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 16, Maccabi Tel-Aviv 11, HJK 6, Alashkert 1
Group B: Gent 13 Partizan 8, Anorthosis Famagusta 6, Flora 5
Group C: Roma 13, Bodo/Glimt 12, Zorya Luhansk 7, CSKA Sofia 1
Group D: AZ Alkmaar 14, Randers 7, Jablonec 6, CFR Cluj 4
Group E: Feyenoord 14, Slavia Prague 8, Union Berlin 7, Maccabi Haifa 4
Group F: FC Copenhagen 15, PAOK 11, Slovan Bratislava 8 Lincoln Red Imps 0
Group G: Rennes 14, Vitesse 10, Tottenham 7, Mura 3
Group H: Basel 14, Qarabag 11, Omonia 4 Kairat Almaty 2
There are eight ties in this round, the winners of the two-legged matches join the eight group winners in the last 16 Games were played on 17/24 February
Roma 1 Leicester 0 - Roma win 2-1 on aggregate
Marseille 0 Feyenoord 0 - Feyenoord win 3-2 on aggregate
Final - Roma beat Feyenoord 1-0
For the moment, it remains very difficult to predict the final winner of this first Europa Conference League. Roma had a few problems but eventually won their group. Can Jose Mourinho win another European competition? Rennes and Marseille represent France and from the English Premier League, we have Leicester City. The Dutch have a strong hand with both PSV and Feyenoord in the competiton. The betting market is a very open one, so take advantage of some good odds.