Europa League 2020 Winner Predictions
Europa League 2019 – 2020Winner Predictions: Popular Bookies to Bet On
- 1 Europa League 2019 – 2020Winner Predictions: Popular Bookies to Bet On
- 2 Europa League 2019-2020: Groups & Our Bets
- 2.1 *Group A: Sevilla, APOEL, Qarabag, Dudelange
- 2.2 *Group B: Dynamo Kyiv, Kobenhavn, Malmo, Lugano
- 2.3 *Group C: Basel, Krasnodar, Getafe, Trabzonspor
- 2.4 *Group D: Sporting CP, PSV Eindhoven, Rosenborg, LASK Linz
- 2.5 *Group G: Porto, Young Boys, Feyenoord, Rangers
- 2.6 *CSKA Moskva, Ludogorets, Espanyol, Ferencvaros
- 2.7 *Group I: Wolfsburg, Gent, St. Etienne, Olexandriya
- 2.8 *Group J: Roma, Borussia Monchengladbach, Istanbul Basaksehir, Wolfsberg
- 2.9 *Group K: Besiktas, Braga, Wolves, Slovan Bratislava
- 2.10 *Group L: Manchester United, Astana, Partizan, AZ Alkmaar
- 3 Past Predictions (season 2018-2019 Europa League)
Qualifiers for European cups are completed, and groups are drawn for both Champions League and Europa League. In this article, we will analyse the most interesting Europa League groups and make predictions on which teams should advance to the knockout stage.
Europa League 2019-2020: Groups & Our Bets
*Group A: Sevilla, APOEL, Qarabag, Dudelange
Our bet: Sevilla & Qarabag
Former winners of this competition are back, and they are looking forward to another successful campaign. Sevilla are drawn in not too attractive group and they shouldn’t have much problems of snatching one of the top two spots. APOEL and Qarabag are going to fight for the 2nd spot as they are similarly strengthened teams. Cyprian champions are not too convincing in the past two seasons, and Qarabag may use this opportunity to qualify for the knockout stage. Although Dudelange are the most pleasant surprise in Europa League as they managed to qualify for the second consecutive time, they cannot cope with their opponents and shouldn’t be considered as the candidate for the next round.
*Group B: Dynamo Kyiv, Kobenhavn, Malmo, Lugano
Our bet: Dynamo Kyiv & Kobenhavn
This is not too attractive group, but every team have at least decent chances for securing one of the top two spots in the group. Dynamo Kyiv should secure their place in the knockout stage as they have huge experience in these matches, and they are more than capable of handling this group. Kobenhavn and Malmo should challenge the remaining spot and we believe Danish champions are closer to the place in the top two as their rivals are going to fight for the title in domestic championship and that should be Malmo’s top priority. Lugano are capable of providing an upset, but that shouldn’t be enough for the knockout stage.
*Group C: Basel, Krasnodar, Getafe, Trabzonspor
Our bet: Krasnodar & Getafe
This is one of the groups with teams of similar strength. Basel failed in their attempt to qualify for the group stage of the Champions League as they got eliminated by Austrian runners-up LASK Linz. Swiss side wants to challenge the top spot in domestic league and remain in the European competition in the knockout phase as well. Krasnodar were just one step away from the Champions League group stage, but they were held by Olympiakos. They kicked off the season in Russian Premier League very well and they want to step up in this competition and reach the final stages. Getafe had an excellent previous campaign in La Liga, and they are looking forward to building upon the last season’s results. Trabzonspor are always a tricky opponent as they have a pretty strong home pitch. Lots of surprises are expected in this group and we expect Krasnodar and Getafe to advance to the knockout stage.
*Group D: Sporting CP, PSV Eindhoven, Rosenborg, LASK Linz
Our bet: Sporting CP & PSV Eindhoven
Pretty interesting group although two names stand out. PSV Eindhoven didn’t manage to get to the group stage of the elite European cup, and they are searching for a good campaign in Europa League. Sporting CP are also strong candidates for the place in the knockout stage and they need to put good performances according to their reputation. Rosenborg and LASK Linz showed that they are pretty capable of providing an upset, however we don’t see them going through the group stage.
