament.
Being Europe's secondary club tournament behind the UEFA Champions League, the Europa League attracts tremendous betting interest every year. From the time that Europa League begins with qualification in July, through to the final in May, thousands of punters enjoying betting on the Europa League tournament and the 'big one' the Europa League final.
This popularity is reflected by the number of Europa League betting tips and predictions posted by the bettingexpert community right throughout the tournament. As the tournament progresses through each stage, the bettingexpert community post some of the best Europa League betting tips you'll find!
Europa League Standings
The holders of the Europa League 2016 are La Liga side, Sevilla, they defeated English club Liverpool to retain their title, to make it three consecutive Europa League titles.
The Europa League / Uefa Cup title has been won by Liverpool FC of England, Juventus FC and Internazionale FC of Italy a joint 3 times, however after Sevilla's wins in 2015 and 2016, they now go ahead as the record holders, with 5 Europa League titles in the books.
The Europa League tournament was founded in 1971 but has been in its current and revamped format since 2009 with 48 teams competing from the initial group stages all the way to the final.
A change that kicked in during the 2015 season was that all future Europa League winners will qualify automatically for the following season's UEFA Champions League (Sevilla qualified for the Champions League as winners in 2015).
Most Successful Europa League Teams
|Team||Titles||Runners Up||Last Won|
Let's look at how the Europa League works. There are a variety of ways that teams across Europe can qualify for this competition, and it's important for future betting to learn how to qualify for the Europa League:
- League Position
Each domestic league has at least one place available to qualify for the Champions League. This is given to the side that finishes highest outside of the Champions League places. Depending on which side(s) wins a domestic cup in that country, more Europa League places may be available for league finishes. For example, Manchester City won the English League Cup and Manchester United won the FA Cup in 2016. As these sides finished fourth and fifth respectively in the Premier League table, thus qualifying for European competition automatically, sixth place Southampton and seventh place West Ham were given their Europa League spots.
- Domestic Cup Win
Many European football associations are awarded Europa League places for their domestic cup winners. In England, there is Europa League qualification available for both FA Cup and League Cup winners, although only England and France are given qualification places for both of their domestic cup competitions.
- Champions League Drop Out
Sides who finish third in their Champions League groups are given places in the Europa League knockout rounds. Many sides who have dropped down from the Champions League have gone on to win the Europa League, most recently Sevilla who won in 2016.
To help you with your own Europa League betting, it's important to know which sides have been the most successful in this competition in recent years. On many occasions, those teams who have had recent success in this tournament continue that pedigree with in the subsequent campaigns, with Sevilla the prime example. Many Europa League winners have played in the Champions League that same season, finishing third in the group to drop into the Europa League before winning this competition. Let's take a look at some Europa League favourites in recent times, those that have won the Europa League/UEFA Cup in the last twenty years. Those sides with UCL in brackets means they started their European adventures that season playing in the Champions League, finishing third in their group and therefore dropping into the Europa League.
Last 20 Europa League Winners
|2013||Chelsea (UCL)||Benfica (UCL)|
|2012||Atletico Madrid||Athletic Bilbao|
|2010||Atletico Madrid (UCL)||Fulham|
|2009||Shakhtar Donetsk (UCL)||Werder Bremen (UCL)|
|2008||Zenit Saint Petersburg||Rangers (UCL)|
|2005||CSKA Moscow (UCL)||Sporting Lisbon|
|2002||Feyenoord (UCL)||Borussia Dortmund (UCL)|
|2000||Galatasaray (UCL)||Arsenal (UCL)|
|1997||Inter Milan||Schalke 04|
Europa League Fixtures
NEXT 10 EUROPA LEAGUE MATCHES
- 16:00 GMT, 16th Feb 20170 FC Krasnodar0 Fenerbahce
- 18:00 GMT, 16th Feb 20170 FC Rostov0 Sparta Prague
- 18:00 GMT, 16th Feb 20170 Celta Vigo0 Shakhtar Donetsk
- 18:00 GMT, 16th Feb 20170 Olympiacos0 Osmanlispor FK
- 18:00 GMT, 16th Feb 20170 AZ Alkmaar0 Lyon
- 18:00 GMT, 16th Feb 20170 Ludogorets Razgrad0 FC Copenhagen
- 18:00 GMT, 16th Feb 20170 Astra Giurgiu0 Genk
- 18:00 GMT, 16th Feb 20170 Gent0 Tottenham
- 18:00 GMT, 16th Feb 20170 Borussia Moenchengladbach0 Fiorentina
- 20:05 GMT, 16th Feb 20170 Anderlecht0 Zenit St. Petersburg
Best Europa League Tipsters
At bettingexpert, we have a huge betting community that post their previews and predictions on a variety of sports every day. As well as Match Result tips, many of our tipsters post Outright tips as well as individual match market tips such as Total Goals Over/Under, First Goalscorer and Both Teams To Score predictions.
