Prepare your predictions on the Europa League 2022-2023! Europe's second biggest club competition is set to be another exciting season, and a source of plenty of sports betting.
Formerly known as the UEFA Cup, the Europa League features some of Europe's best teams, all of whom have qualified with strong performances in the previous season. The rules have changed since the creation of the Europa Conference League. There are now 32 teams taking part in the group stage, rather than 48. Whether it is through their rankings or their victories in national cups, these 32 teams deserve their places to compete for a great European title.
The Europa League starts with a first group stage in which each club plays three teams in two legs (8 groups of 4). The first team in each group goes straight to the Round of 16, while the second team must play one of the third-placed teams in the Champions League group (a kind of round of 16). Then comes the round of 16, followed by the quarter-finals, the semi-finals and finally the exciting final. Eintracht Frankfurt are the defending champions but their progression to the Champions League round of 16 means that there will be a new winner this campaign. Who will take the crown in 2022-2023?
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Quarter Final Draw
Manchester United beat Barcelona 4-3 on aggregate
Juventus beat Nantes 4-1 on aggregate
Sporting Lisbon defeated Midtjylland 5-1 on aggregate
Union Berlin had a 3-1 aggregate win over Ajax
Bayern Leverkusen beat Monaco 5-3 on penalties after aggregate scores ended 3-3
Sevilla beat PSV 3-2 on aggregate
Roma beat Red Bull Salzburg 2-1 on aggregate
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In order to succeed in your Europa League predictions, there are several key figures to keep in mind when betting. First of all, you should know that in the current campaign 52% of the matches had over 2.5 goals and 23% over 3.5 goals, for an overall average of 2.72 goals per match. As a result, the Europa League remains one of the most spectacular tournaments in the world, which should make you want to bet on goals every week of the competition.
Secondly, it is worth noting that away teams' attacks often hit the target in the Europa League. Last season, 67% of group stage matches and 72% of finals matches saw a goal from the visiting team, an average of around 7 out of 10. An astonishing figure, and one that should make you turn to the "Away team to score ' market again this season. This bet is often offered at odds of around 1.60, so it would be a pity to miss out!
Another key stat to consider is the impressive volume of goals scored in the final quarter of the game. This is true for most competitions around world football and holds up in the current iteration of the Europa League as well. 22% of all goals scored in the competition so far have occured between the 75'-90' of the match. If you have any doubts or lack of inspiration before betting on the Europa League, don't hesitate to give it a try, as the odds offered by the bookmakers are often very enticing.
To be complete in these main tips for betting on the Europa League, you should know that the home teams are winning at a 48% clip this season, with 21% ending in a draw and 31% resulting in a victory for the visiting team. This puts the home field advantage factor about on par with the Champions League. Of course, you always have to take into account the quality of the teams facing off and the situations that both sides find themselves in, but these are useful numbers to know nontheless. Choosing your spots well on profitable away teams can often pay out with very tempting odds for the team to win straight up. A safer alternative is also the double chance for the away side, which is hitting at a 52% rate so far in the 2022-23 Europa League season.
Manchester United have already won the Carabao Cup and are favourites to win the Europa League. They face Sevilla in the quarters and they will be the fourth Spanish side that United have faced in this season's Europa League. Juventus are possible semi-final opponents and they are joint second favourites with Roma. Bayer Leverkusen are next in the market, followed by Sporting who beat Arsenal in the last 16.
Odds taken from bet365.com and Williamhill.com .
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