*Group E: Lazio, Celtic, Rennes, CFR Cluj
Our bet: Lazio & Rennes
We have three strong candidates for the top two spots in the group, while the Romanian champions are capable of snatching some points although they are underdogs in this one. They’ve already knocked out Celtic from the Champions League qualifiers and Scottish side has the opportunity to take the revenge. Rennes opened the season in Ligue 1 very well and they are showing very confident displays, and they certainly shouldn’t be written off. Lazio are the strongest side here, however, they need to show that on the pitch as well. We believe that the Italians and Rennes are going to advance to the next round.
*Group F: Arsenal, Eintracht Frankfurt, Standard Liege, Vitoria SC
Our bet: Arsenal & Eintracht Frankfurt
Arsenal are considered as one of the top favourites for lifting the trophy at the end of the season, while Eintracht Frankfurt were the last year’s semi-finalists in this competition. We are expecting to see very attractive matches in this group since Standard Liege is also playing an attacking style of football. Nicolas Pepe strengthened the Gunners’ attacking line, while the German side continued their trend of signing young and talented players such as Dejan Joveljic. We shouldn’t forget about Vitoria SC who can be a very tricky opponent, although not too attractive, from this group we see Arsenal and Eintracht Frankfurt on the top two spots.
*Group G: Porto, Young Boys, Feyenoord, Rangers
Our bet: Porto & Feyenoord
This is one of the most attractive groups drawn and we are expecting lots of excitements and great battles for the top two spots. Porto went out of the UCL qualifiers and they hope they can reach very latest stages in this competition. Young Boys were on a similar path as they got eliminated by Red Star Belgrade on the latest step for qualifying for the Champions League group stage. Swiss champions were pretty convincing in the last two seasons in domestic championship and they want to step up and have a successful continental campaign. Feyenoord don’t enjoy a good start in Eredivisie, but they are certainly going to get back on track and have a significant role in this group. Rangers will have tough challenge of getting their way to the knockout stage, but Scottish giants definitely shouldn’t be underestimated. Steven Gerrard’s side is well-known of their good performances in continental competitions. Porto should be the top placed side in Group G, and from the great battle for the 2nd spot we are backing Feyenoord.
*CSKA Moskva, Ludogorets, Espanyol, Ferencvaros
Our bet: CSKA Moskva & Espanyol
Russian giants should be the leading side in this group as they are looking forward to another successful campaign in continental competitions. Ludogorets seem to be not too convincing as in the previous season and actually Ferencvaros kicked them out of the Champions League qualifiers. Espanyol should not miss this opportunity for finishing at one of the top two spots in the group as they seem to be the most serious side along with CSKA Moscow. Therefore, we are expecting Russian and Spanish sides to go through.
*Group I: Wolfsburg, Gent, St. Etienne, Olexandriya
Our bet: Wolfsburg & St. Etienne
After several disappointing seasons, the German side managed to get their place in one of the European cups. They also started the current domestic campaign very well and they are expected to reach the latest stages of this competition as well. Gent are also keeping up with the top of the First Division A table and they shouldn’t be underestimated in the battle for the top two spots. St. Etienne need to improve a bit, but they are definitely a serious contender for the spot in the knockout stage. Olexandriya are the most unattractive side in this group, but trips to Ukraine can usually be tricky ones and they are definitely going to snatch some points against one of the favourites. From the very tight battle, we believe Wolfsburg and St. Etienne are going to find their way through.
*Group J: Roma, Borussia Monchengladbach, Istanbul Basaksehir, Wolfsberg
Our bet: Roma & Borussia Monchengladbach
Another pretty interesting group win which we see three candidates for the top two places. Roma are definitely one of the favourites not just in this group, but for winning Europa League as well. We expect them to command the group and secure their spot in the knockout rounds. Borussia Monchengladbach are missing Thorgan Hazard who joined Borussia Dortmund and we will see how they are going to compensate his absence. They are in variable form at the start of the season, so Istanbul Basaksehir are not without the chance of challenging them for the 2nd spot. Turkish side failed to lift the domestic title once again and they are set for another attempt. After two opening defeats they got back on the track and will certainly play a significant role in this group. Wolfsberg are the underdogs in this one and we don’t believe they will stand the chance of proceeding further in the competition. So, besides Roma, we expect Borussia Monchengladbach to advance to the knockout stage.
