April 21, 2021

Who will win the Europa League in 2019-20? The favourites, outsiders, underdogs and latest odds

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Chelsea won the tournament last season and two more Premier League sides are among the favourites to claim European glory this time around

The Europa League has been whittled down to 16 teams, with possible paths to the final being mapped out.

Arsenal were a high-profile exit from the last-32 having been beaten in extra-time by Olympiacos, while reigning champions Chelsea are featuring in the Champions League rather than the second-tier competition.

Who are the favourites to win the Europa League?

Manchester United are 7/4 (2.75) favourites with bet365 to win the Europa League for the second time in four years.

The Red Devils previously lifted Europe’s second-tier cup competition in 2017 when they beat Ajax 2-0, the most recent trophy won by one of England’s most famous clubs.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side eased out of Group L and brushed past Austrian side LASK Linz 5-0 in the first leg of their last-16 clash, having already beaten Club Brugge 6-1 on aggregate in the last-32.

Inter are 11/2 (6.50) to win the Europa League after finishing third in their Champions League group and dropping into the competition.

The Italian side placed behind Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund in Group F and face a tricky last-16 tie against Getafe, who were chasing a top four finish in La Liga before a run of one win in 12 games.

Bayer Leverkusen represent Germany‘s best chance at Europa League glory at 13/2 (8.50) after dropping down from the Champions League and comfortably beating Porto in the last 32.

The Bundesliga side won 3-1 at Rangers in the first leg of their last-16 clash and are in good stead as they look to win this tournament for the second time in their history.

Wolves are 8/1 (9.0) to mark their return to European football in impressive style by lifting their first major trophy since 1980.

The Premier League side were runners-up in the first-ever UEFA Cup – as it was then known – in 1972, losing 3-2 to Tottenham on aggregate, and have not taken part in continental competition since 1981.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side came second in a tough group and eased past Espanyol in the last-32 before being drawn against Olympiacos – conquerors of Arsenal – in the next round.

Sevilla are 9/1 (10.0) to maintain their position as the most dominant club in Europa League history by winning it for a sixth time.

As well as three victories under former Arsenal manager Unai Emery, the Liga side also claimed the trophy in consecutive seasons under Juande Ramos in 2006 and 2007.

They qualified from Group A after taking 15 points and face Roma in a blockbuster last-16 tie.

Who are the Europa League underdogs?

Getafe have emerged as surprising underdogs at 14/1 (17.0) following impressive campaigns in both La Liga and the Europa League.

Jose Bordalas’ men finished eighth in the Spanish top-flight and were runners-up in their Europa League group, with their odds shortening thanks an impressive win over last season’s Champions League semi-finalists Ajax.

bet365 offer 14/1 (15.0) that Roma win their maiden Europa League this season.

The Italian capital club previously lost in the final in 1991 when they went down 2-1 to Serie A rivals Inter and struggled past Gent in the round of 32, meaning their tie against Sevilla is likely to prove even tougher.

Shakhtar Donetsk also clock in at 16/1 (17.0) to win their second Europa League, having also lifted the trophy in 2009 when they beat Werder Bremen 2-1 in the final.

Who are the Europa League outsiders?

Basel are available at 25/1 (26.0) with bet365 to win the tournament ahead of their last-16 clash with Istanbul Basaksehir out at 66/1 (67.0).

Olympiacos can also be backed at 66/1 (67.0) after stunning Arsenal in the last 32, while Wolfsburg are also available at 66/1 (67.0).

It is 100/1 (101.0) that Copenhagen win the tournament, and Eintracht Frankfurt are 200/1 (201.0) outsiders after losing 3-0 in the first leg of their last-16 tie at home to Basel.

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.