What is the Europa League?

The Europa League basically stands second in line as far as European club football tournaments go, with the UEFA Champions League being the only competition above it.

Still, the Europa League carries a great deal of prestige and importance for many clubs all over Europe as the winners gets a free pass into next season’s Champions League.

Hence, we have put these Europa League tips together. Europa League betting tips and predictions are the best way to gain the knowledge and insights you need to become a successful bettor.

You can find free tips on the games from this competition as well as Europa League outright bet tips, which are accompanied by the latest and best odds available in the market.

We would like to think that with this post, you’re in safe hands. Before making each Europa League tip, our experts analyse statistics and compare them with bookmaker odds.

The stakes in the Europa League are higher than ever – not just on the pitch but on your betslip too!

Right, let’s take a look at the main questions you may have with regards to betting on Europe’s second-tier club competition.

How does the Europa League work?

It is a little more complicated than you may think. The Europa League can be known as the Champions League’s little brother. There are many ways in which teams can qualify.

In the big European leagues, the two or three teams that finish outside the Champions League places qualify for the Europa League. Some teams also gain qualification by winning a domestic cup.

The lower the rating of the national league in Europe as per the UEFA coefficient, the fewer teams can qualify from that nation.

The tournament has four qualification rounds, which are usually filled with teams from the smaller European leagues and teams that finished outside the Champions League spots in the bigger European leagues. It also includes the 10 losers from the Champions League play-off round.

The main 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 for the knockout stages.

The knockout stage begins with the round of 32, where the 24 teams that qualified from the group stage are joined by the eight teams that finished 3rd in their respective Champions League groups.

During the knockout stages, there are two legs in each fixture as well (home and away) except the final, which is a one-off game.

Our Europa League tips cover all the games including the qualification rounds.

Who has the most Europa League titles?

Since its formation in 1971, Sevilla have won the most Europa League titles with 6 to their name. Liverpool, Juventus, Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid have all won the competition 3 times.

Europa League Expert Predictions

It’s often a factor in the Europa League that clubs tend to rotate their squads for the ties.

It is understandable because the fixture list seems even more crowded every season. As the competition progresses, clubs do tend to get a bit more serious, particularly if this is the best/only route into qualifying for the Champions League.

For most of the season, especially the group stages it is a good idea to have a look at the line-ups before placing a bet. Those clubs that have strong squads have the freedom to leave out their star players. Others with slightly weaker squads may struggle.

Statistics play a key part in the betting world. If the stats show that a team is playing a series of low-scoring games, then a suggestion to bet on the under 2.5 goals market will be made. Our experts will be looking at the home and away records of all the clubs they have the task of predicting results for.

Winner of the competition

The outright winner market is the most popular in the whole competition.

Choosing the winner of the tournament is quite hard if you bet at the beginning of the season, the best moment to catch high odds.

Top Goalscorer

‘Who will be the top goalscorer?’

Do your own research. We will provide you with some names after thorough research at the time of the tournament.

Europa League In-play Betting Tips

Nothing has changed in the way that bettors bet in recent years for live, in-play betting.

Making mid-game selections and being able to back them online with easy access gives the bettors so many options. This allows them to make a call on the action unfolding before their eyes by taking into account all the possibilities.

With the added ability to cash out on your bet, you can make the decision to take a percentage of the winnings before the full-time whistle. So if your wager is coming in, you can take the profit on offer without having to worry about those nervy minutes waiting for the final whistle to blow.

Full-Time Results

A Full-Time result bet is the most popular bet in any given football match.

Here, you’re simply backing the result – a victory for either side or a draw. Many punters often combine several of our Europa League betting tips in this market in order to create a longer bet accumulator.

This is a popular option but a tricky one in this competition since so many games end up being played at the same time.

Both Teams to Score

Both teams to score (BTTS) is a market that is particularly popular in the earlier stages of the Europa League when there are many games being played at the same time on a Thursday evening.

Here, you are betting on both teams to score in the 90 minutes and it is a bet that is attached to long accumulators with the same selection backed on a range of different matches.

To Score a Header

This one is easy to understand but you need some serious luck to get this right.

This is about placing a bet on a particular player not to just score a goal but to score a header in 90 minutes.

It may be extremely hard to get right but if you do, you would most likely earn some handsome money.

Player Total Shots

The betting experts love this bet market!

You can now bet on how many shots or even shots on target a player will take in the 90 minutes of a match.

This market is usually utilised later in the campaign when you are watching a specific match that you are keenly following.

Player Total Tackles

All that you bet on in this case is self-explanatory really.

Here, you are betting on a certain player to make a certain amount of tackles during a game – with some bookmakers offering a large number of options with regards to tackles to be made.


This is our personal favourite. It is fun to predict and deserves some thorough research.

Predicting players who will receive cards during a game can be extremely fun and add to the excitement when watching a game.

You can back teams to receive over a certain number of bookings in a game, or the match to have a certain amount of bookings.

You can even bet on a specific player to be shown a card during the game! Such is the depth of markets available on Europa League games.

Player Offsides

Filippo Inzaghi would not be proud of this betting market.

You can bet on the Europa League in a market such as offsides in a game by betting on which players will get called for the most offsides or even predict the number.

Corners Taken

Another difficult one to predict. Corners taken is another market you can place bets on in the Europa League fixtures every season.

There are a range of different bets here including the total corners in a game, corners per team and even which team will earn the most corners in the match.

VAR Specials

VAR is a major talking point in the Premier League and has led to a lot of debate around the usage of it.

However, it is extensively used in the Europa League and some sportsbooks have offered VAR specials for the tournament.