2020-21 UEFA Europa League Betting
2020-2021 will mark the 50th season of the Europa League. and the 12th season since it was renamed from the UEFA Cup to the UEFA Europa League. The Europa League might play second fiddle to the Champions League on the continent, but it is still an important tournament in its own right. The vast majority of clubs and domestic leagues will never be able to seriously compete for Champions League glory.
UEFA Europa League Winner (Apr 12)
|ODDS TO WIN EUROPA LEAGUE 2020/2021
|Manchester United +105
||Field (Any Other) +1500
UEFA Europa League Quarterfinals
The first legs of the quarterfinal will be played on Thursday, April 8. The second legs will be played on Thursday, April 15.
Thursday, April 8
Leg 1: Granada 0, Manchester United 2
Manchester United took care of business against Granada on the road in the first leg of their tie. Marcus Rashford scored early, and Bruno Fernandes notched a penalty in the 90th minute to put the Red Devils in great position heading back to Old Trafford. That has led to Manchester United being a sizable favorite to win the Europa League.
Leg 1: Arsenal 1, Slavia Prague 1
Fellow English side Arsenal are still the second favorites to win the competition, but their odds have dropped substantially after a disappointing home tie with Slavia Prague. It appeared that Nicolas Pepe had put the Gunners ahead for good with a goal in the 86th minute, but Tomas Holes scored in extra time to give the Czech club a result.
Leg 1: Ajax 1, Roma 2
This is not the same Ajax that we saw the last few years. They have had to sell off a lot of their talented, young players, and they suffered a disappointing home loss to AS Roma in their first leg. Davy Klaassen put the Dutch side ahead at halftime, but Lorenzo Pellegrini and Ibanez scored after the break to give Roma a road win.
Leg 1: Dinamo Zagreb 0, Villarreal 1
The Yellow Submarine picked up a win and grabbed a crucial road goal in their 1-0 win over Dinamo Zagreb. There weren’t a lot of great scoring chances in this one, and the lone tally was a Gerard Moreno penalty conversion just before halftime.
Thursday, April 15
Leg 2: Manchester United vs. Granada, 3 p.m. ET
Leg 2: Slavia Prague vs. Arsenal, 3 p.m. ET
Leg 2: Roma vs. Ajax, 3 p.m. ET
Leg 2: Villarreal vs. Dinamo Zagreb, 3 p.m. ET
UEFA Europa League Winners (2000)
||Inter Milan 2
||Atletico Madrid 3
||Manchester United 2
||Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 2
||Sevilla 0 (P 4-2)
||Atletico Madrid 3
||Athletic Bilbao 0
||Atletico Madrid 2
||Shakhtar Donetsk 2
||Werder Bremen 1
||Zenit St. Petersburg 2
||Sevilla 2 (P 3-1)
||CSKA Moscow 3
||Sporting CP 1
||Borussia Dortmund 2
||Deportivo Alavés 4
||Galatasaray 0 (P 4-1)
There is a massive disparity in resources between Europe’s behemoths and everyone else, so it’s just not feasible to think that teams from smaller nations can have much success in Europe’s premier tournament. However, the Europa League gives these smaller clubs a chance on a more level playing field, and we have seen some amazing stories and surprising results over the years.
Sevilla did not win its first Europa League title until 2006, but the Spanish club has made its mark in the competition since that point. Sevilla has won five Europa League titles, two more than any other team. Interesting enough, all of their titles have come in consecutive seasons. Sevilla was just the second team to win back-to-back Europa League championships when they won the competition in 2006 and 2007, and it was the first club to threepeat when it won in 2014, 2015, and 2016.
There are four clubs that are tied for the second-most Europa League titles. Liverpool, Juventus, Internazionale, and Atletico Madrid have all won three titles each, with Atletico Madrid’s coming in short order. Like Sevilla, they have made their mark on the competition recently, winning it all in 2010, 2012, and 2018. Benfica and Marseille are the most unfortunate bridesmaids, failing to win in three trips to the final.
As with the Champions League, Spanish teams have won more Europa League championships than any other country. In addition to Sevilla and Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid and Valencia have also been able to win titles, giving Spain 11 champions. Italy has produced the second-most champions with 9, while England is next with 8 winners.
It may seem like it’s just business as usual with teams from the best countries winning all the titles, but there is greater representation in the Europa League than what we see in the Champions League. Teams from Belgium, Sweden, Russia, Turkey, and Ukraine have never won a Champions League title, but each country has at least one Europa League winner.
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