Would you like to make a prediction for the 2023-24 UEFA Europa Conference League? If the answer is yes then you've come to the right place! This season, Europe's third and most recently added club competition is again going to be a fascinating event and a real treat for your sports betting. After the Champion's League and the Europa League, this is a great competition to bet on and we'll be supplying our readers with lots of well-researched predictions.
Last season saw West Ham United win the Europa Conference League, beating Fiorentina in the final. They won't be able to defend the trophy this season as they topped their Europa League group and will be competiting in the knockout stages. This season sees England represented by Aston Villa. Other leading sides taking part include Lille, Fiorentina, Eintracht Frankfurt, Fenerbahce, Osasuna and AZ (who lost in the last four in 2022/23).
The format of the Europa Conference League is similar to that of the other two European club competitions. We begin with the qualifying rounds to determine who joins the sides already confirmed to play in the group stages. This will leave us with 32 remaining clubs and they are then drawn into eight groups of four. The winner of each group goes straight into the last 16. Those finishing second go into the knockout play-off round. There, they face the eight clubs that finished third in their Europa League group in a two-legged tie. We're then left with the last 16, the quarter finals and the semi-finals, all played over two legs. The Europa Conference League then reaches its final which is a one-off match. This season the finale will take place in Athens. Who will win the third Europa Conference League? Where are the best odds? Read our previews and then get set to make your predictions.
To bet on the Europa Conference League, you need to know the key statistics for the competition. To help you make even more reliable predictions, here are the statistics you need to know about the Europa Conference League before placing your bets. These figures come from the previous edition of the competition:
Some stats are therefore of great interest in this competition, such as the high number of goals per game. But there are also other markets that seem worth trying in this Conference League, such as the "Team Goal 2" bet, which was a winner in almost 7 out of 10 matches last year. The number of home wins is also questionable, and the N/2 double chance should be favored on this new edition of the third European Cup. Finally, the most frequent final score last year was 1-0, which was achieved in almost a quarter of the matches. The odds for this type of bet will be all the more attractive! Take advantage of this when betting on the matches of this 2023-2024 season.
Aston Villa are the favorites to lift the trophy but we have our doubts as to whether or not Unai Emery's men will ultimately be able to achieve it. They're currently involved in a tight race for a top four spot in the Premier League, a notoriously tough and physical competition. The Villains priorities might well shift to securing Champions League football as we get closer to the end of the season. Turkish side Fenerbahce are brimming with talent thanks to intensive offseason recruitment which saw the likes of Edin Dzeko, Dusan Tadic, Michy Batshuayi, Ryan Kent, Fred, and more joining up with the team. They are also fighting to dethrone Galatasaray of the league title but the Super Lig is a much less demanding competition. The Yellow Canaries are playing well enough this season and have more than enough talent to be crowned Conference League champions and present good value at their current price. Fenerbahce, along with last season's runners-up Fiorentina, who will be desperate to have another crack at winning the trophy, are our picks to win the 2023/24 Conference League.
The structure of the Conference League sees the second-place group stage finishers entering into a two-legged matchup against the Europa League third-place group finishers. The eight winners move on to the round of 16 where they will meet up with the Conference League group winners. Here's how things stack up, along with the aggregate score, after the first leg of the first playoff round (played on February 15). The second leg will be played on February 21 and February 22:
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Here are the most up to date odds on which team will lift the Conference League trophy. The odds are following the first knockout round first leg between the group stage second-place finishing teams and the Champions League third-place group stage teams:
Odds taken from bet365.com.