With the start of the group stage in the 2020-21 Europa League season, we checked the favorites for the overall win of the tournament. Last season’s champions Sevilla are taking part in the Champions League this year so we are likely to see a new winner this season. The Europa League betting predictions favor English teams to get the trophy, let’s see who they are.
48 teams will participate in the 2020-21 Europa League season’s group stage, divided into 12 groups of four. They will play first in the group stage where the first two teams from each group will qualify for the last 32. Some teams like Antwerp, Granada or Leicester City are making their debuts in this stage of the Europa League. While there are also several well-known faces in the competitors. Including some really big guns, like Premier League sides Arsenal and Tottenham and Italian top club AC Milan. These teams are also the biggest favorites for the final victory, but smaller teams can also cause surprise as we could see it in last season’s Champions League.
Europa League betting predictions favor Premier League clubs for final victory
We can find two Premier League sides, Arsenal and Tottenham in the top favorites according to the Europa League betting predictions. Arsenal have the smallest odds with 8.00 to win the cup for the first time in the club’s history. After finishing as a runner-up in the 2018-19 season. Following their poor last season, the team is looking like a much stronger side now. They might go all the way under the management of Mikel Arteta. The Gunners have already won the first trophy of the season after beating PL champions Liverpool in the Community Shield. They will start their Europa League season in the home of Rapid Wien with the odds of 1.53 to win the game.
Online sportsbooks in the UK also mention another London side, Tottenham Hotspurs in the favorites with the odds of 9.00. The signing of Jose Mourinho was the first step made by the club owners in order to win trophies finally. And even though Tottenham only finished sixth in the Premier League last season, they can show now what they are really capable of under Mourinho. And with Gareth Bale also in their squad, winning the Europa League is a possible option for Spurs. They will host another Austrian side, LASK on Thursday where victory is compulsory for the team.
Italian sides are also in the favorites
AC Milan are one of the most successful teams in Europe with 7 Champions League and two Cup Winner’s Cup titles. But in recent years the club has been struggling domestically and in Europe as well. They only finished sixth in Serie A last year. And the team was also excluded from last year’s Europa League due to financial fair play regulations. But now Milan seem to find their form again. They are currently leading the Italian championship with four wins after four rounds. The team has a selection of young talents and experienced veterans like Zlatan Ibrahimovic. So their odds of 13.00 to win another trophy is quite realistic.
While the winner of last year’s Italian Cup, Napoli are also mentioned with similar odds (15.00) by online gambling sites in the UK. Although they were beaten 3-0 by Juventus in the Serie A, they also won 4-1 against Atalanta this season. They are looking like a more solid side under Gennaro Gattuso who can surely fire up his team before matches. Which they might need against Real Sociedad and Dutch runner-up AZ Alkmaar in the group games. They will start their Europa League campaign against the latter where Napoli have the odds of 1.28 for winning.