Europa League Betting - Betting Offers, Odds & Predictions
The Europa League is Europe’s secondary intercontinental competition. Yes, it plays second fiddle to the Champions League in terms of prestige but just look at the most recent winners – Atletico Madrid, Manchester United, Sevilla (x3) and Chelsea. The Europa League is far from the poor competition that it’s often painted as and the amount of quality football for fans to enjoy means that Europa League betting is incredibly popular.
Europa League Free Bets
There are so many teams in the group stage of the Europa League that Thursdays are split into two different rounds of fixtures. That presents a huge number of betting opportunities and including some generous offers for punters to take advantage of.
Europa League free bets are the most popular of these betting offers. The best bookies provide these free bets both to new and existing users for each and every round of the Europa League. Some of these Europa League free bets are specific to individual matches while others allow you the chance to place risk free bets on whatever match and market you wish.
Another promotion that you’ll find the bookies offering are Europa League enhanced odds offers. The bookies sometimes use these enhanced odds offers to boost the price on a firm favourite winning a match while others use them for multiples, boosting the odds on a selection of teams winning their Europa League games.
When you dig into the terms and conditions of enhanced odds offers you’ll often see that the enhanced portion of the odds are paid out in the form of free bets. That’s something to keep an eye on when weighing up the various Europa League betting offers available to you.
As the name suggests, Europa League free bets give you the chance to have a bet on any of the markets available without risking your own money. Another important condition of free bets, however, is that the stake is not returned along with your winnings. We’d suggest, therefore, that they are best used for your Europa League betting predictions with the longer odds because your return will be bigger and you’re not risking your own funds after all.
How to Claim Europa League Free Bets
There are two broad categories of Europa League odds – ante post odds and individual match odds. Let’s have a look at both of these in depth.
Ante post Europa League betting odds concern long term betting. The biggest and most popular of these markets is the Europa League Outright Winner market. Simply put, this allows you to place bets on which team will win the Europa League. The favourites at the start of the 2018/19 Europa League are:
- Chelsea – 6/1 with Betfair
- Arsenal – 9/1 with Unibet
- Sevilla – 18/1 with 888Sport
- AC Milan – 20/1 with Betfred
- RB Leipzig – 22/1 with Black Type
- Bayer Leverkusen – 25/1 with bet365
Before rushing to make any Europa League betting predictions it’s worth noting that the market will get a huge shake up at the end of the group stage when teams from the Champions League drop into the competition.
Other popular ante post betting markets include the Top Goalscorer and the 12 Group Winner markets.
The ante post betting odds shift, often dramatically, during the Europa League so many punters prefer to keep their powder dry in the long term betting and focus their Europa League betting on individual match markets. The best bookies are constantly reviewing and adding to their Europa League betting options and you’ll find more than 100 match markets for the most popular matches which is enough choice for even the pickiest punters.
As the bookies release details their Europa League betting offers we’ll make sure to update this page with all the information you need.
Europa League Betting Tips & Predictions
There are a few teams in the group stage of the Europa League who believe that they actually belong in the Champions League. Chelsea, Arsenal, Sevilla and AC Milan all see their future at the very top level of European football and they’re each expected to prove themselves by at least making it through to the latter stages of Europe’s secondary club competition.
Of those sides, Chelsea look the strongest on paper and they’ve made a strong start to life under Maurizio Sarri. However, the pick of the Europa League betting odds could well be the 18/1 that 888Sport are quoting on Sevilla’s chances. The Spanish side have a tremendous record in the competition and remain an excellent cup side.
When it comes to more regular Europa League betting tips, make sure to keep visiting this page and the main Freebets.uk site as we’ll be providing in-depth previews and making Europa League betting predictions as the 2018/19 season unfolds.