Europa League 2016-17 Odds
Manchester United remain the bookmakers favourites in the UEFA Europa League betting odds after a comprehensive Last 32 win over St. Etienne. The Red Devils, who now face Russian side Rostov in the Last 16, are just 2/1 to win the Europa League and are the clear favourites, following the exits of the likes of Tottenham Hotspur, Fiorentina Shakhtar Donetsk, Villarreal and Athletic Bilbao
Those sides were all high in the Europa League betting and it is now only AS Roma that remain as the big challengers to Manchester United. The Italians, who are in excellent form this season and eliminated Villarreal in the Last 32, are 6/1 and the only side other than United at single figures in the Europa League outright market.
Celta Vigo and Lyon are available at 12/1 with Schalke at 14/1 while another German side, Borussia Monchengladbach are next in the betting at 16/1. Those are the classier sides left in the competition with Besiktas (20/1) and Ajax (20/1) perhaps lacking the star quality to beat the bigger names if they should face them in the latter stages of the competition.
Latest Europa League 2016-17 Winner Odds
Europa League Outright Odds
Chelsea exited the Champions League and won the Europa league in 2012/13. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)
The bookmakers offer Europa League betting odds at the start of every season and continue to offer their outright markets to the very end. Prior to the start of the group stage punters will be putting their bets on who they expect to go all the way in this competition, but that pre-season list is not the final line-up so those Europa League betting odds on offer could soon change.
The losing teams from the Champions League qualifying play-off round drop into this competition for the group stage and once that phase of the tournament is completed, the eight teams that finish third in the Champions League group stage also enter the Europa League. When the later happens you can expect the Europa League betting odds to undergo some significant changes because there will almost certainly be some big clubs entering the competition at the last-32 stage – one of which could be the actual winner.
This rule has been in place since the 2009/10 season and a Champions League drop-out has won the tournament on two occasions with Chelsea achieving the feat in 2012/13 and Sevilla matching that in 2015/16.
The Winner market is not the only outright market available for the competition, with bookmakers offering Europa League betting odds for who will reach the final and who will win the Golden Boot. Those markets tend to become available from the group stage onwards and, like the Winner market, those prices are sure to change when the tournament is underway.
Europa League Top Goalscorer Odds
Another outright market available to punters in the Europa League Top Goalscorer odds market, which is available to customers throughout the entire competition. With a large group stage, teams dropping into the competition from the Champions League and a bigger knockout phase than that competition, there are plenty of opportunities for players to rack up goals and that means there are plenty of options for punters in the Europa League Top Goalscorer odds market.
Radamel Falcao fired Atletico Madrid to glory in 2011/12. (Photo by RAFA RIVAS/AFP/GettyImages)
History would suggest that no matter how tempting the Europa League betting odds are, you should not back a player from a team that you expect to win the competition because a Winner/Top Goalscorer Double is not something that has been a regular occurrence.
Since the final became a one-legged affair in 1997/98, the double has been done on only six occasions and the last time that happened was back in the 2011/12 campaign when Radamel Falcao top-scored as Atletico Madrid won the competition, one season after he top-scored while firing Porto to glory.
During that same period only two English-based players, Alan Shearer and Romelu Lukaku, have won the Golden Boot, while an interesting thing to note is that South American players have dominated this award over the past 14 years with 10 players from the continent finishing the tournament as the Europa League Top Goalscorer.
Much of that is down to the fact Spanish clubs have dominated this competition since 2003/04, with La Liga providing the winner on no less than eight occasions. Therefore history would suggest that when you are looking at Europa League betting odds, you should back a South American player who plys his trade for a Spanish club in the Europa League Top Goalscorer odds market… if history is your thing of course.
Europa League Match Odds
When it comes to Europa League betting odds markets you are not just restricted to outright markets for the competition, because this tournament receives in-depth coverage from the leading bookmakers in the form of Europa League match odds, cashback promotions and special enhancements – which Bettingpro.com will have covered throughout the entire campaign.
The number of Europa League betting odds markets available for every match is very big, whether it’s a qualifying game, a group match of the Final itself. The match betting market does not always offer a tempting price, but there are other ways in which you can back a team to win a Europea League match by heading to markets like Handicap, To Win To Nil and Match Results & Both Teams To Score/Over-Under Total Goal.
There are also a whole host of goal markets for punters to sink your teeth into. First, Last and Anytime Goalscorer markets are always on offer and you can even bet on how many goals are scored and when were they scored. You can bet on subjects like the number corner kicks, the number of bookings and much more, so there are countless Europa League betting odds markets to choose for every single match.