*Group K: Besiktas, Braga, Wolves, Slovan Bratislava
Our bet: Braga & Wolves
Besiktas have the highest ambitions in the national championship, however, they’ve already spilled five points in the opening three rounds. They are still searching for their game and the Europa League draw is not easy for them at all. Braga are in similar position as Turkish side and they suffered a heavy 4-0 defeat against Benfica recently. Wolves were pretty secure in the qualifiers as they managed to eliminate Torino in the playoffs. We don’t believe Slovan Bratislava can cause an upset and from this group we are going to back Wolves and Braga.
*Group L: Manchester United, Astana, Partizan, AZ Alkmaar
Our bet: Manchester United & AZ Alkmaar
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side cannot be proud of their Premier League start and one of the possible ways for qualifying for the Champions League next season is winning this competition. They are definitely top-favourite in this group as Partizan don’t have enough depth in their squad, while Astana are pretty bad at away grounds. AZ Alkmaar can use this opportunity to get to the knockout stage although they were drawn from the 4th pot.
With another thrilling Europa League campaign behind us and Premier League teams finally dominating the UEFA competitions, as Chelsea and Arsenal meet for an all-English UEL final in Baku, we now take on a new season with Qualifiers fast approaching the end.
For obvious reasons, we cannot know all the teams taking part just yet and we will not be able to do so until December, you can now bet on any Champions League side to lift the Europa League trophy at 3/1 – which does feel like a solid approach to the market as Atletico Madrid last did so in 2017/18.
English teams come as heavy favorites to come out as Winners once again and Manchester United see the shortest odds at 5/1, while Arsenal sits just behind backed at 6/1. With a ticket to the Champions League also at stake, it’s obvious they will want to impress and will find the competition just as good opportunity as making the Premier League top 4.
We thus feel going for an English side to win it once again feels like great value at this point, which would mean the Trophy travels to the UK for the third time in four years. We have seen great challenges along the way – primarily meaning Ajax and Eintracht Frankfurt along with the 2018 winner Atletico Madrid – but this makes the value no less.
Sevilla has seen a busy summer and should prove a solid challenger for the title once again, boasting great history in the competition and rated at 16/1 to bag their sixth Europa League trophy – after doing so in 2005/06, 2006/07, 2013/14, 2014/15, and 2015/16.
After five consecutive years in the Champions League, Roma failed to secure the top 4 finish in Serie A last term and while they’ll hardly be happy about it, this makes them one of the favorites to win the Europa League at 20/1. They have managed to extend the contract with one of the best players Edin Dzeko, while also being very close to sign Chris Smalling from Manchester United. If Roma improves their backline, there is no doubt they are going to play a big role in this competition.
Lastly, Wolves have impressed through the Qualifiers and came on the brink of sealing their spot in the Group stage in Turin already. Nuno Espirito Santo’s men have a lot to prove as well, which makes them one of the top contenders in the eyes of the bookies too – rated at 16/1 at this point. They play their first European campaign in almost four decades and this will mean a lot at Molineux, bound to help them make it far and ultimately make it a very tough trip for any side. The most recent appearances and performances against Torino in the playoffs were amazing. The same goes for their Premier League strategy against Manchester United, in a match that ended without a winner 1-1.
Past Predictions (season 2018-2019 Europa League)
The UEFA Europa League is a tournament seen by millions of fans around the world. Punters make lots of money with the football matches that take place every week in this league. The end of the Europa League is already approaching and the fans want to know who could be the possible winner of the title since all teams have many chances of success.
At this stage of the UEL, the groups are well defined, and you can see a clear picture of who are the favorite teams. The majority of the bets are in favor of the teams that are first of their groups, but other inferior teams also have very interesting odds*. But do not despair, the safest bets are backed by teams that have 10 points or more, including Villareal, Arsenal, Lyon, Atletico Madrid, etc. The teams named above are the ones who will decide almost all the qualifiers for the Round of 16.
The forecasts for the UEFA Europa League title will have a lot to do with the performance of the most important teams. They are the teams that have the most potential to take the title, especially those who have not lost or lost a single match. The number of goals in favor is another factor that defines the winner of the title.
Among the top scorers of UEL are Shakhtar Donetsk 21 goals, FC Zenit 17 goals, RSC Anderlecht 16 goals, Manchester United 12 goals. Other teams have 10 or fewer goals, but they are also strong candidates to advance to the next group stages in the EUL. Basically it is that the teams can score in all the parties, no matter how important the parties, they must demonstrate their strength so that the support of the bets is reflected in the bookmakers.
*Odds being correct at time of publishing