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  • Track the odds movement for every major football club in the 2020/21 UEFA Europa League
  • After the groups were determined, Arsenal and Tottenham started as 8-1 favorites and still have the shortest odds after three rounds of group stage play
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European soccer’s second-biggest club competition is the UEFA Europa League (UEL). The competition began in 1971 as the UEFA Cup and was renamed recently to the UEL in 2010. The graphs below are generated by calculating the average odds from several of the most trusted sportsbooks.

This year, the UEL Group Stage will run from October 22-December 10, with the round of 32 beginning on December 14. The final is set for May 26 at Gdansk Stadium, Poland.

Current 2021 Europa League Odds & Favorites

Latest 2021 Europa League Winner Odds

Team Odds
Tottenham +600
Arsenal +700
AC Milan +1000
Leicester City +1200
Napoli +1400
Villarreal +2000
Bayer Leverkusen +2000
Roma +2500
Benfica +2500
Real Sociedad +3300
Hoffenheim +3300
Lille +3300
Granada +6600
Rangers +8000
Nice +8000

Odds taken on Nov .6

Here are some notes of major line movements throughout the competition:

  • [11/6/20] French side Lille brought AC Milan’s incredible undefeated streak to an end on Matchday 3 and have seen their odds shorten from +5000 to +4300 since Matchday 1
  • [10/23/20] After an impressive Matchday 1 win, Tottenham’s odds have shortened from +800 to +633
  • [10/2/20] Both Arsenal and Tottenham are early +800 favorites to win the competition after the Europa League Group Stage Draw was completed

Neither Sevilla the current champs, or Inter Milan, the finalists, are seen in the current odds as both have qualified for the Champions League. Sevilla were 3-2 winners over Inter in last year’s final.

Arsenal (-1000 Group B), Tottenham (-700 Group J), Roma (-450 Group A) and Villarreal (-450 Group I) have all opened as massive favorites to top their groups.

Past Europa League Winners

Year Team
2019-20 Sevilla
2018-19 Chelsea
2017-18 Atlético Madrid
2016-17 Manchester United
2015-16 Sevilla
2014-15 Sevilla
2013-14 Sevilla
2012-13 Chelsea
2011-12 Atlético Madrid
2010-11 Porto
2009-10 Atlético Madrid
2008-09 Shakhtar Donestsk

Sometimes it’s worth waiting to bet on the Europa League winner until one of the Champions League teams drops down into the competition. It’s a bet that paid off nearly 50-percent of the time of late. In the past 12 years a UCL side has lifted the trophy five times.

Despite the tournament featuring some of the lesser teams in Europe, the title is still often lifted by a side coming from one of the big five leagues in the continent. That’s been the case in each of the past nine years. Porto from the Portuguese Primeira Liga won in 2010. In 2009 Ukranian side Shakhtar Donestk were the last winners of the competition when it was still called the UEFA Cup

2021 Europa League Odds By Top 5 Leagues


Spain, England and Italy have dominated this competition over the years with 12, nine and nine titles respectively. Next in line is Germany with six winners and Netherlands with four.

Teams With Most Europa League Titles


That Spain leads the pack is heavily attributed to the recent success of Sevilla and Atlético Madrid. Sevilla were three-time winners from 2014-2016 and won in back-to-back years in 2006 and 2007. With 2020’s win they’ve extended their record to six Europa League titles and four in the past seven years. Atléti have also won three times this past decade.

Even though Juventus and Inter rank near the top of the all-time records with three wins each, it’s been a long time since either has won a UEL trophy. Juventus last won 1993, while Inter did so in 1998. Obviously these teams are often not participating in the competition, as they’re typically involved in the Champions League.

French side Marseille and Portuguese Benfica have come up just short on the most occasions, having been a runner-up three times each. Both did so recently with Marseille in 2018 and Benfica in 2014.


Archived Europa League odds: 2020

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