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. Who will take the crown in 2022-2023?
Barcelona v Manchester United
Juventus v Nantes
Sporting Lisbon v Midtjylland
Shakhtar Donetsk v Rennes
Ajax v Union Berlin
Bayer Leverkusen v Monaco
Sevilla v PSV Eindhoven
FC Salzburg v Roma
Ties to be played: February 16/23
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 last year 47% of the matches had +2.5 goals and 30% +3.5 goals, for an overall average of 2.71 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 the 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 for this C3 will be the impressive volume of goals scored in the penultimate quarter of the game. While the 76-90' quarter-hour is the most prolific in the vast majority of competitions, it was the 61-75' interval that was the most prolific in terms of goals in this C3 last year. In the last edition, 21% of the goals were scored in this quarter of an hour in the total number of goals. 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 very interesting.
To be complete in these main tips for betting on the Europa League, you should know that the home teams won 43% of the matches last year, that 28% ended in a draw, and 29% with a victory for the visiting team. It is clear that home advantage is less important than in the Champions League and draws are more common in the Europa League than the Champions League. Don't hesitate to predict an away win or a draw in the Europa League. For these bets, there will be tempting odds for the Europa League waiting for you, as well as the potential winnings. According to our Europa League betting experts, there is a lot to win in the competition.
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