Excellent Europa League betting advice can be difficult to find. Many tipsters elsewhere offer their predictions on a variety of sports and events, but how do you know how reliable they are? At bettingexpert, we rank our tipsters in terms of success. Each tipster's profile will display their total profit and yield, as well as how well they've performed with their last six tips they've posted, so you can choose which tipster to follow safe in the knowledge you're reading the best Europa League betting tips around. What makes our tipsters extra special is that their tips are absolutely free!
The Europa League is one of the most popular football tournaments to bet on, with only the English Premier League and the UEFA Champions League bet on more regularly than this tournament. With this popularity growing season upon season, bookmakers battle to offer the best odds available. As well as this, many bookmakers offer a range of Europa League betting offers, such as Money Back Specials and Enhanced Odds. Check out the latest Enhanced Odds offers from Coral, Betfair and Paddy Power.
In 2016, our tipsters posted over one million tips and predictions! Many of our expert tipsters post their best Europa League tips during every stage of the competition. Let's take a look at our most successful tipsters over the last two seasons.
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Favourites Europa League
Europa League Betting Tips on favourites 2016-17
|Competition||Club||Titles||Europa League Betting Tips|
|Europa League||Lyon||0||Europa League Betting Tips|
|Europa League||AS Roma||0||Europa League Betting Tips|
|Europa League||Villarreal||0||Europa League Betting Tips|
|Europa League||Spurs||2||Europa League Betting Tips|
|Europa League||Olympiacos||0||Europa League Betting Tips|
|Europa League||Fiorentina||0||Europa League Betting Tips|
How To Bet On the UEFA Europa League
As the Europa League has risen in popularity, so to have the betting options available for those of us who enjoy betting on the Europa League. Bookmakers offer a great range of traditional betting options at every stage of the Europa League, from head to head betting, goal totals and handicaps.
If you prefer alternative betting markets and exotics, bookmakers offer Europa League punters a great range of betting options. From first goal scorer betting, to time of first goal and correct score markets, you'll find bookmakers offering all the Europa League exotic betting markets you're looking for.
To increase your chances of winning your Europe League bets, it's important you have a good knowledge of the competition and the teams involved. As well as increasing your knowledge of the tournament, it's key to learn the best strategies to employ and how Europa League betting odds work. Our bettingexpert tipsters can advise you, but it's also well worth reading our How To Bet On The Europa League guide, which discusses the best ways of making profit when you bet on this prestigious competition.
Europa League betting odds can vary from bookmaker to bookmaker. It's certainly worthwhile to compare Europa League odds to find the best possible offers to maximise your profits. Smartbets compare odds from bookmakers all over the world, as well as showing you the best offers and free bets the bookies are offering. Check out our bettingexpert free bets page too for the latest Europa League betting offers.
Where To Bet On The Europa League
With Europa League betting increasing in popularity, bookmakers fight to offer the best odds and offers to attract and retain their customers. Most bookmakers worldwide offer odds on the Europa League, let's look at the top three bookmakers to consider for your Europa League betting.
You'll see bet365 talked about being the best bookmaker for football in many places, and there are many reasons why they're held in such high regard for betting on the Europa League. Firstly, bet365 offer highly competitive odds on a wide range of markets. This bookmaker also offers a fantastic in play betting service at all stages of the Europa League, including the qualification rounds. Bet365 are also famous for their excellent £50 in play offer, read more about this offer here. What makes bet365 stand out from the rest is their Europa League live streaming service. Find more about what live streaming services bet365 offer and create your bet365 account today!
Betfair are another bookmaker who offer great odds on the Europa League. As well as their competitive odds, Betfair offer Enhanced Odds on a range of football matches on a weekly basis. With price boosts also available, registering an account with Betfair can be extremely profitable! Sign up with Betfair today.
Paddy Power are one of the most popular bookmakers around. With their range of money back specials and enhanced odds offers, as well as a variety of competitions they run, they're favoured for their Europa League betting markets. If you've not yet got a Paddy Power account, what are you waiting for?! Create a Paddy Power account today.
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