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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.

Current 2022 Europa League Odds & Favorites

Latest 2022 Europa League Winner Odds

Team Odds
Borussia Dortmund +600
West Ham +1000
Lyon +1200
Leicester +1400
Napoli +1400
Bayer Leverkusen +1600
Lazio +2000
Monaco +2000
Real Betis +2500
Zenit St Petersburg +2500
Eintracht Frankfurt +3300
PSV +4000
Real Sociedad +5000
Olympiakos +5000
Galatasary +5000
Crvena Zvezda +6600
Rangers +6600
Sheriff Tiraspol +6600
Braga +10000
Spartak Moscow +10000
Midtjylland +10000
Dinamo Zagreb +15000
Genk +15000
Legia Warsaw +20000

Odds as of Nov 26

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

  • [11/26/21] After being knocked out of the Champions League, Borussia Dortmund have immediately become the favorites to win the Europa League at +600 odds
  • [10/19/21] After a 2-0-0 start, West Ham’s odds have shortened from +1600 to +1200
  • [8/27/21] From +2500 to +2000, Lyon’s odds have shortened after the Europe League Group Stage
  • [8/6/21] Napoli and Leicester City are the early 12-1 favorites for the Europa League title

Neither Villarreal the current champs, or Manchester Untied, the finalists, are seen in the current odds as both have qualified for the Champions League. Villarreal won in penalties (11-10) over Man U after the teams drew 1-1 in regulation during last season’s final.

Past Europa League Winners

Year Team
2020-21 Villarreal
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 13 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 ten 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

2022 Europa League Odds By Top 5 Leagues

Spain, England and Italy have dominated this competition over the years with 13, 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: 20212020

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