If you're looking to predict the 2021/22 Europa Conference League then this is the place to be. This season's third and newest European club competition is shaping up to be a very interesting one, and it could well be a treat for your sports betting.
The Europa Conference League will take place for the very first time in the 2021-2022 football year, and it will feature some of Europe's best-known faces, but mostly clubs from countries with smaller UEFA coefficients. The aim is to allow smaller countries to have European representatives. In total, 32 teams will form eight groups of four clubs. The group winners go straight into the last 16. Those clubs finishing second in their group go into the play-off round. They are joined by the eight teams that finished third in their Europa League group.
The winners of this competition will gain direct entry into the group stages of the 2022/23 Europa League. That's unless they have already made it into the Champions League. The final will be played on 25 May in Tirana, Albania.
Statistics are important when working out your bets. Our team of betting experts always spend lots of time looking at the form books. This is the first ever Europa Conference League, so it's a whole new ball game as far as stats are concerned. We'll be looking at the first three rounds of this competition later this week. That will see the top ten stats you need to know for the 2021/22 Europa Conference League and will be updated as the competiton progresses.
Draw for Group Stages
Europa Conference League draw in full
Group A: LASK, Maccabi Tel-Aviv, Alashkert, HJK Helsinki
Group B: Gent, Partizan, Flora Tallinn, Anorthosis Famagusta
Group C: Roma, Zorya Luhansk, CSKA Sofia, Bodo/Glimt
Group D: AZ Alkmaar, CFR Cluj, Jablonec, Randers
Group E: Slavia Prague, Feyenoord, Union Berlin, Maccabi Haifa
Group F: FC Copenhagen, PAOK, Slovan Bratislava, Lincoln Red Imps
Group G: Tottenham, Rennes, Vitesse, NS Mura
Group H: Basel, Qarabag, Kairat Almaty, Omonia
For the moment, it remains very difficult to predict the final winner of this first Europa Conference League. At first glance, the big boys, Roma and Tottenham, should have something to play for, as should Rennes, the only French representative. However, as the qualifiers are yet to be determined and teams from the Europa League will be added in February, the best thing to do is to wait until the first rounds to make a decision. In any case, by the end of 2021, some very nice odds will still be offered at the bookmakers. Patience, the results will come with the time of analysis.