Europa League Betting[ 04.01.17 ]
UEFA Europa League (EL) is the second by importance club tournament in Europe after UEFA Champions League (UCL). Undoubtedly bookmakers regularly post on different odds and gamblers choose a proper bet. So EL betting is usually done in qualifying rounds, group stages and final.
The tournament appeared only in 2010/11 season as a successor of UEFA Cup. The latter has been held since 1971 and was organized by Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). Nevertheless Europa League odds were always posted on by bookmakers.
But not only was the name changed. The competition format was changed also and has been improving on an annual basis. For example, recently the rule was introduced according to which the Europa League winner of the tournament automatically qualifies to the UCL group stage next stage. That’s why Europa League winner odds have been raised in importance.
In 1999, the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup was merged with the UEFA Cup. The 2009 rebranding included a merge with the UEFA Intertoto Cup, producing an enlarged competition format, with an expanded group stage and changed qualifying criteria.
Outrights and Ordinars
By the way clubs get to the competition based on their performance in their national leagues and cup competitions. And after the rebranding third placed teams from the UCL group stage are dropped into the playoffs of EL. So you must be cautious while choosing Europa League betting odds in Outright markets.
It should be stated that team selection in the tournament is not so good as in UCL. So Europa League betting is not so popular as UCL one. But due to large number of the clubs from different countries it has vast geography therefore Europa Ligue is watch by “small” football nations with increased attention.
Ordinary Europa League odds are usually posted on around two or three days before matches kick off. That’s very helpful for the gamblers who need more time to evaluate chances and place a bet. So such decision provides opportunity to squeeze out the extra profit.
To hedge risks and money
Unlike offline variants online europa odds can be lowered in the course of the match. So to hedge risks you should choose the most appropriate variant to yourself. For example previews for every fixture which with detailed analysis, key statistics, head to head information, team news, tips and correct score prediction.
The title has been won by 27 different clubs, 12 of which have won the title more than once. The most successful club in the competition and the current champions are Sevilla with five titles. The winner of the tournament qualifies for the UEFA Super Cup.
As to the prize money it received by the clubs is divided into fixed payments based on participation and results, and variable amounts that depend of the value of their TV market. The champions get €6.5 million and the losing finalists receive €3.5 million. Reaching the semi-finals provides €1.6 million for the clubs.
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