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Europa League 2017/18


After the winners Manchester United beat Ajax Amsterdam last year, many are intention for the winner’s spot of the 2017-2018 season. But then, who are the favourites? Which teams can play the role of the favourites? What statistics are needed to bet on the Europa League? Wincomparator unveils the Europa League analysis from its football experts!

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the winning odds for THE ROUND OF 32

After a spectacular group stage, the Europa League will face the 24 best teams of the competition, in addition to the 8 third placed teams of the Champions League. A thrilling round is fiercely contested, to the delight of the punters.

Ostersund v Arsenal

Arsenal cruised through their group with 13 points, 4 points above Belgrade. They now face a Swedish team who just missed out on top spot in their group. They were topped by Athletico Bilbao but overcame Zorya and Hertha to qualify. Seden wil be a difficult place to go for Arsenal but the English side will qualify over the two games. 

Celtic - Zenit St Petersbourg

Celtic were drawn in the toughest group in the Champions League and were heavily beaten by PSG and Bayern Munich. They came third in front of Anderlecht and now face a new chapter in their campaign. They are drawn a tough match in the first knockout round to Zenit. Travelling to Russia will not be easy and we predict that they will lose here. But we feel they can improve in Celtic park and could be lucky to qualify. A good odd to bet on!


Like the previous season, many clubs can wield the trophy of the Europa League in May 2018. This is the case for Lyon. Semi-finalist of last season, the French club has all the cards in the game to reiterate a good season in the Europa League. So certainly, players like Lacazette and Tolisso are gone, but the summer recruitment of the Gones is far from ridiculous. Mariano Diaz arrived, as did Bertrand Troré and Kenny Tete, both finalists last season. The talent and experience will be there, and since the final will be played at Parc OL, Lyon can be part of your favourites in this Europa League season.

Atletico Madrid. Dortmund, AC Milan and Arsenal will be the other favourites to watch. If they decide to play the competition thoroughly, the Gunners and the Rossoneri should do well. Lacazette, Ozil Cech on the London side, André Sila, Rodriguez and Biglia on the Milan side: we saw worse!

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To make your Europa League predictions, several key figures will have to be considered when betting. First, last year, 48% of the matches had +2.5 goals, and each game had an average of 2.76 achievements in the game. Two important statistics that show that the Europa League remains one of the most spectacular tournaments in the world, and that it should push you to bet on goals every Thursday night.

Note that the offensives of the teams on the move often seem to fly in the Europa League. During the casting season, 70% of the matches had a goal for the visiting club, i.e. 7 out of 10 cases. A surprising figure, which will undoubtedly turn you to the "Team 2 goal" market. Quite often, the latter is offered around a rating of 1.90, you would not want to deprive yourself of it!

Another key figure for this C3 will be the impressive amount of goals scored after the hour of play. In most competitions in the world, it is usually the last quarter that is rich in goals, not for the Europa League. Last year, like two years ago, it was indeed between the 60th and the 75th minute of play that the most pawns were planted in the Europa League. If you want to bet on the market "Goal in the quarter of an hour", it is therefore towards the latter that you will have to turn.

Finally, to be complete, know that only 41% of the clubs that received in the return match qualified for the turn following the last season. This figure remains very surprising and further highlights the ability of teams on the move to shine. If you like to bet on the long term, then focus on feats after the group stage, this will surely be the best thing to do to be profitable on your Europa League betting’s!