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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 at DraftKings
Manchester United -250
Villarreal +200

Odds as of May 7

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

  • [5/7/21] Man U are heavy -200 favorites over Spanish side Villarreal in the Europa League Final
  • [4/30/21] With a semifinal leg-one win over Arsenal, Villarreal’s odds have shortened from +413 to +363. Meanwhile, a huge 6-2 win for Man U now has them as short as -200
  • [4/16/21] The final four are set with Man U favorites at +100 and Roma the longshots at +650
  • [4/8/21] With a 2-0 first-leg win over Granada, Man U are now +120 favorites to win the tournament
  • [3/19/21] From +400 to +150 after qualifying for the quarterfinals and being drawn with Granada, Man U are the favorites to win the UEL title
  • [3/12/21] With a big win over Young Boys in leg one of the round of 16, Ajax have seen their odds shorten from +900 to +650
  • [2/26/21] Man U have the shortest average odds of +338 after the round of 16 draw which has paired them against Ac Milan. Milan has seen their odds drift to an average of +1250 and as long as +1700
  • [2/12/21] From December til now, Arsenal’s poor form has seen their average odds worsen from +700 to +950
  • [12/14/20] The Round of 32 draw is complete. Despite drawing one of Portugal’s better sides in Braga, Roma’s odds have shortened from +2000 to +1800 since the conclusion of the group stage
  • [12/11/20] After being eliminated from the Champions League, Manchester United drop down into the final 32 of the Europa League and are now second-favorites at +600
  • [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 Donetsk

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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