- UEFA Europa League Group Stage Matchday 6 takes place on December 10, 2020
- It’s crunch time as the tournament reaches the final round of the group phase
- We list the odds for all 23 games, preview three, and offer our best bets below
It’s Matchday 6 of the 2020-21 UEFA Europa League Group Stage this week, with all 23 games taking place on December 10. Tottenham are currently favorites to win the tournament, closely followed by North London rivals Arsenal, but with Manchester United having now been knocked out of the Champions League, they too will be highly fancied.
We list the odds for Tuesday’s eight games, pick out three to preview, and offer some best bets.
Europa League Group Stage Matchday 6 Odds
|Dundalk vs Arsenal||+1400||+650||-625|
|Bayer Leverkusen vs Slavia Prague||-162||+320||+415|
|CSKA Sofia vs Roma||+315||+295||-129|
|Napoli vs Real Sociedad||+100||+270||+245|
|PSV Eindhoven vs Omonia Nicosia||-360||+475||+900|
|Young Boys vs CFR Cluj||-182||+320||+460|
|Lech Poznan vs Rangers||+370||+315||-157|
|Standard Liege vs Benfica||+430||+315||-175|
|Rijeka vs AZ Alkmaar||+725||+400||-275|
|Rapid Vienna vs Molde||+115||+270||+210|
|Hapoel Beer Sheva vs Nice||+235||+250||+110|
|PAOK Thessaloniki vs Granada CF||+135||+235||+195|
|Tottenham vs Royal Antwerp||-286||+400||+725|
|Leicester City vs AEK Athens||-286||+400||+725|
|Sparta Prague vs AC Milan||+435||+340||-182|
|TSG Hoffenheim vs AA Gent||-278||+435||+625|
|S.C. Braga vs Zorya Luhansk||-225||+350||+575|
|Celtic vs Lille||+220||+260||+115|
|Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Sivasspor||+110||+240||+245|
|Wolfsberger AC vs Feyenoord||+185||+270||+130|
|Dinamo Zagreb vs CSKA Moscow||+115||+245||+230|
|Ludogorets Razgrad vs LASK Linz||+230||+260||+110|
|Slovan Liberec vs Red Star Belgrade||+200||+240||+130|
All odds taken Dec 9 at DraftKings
Pick 1: Napoli vs Real Sociedad
There is still plenty left to play for in Group F, with three teams fighting for the top two spots. Two of them go head-to-head in the Stadio San Paolo, with Napoli currently leading the group on ten points, two ahead of both Sociedad and AZ Alkmaar.
⚽️ | Ultimo allenamento prima di #NapoliRealSociedad
— Official SSC Napoli (@sscnapoli) December 9, 2020
With third-placed AZ Alkmaar expected to beat bottom-placed HNK Rijeka, Napoli needs the minimum of a draw to progress to the knockout phase while Real Sociedad must at least match Alkmaar’s result.
— Real Sociedad Fútbol (@RealSociedad) December 9, 2020
With the stakes so high, a tight, cagey game is anticipated, even more so because this group has been notable for its low-scoring games. These two have conceded just six goals between them. With Napoli winning 1-0 in San Sebastian in October’s reverse tie, the Italians have the slight edge and so the chance to double your money is where the value lies.
Pick: Napoli to win (+100)
Pick 2: Tottenham vs Royal Antwerp
Top spot in Group J is at stake in North London as Spurs look to finish what has been a tricky group with a win, even though both teams have already qualified for the knockout phase. As things stand, Antwerp holds a two-point lead over Tottenham but both will be hoping to finish top to give themselves a more favorable seeding.
🎙 Jose on tomorrow's game:
"With 2,000 fans behind us we have the chance to win the group. I don't think we should be afraid to play against any team in the next stage but of course if we could avoid them in the next round it would be an advantage."#UEL ⚪️ #COYS pic.twitter.com/rUE367mfRL
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) December 9, 2020
For Spurs, who are top of the EPL after 11 games, the Europa League has given coach Jose Mourinho the chance to give game time to some of his fringe players but, as a result, their away form has been mixed. It’s a different story, however, at home where they have won both previous games easily.
— Royal Antwerp FC (@official_rafc) December 9, 2020
Antwerp’s form in this competition has been excellent – including a 1-0 over Tottenham at the Bosuilstadion – and although they slipped up at weekend against Gent, where they lost 4-2, they will come into this with confidence. This will be Spurs’ biggest test and with Mourinho expected to ring the changes, there’s value in the draw.
Pick: Tottenham vs Royal Antwerp to draw (+400)
Pick 3: Celtic vs Lille
It’s been a nightmare of a season so far for the Hoops – both in Europe and domestically – but after such an underwhelming Europa League campaign they will be desperate to sign off with a win. Despite starting with high hopes of going deep into the knockout stages, Neil Lennon’s team have earned just a single point so far, from a 2-2 draw away in Lille, and have carried the same indifferent form into the Scottish Premier League where they trail their bitter rivals Rangers by 13 points.
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) December 6, 2020
For Lille, who have already qualified for the knockout stage, the big prize here is a top spot in the group; one that is theirs for the taking if they win or, at least, match AC Milan’s result against Sparta Prague.
— LOSC Lille EN (@LOSC_EN) December 8, 2020
So, while the French team is the favorite, there is an argument here that says the Scottish champions will produce a big performance in response to some very loud criticism in the Glasgow press and from their own supporters. On that basis, there looks to be value in the home win.
Pick: Celtic to win (+220)