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15 Feb

20:05 AEK Athens 
29/20
Draw 
23/10
Dynamo Kiev 
9/5
20:05 Borussia Dortmund 
4/7
Draw 
14/5
Atalanta 
5/1
20:05 Celtic 
8/5
Draw 
12/5
Zenit St Petersburg 
8/5
20:05 FC Astana 
29/10
Draw 
9/4
Sporting 
1/1
20:05 FC Copenhagen 
19/4
Draw 
11/4
Atletico Madrid 
3/5
20:05 FCSB 
3/1
Draw 
12/5
Lazio 
10/11
20:05 Ludogorets Razgrad 
13/5
Draw 
5/2
AC Milan 
1/1
20:05 Lyon 
11/10
Draw 
9/4
Villarreal 
13/5
20:05 Marseille 
1/2
Draw 
29/10
Braga 
6/1
20:05 Napoli 
2/3
Draw 
3/1
RB Leipzig 
15/4
20:05 Nice 
17/20
Draw 
12/5
Lokomotiv Moscow 
10/3
20:05 Ostersunds FK 
11/2
Draw 
7/2
Arsenal 
9/20
20:05 Partizan Belgrade 
11/8
Draw 
12/5
Viktoria Plzen 
15/8
20:05 Real Sociedad 
13/20
Draw 
11/4
FC Salzburg 
17/4
20:05 Red Star Belgrade 
2/1
Draw 
11/5
CSKA Moscow 
7/5
20:05 Spartak Moscow 
7/5
Draw 
11/5
Athletic Bilbao 
2/1

The UEFA Europa League

The UEFA Europa League, previously called the UEFA Cup has been run annually since 1971 for eligible European football clubs. It is the second most important European football competition, after the UEFA Champions League.

Places are awarded to the runners-up in top-flight leagues of Europe and the winners of the main cup competitions. France and England also have secondary cup competitions which grant the winners a place in the Europa League.

Europa League Structure

The competition starts in July with 3 qualifying rounds and a play-off, then a group stage and a knockout stage.

The higher a countries football association is ranked, the later its clubs start in the competition. Teams that are knocked out of the Champions League will also join the Europa League from the play-off round onwards.

The group stage starts with 12 groups of 4 teams that play each other twice. The top 2 teams in each group then progress to the knockout rounds. There are 4 two-legged knockout rounds and a one-off final. The final is traditionally played on the Wednesday in May immediately before the Champions League final.

Tournament Winners

28 different clubs have won the Europa League, with 12 winning more than once. The most successful team in the tournaments history is Sevilla, having won the title 5 times up to the 2017 season. Sevilla are also one of only 2 teams to have retained their title in successive seasons, the other being Real Madrid.

Spain is the most successful nation in the tournament, with Spanish teams having claimed the title 10 times. They are followed closely by Italy with 9 wins, and then England with 8. France are the country with the most final appearances without ever having won the cup, they have appeared in the final 4 times.

Betting on the Europa League

Like other European tournaments, bets placed on the Europa League can be on the nationality of winners, as well as on individual clubs to win outright. The entry of knockouts from the Champions League competition at the later stages means that they are often favourites as outright winners of the competition.

After the group stages bets can also be placed on which stage clubs will be eliminated from the competition.

It is also possible to place a bet on both finalists coming from the same national association. Something that has happened in 9 finals since 1972.

Europa League Key Dates for 2017/18

DateStage
4th August 2017Play Off Draw
25th August 2017Group Stage Draw
11th December 2017Round of 32 Draw
23rd February 2018Round of 16 Draw
16th March 2018Quarter-final Draw
13 April 2018Semi-final and Final Draw
16th May 2018Final