Europa League Futures: Tournament Winner Odds Value

Alex Campean

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 7:48 PM UTC

Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018 7:48 PM UTC

The 2019 Europa League final will take place in Baku on 29 May. Atletico Madrid won the tournament in 2018, beating Marseille in the final but this season they are enjoying a great Champions League campaign, so we will definitely have a new Europa League winner. It’s very important to know that the team who will lift the EL trophy will automatically qualify in the Champions League group stages.

<p>We are in the middle of the group stages, but we know some teams who already qualified in the knock-out stages. The 1st two teams in each group plus the 3rd-placed teams in the Champions League groups will qualify in the EL knock-out stages. Teams like Napoli, Tottenham, Valencia or Shakhtar Donetsk who are now fighting in UCL, are expected to finish 3rd in their groups and join the Europa League teams in the knock-out stages.</p><p>Continental heavyweights Arsenal and Chelsea are huge favourites to lift the trophy being priced at 6.0 and 8.0 respectively. They are among 6 teams who have maximum points going into matchday 4, but Eintracht Frankfurt, Salzburg or Dynamo Zagreb are matching them so far in this competition. Both managers, Maurizio Sarri and Unai Emery are heavily rotating their squad in all Europa League matches, but they are still winning matches sitting 1st in their groups with maximum points.</p><p>Arsenal’s boss Unai Emery is the only coach in the world who won 34 career matches in Europa League, building his reputation while in charge of Sevilla, winning 3 consecutive trophies between 2013 and 2016. He is one of the main reason things are going well with Arsenal. He changed the tactics giving players more freedom on the pitch, bringing a new improved dimension to the Arsenal squad. The squad looks more organized, the key players have yielded huge improvements being more determined to win matches and giving their best in every single game.</p><p>Under Maurizio Sarri Chelsea are undefeated this season winning 11 of their previous 14 matches across all competitions. He is trying to improve Chelsea’s style of football, their philosophy and so far, he’s enjoying a brilliant season with amazing results.</p><p>Unai Emery’s former club, Sevilla, have the best attack in the competition with 12 goals scored in 3 matches. They are 3rd favourites to lift the trophy being priced at 15 with BetVictor and given their huge Europa League experience they might represent great value.</p><p>Atlético Madrid’s win against Marseille in the Europa League final and Real Madrid’s win against Liverpool in the Champions League final means 9 of the last 10 major European finals have been won by Spanish teams. Sevilla, Villarreal and Betis are the 3 Spanish sides in the competition and they are both leading their group after 3 matches. Valencia are also expected to join them in the knock-out stages so if you like following trends, Sevilla re priced at 15 with BetVictor, Villarreal at 26 with Unibet and Betis at 34 <a href=";book=Bet365">with Bet365</a>.</p><h2>Best futures picks:</h2><p><strong><em>Europa League winners</em></strong></p><p><strong><em>Sevilla at 15 <a href=";a=c2ed1a45-de32-42ca-ab6a-cf5b6681a105&amp;f=2">with BetVictor</a></em></strong></p><p><strong><em>Dark horse: Eintracht Frankfurt at 34 <a href=";book=Coral">with Coral</a></em></strong></p>
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