The UEFA Europa League is one of Europe's most prestigious club soccer tournaments, and is contested by teams from more countries than any other. 48 club sides participate every season, so there's plenty of UEFA Europa League betting odds to take a look at from qualification in July all the way through to the final in late May.
If you en enjoyed the English Premier League odds during the whole 2018/19 season, it is time to have a look at the Arsenal odds and the Chelsea odds for the final of the Europa League, which is scheduled for Wednesday 29th May, in Baku, Azerbaijan. Below, you see a table with Europa League odds.
What are the Europa League odds
There are plenty of other Europa League odds markets available, and we've listed the most popular below:
Europa League Moneyline odds
This is your most common bet - simply pick the team you think is going to win. You'll always see better odds for favourites in soccer matches, because there is also the chance of a tied game - Find out more at the soccer odds page.
The moneyline bet for the 2019 final sees Chelsea at +120, which is substantially better than their odds to win outright - this is because the odds in this market relate to the result after 90 mins, and there is the potential for Chelsea to win in extra time or penalties.
Europa League Over Under odds
The line for this market is usually set at 2.5 goals, although there's always the option to pick your own line. Simply choose whether the total number of goals will be more or less than the number quoted.
Both Arsenal's semi final matches were overs (3-1 and 4-2) while Chelsea's were both unders (1-1 and 1-1). The favourite in the final will be unders and pay approximately -135.
Europa League Correct Score odds
Picking the score is well worth the added difficulty if you can get it right. Typically a 1-0 victory to the favourite team will be the lowest-priced betting option, and a 1-0 Chelsea victory in the 2019 final is paying +750, so it's a great market to make a lot of cash in a hurry.
Europa League Goal line odds
You can pick your own line in the goal over/under market - if you think there's the possibility of several goals you'll be rewarded by picking over 3.5 goals, while if you think there could be few chances you could try going for under 1.5 goals. Both options pay around +220.
Europa League double chance odds
The double chance is a great way to hedge your bets, and also a decent idea if you're looking at parlay betting simply because the return isn't as good as an outright moneyline wager. Essentially, you can pick your team AND the draw to cover two of the three possible results.
Europa league Asian handicap
Asian Handicap betting is hugely popular in soccer betting, mainly because there are few conceivable outcomes in your average match. Betting on a team with a handicap of -1.5 means that you will need them to win by 2 clear goals or more to take home the cash - and of course, you'll be rewarded with generous odds if you're on a winner here, and it's not out of the question - Arsenal managed two-goal wins in both legs of their tie against Valencia.
Europa League draw no bet odds
If three outcomes isn't for you, all sportsbooks will offer a Draw No Bet line, which essentially eliminates the draw from the equation. The odds you'll see will be lower, although a drawn match will result in a refunded bet, so it's a smart choice in a game where there's not likely to be much between the teams.
Europa League both teams to score odds
It seems reasonably likely that both teams will score in a match, although the chances of it happening are around the 65% mark. For that reason, the 'yes' option is usually the favourite, but when betting on a team with a good defensive record, you may be better off selecting 'no'. Research is key to this market - if you were to take the 2019 semi-finals as an example, you'd see that all four games feature goals from both sides.
Europa League live betting
By taking note of the pre-match odds, lines and margins, you can really take advantage of the live betting options available. Many sportsbooks will also let you cash-out on a bet, which is huge in a sport that sees late goals in so many games.
Arsenal were always seen as a good chance to win their semi-final second leg against Valencia, although they went down 1-0 early in the game. At this point, a live bet on Arsenal would have fetched around +250, so it's a great advantage if you're able to place a wager mid-match.
Now that you've learnt all the betting possibilities, find below the top sportsbooks where you can wager online and choose the best one for you:
The Europa League is best described as the second tier European club competition below the UEFA Champions League. While the top 32 teams in Europe qualify for that competition, the next-best 48 teams qualify for the Europa League group stage.
The 48 teams are split into 12 groups of four teams, and each team in the group stage plays home and away against each other. The top two from each group reach the knockout stage, and those 24 teams are joined by the teams that finish third in their Champions League groups from the same season.
The knockout stage features home-and-away ties and culminates in two teams contesting a standalone finale, played at a neutral location.
What happens if you win the Europa League
The winner of the Europa League final is assured a spot in the following season's Champions League, which provides a huge incentive for teams who might not have an opportunity to qualify via their domestic league standing.
2019-20 Europa League Schedule
While 48 teams make it to the official Europa League tournament, over 200 from all 55 UEFA member associations will participate in the competition in some format, and that starts with qualifying.
For some teams, qualification for the tournament starts as early as 11 June 2019, while the official tournament gets underway on 19 September 2019.
The final group-stage matchday is on 12 December 2019, while the knockout round starts after a long break and will be played on 20 February 2020 and 27 February 2020. The Final will be held at the end of May 2020.
2019-20 Europa League Entrants
Only a handful of the 48 teams that will participate in the Europa League in 2019/20 have been decided at this stage of the season. As the 2018/19 domestic season concludes, many places will be decided, although the final make-up of the tournament won't be clear until the end of August 2019 when qualifying concludes.
The draw for the Europa League group stage takes place on 30 August 2019 and will take place in Monaco.
When and where is the Europa League final 2020
The Final is scheduled to be held on 27 May 2020 and will be played in Gdansk, Poland at the Stadion Energa.
Who are the all time champions
The Europa League, previously known as the UEFA Cup, has a long history and has been won by some of the biggest clubs in Europe. Sevilla has been the most successful team in the modern era, winning five titles since the turn of the century including three in a row between 2014 and 2016.
This feat is even more incredible considering that the winner of the Europa League plays in the Champions League the following season - Sevilla achieved the feat by finishing third in the Champions League in the 2015/16 season and going on to lift the Europa League trophy.
Spanish sides have dominated the competition, winning 11 times in total (including last seasons win by Atletico Madrid). Below are all the teams that have won the title:
Atletico de Madrid
Zenit Saint Petersburg
Europa League final betting odds 2019
The Europa League final odds show that there is little to separate the two teams in the Europa league odds outright winner market.
Currently, the Arsenal to win Europa Leagueodds sit at +125, while Chelsea start as slight favourites (-135). While both teams are coming off decent seasons, there's a few reasons why the West London club is favoured ahead of their North London rivals.
Chelsea have finished the Premier League season in much better fashion than Arsenal, securing a top-four finish and playing good soccer. Despite making hard work of their semi-final against Frankfurt, you would have to say Chelsea look to be a slightly more balanced side on paper than Arsenal.
Crucially though, Chelsea boast a genuine game-changer in Eden Hazard, and while many are predicting he may leave for Real Madrid in the summer, he remains one of the best players in the world and will have a huge influence on the final.
Arsenal may also have a slight disadvantage in the final as there is speculation that Armenian Henrikh Mkhitaryan may miss the trip to Azerbaijan because of political tensions between the host country and his country of birth. It's ridiculous to think in 2019 this could be an issue, but if it proves to be Arsenal will be without a key attacking weapon.
Despite their outsider odds, Arsenal are certainly capable of winning this tournament, and will have extra incentive as they will only make next season's Champions League by winning the Europa League final. Chelsea of course will qualify regardless thanks to their top-four finish in the English Premier League.
Whichever way you go, there is plenty of value - and this is always the case when you're betting on soccer.
Europa league top scorer odds
Like most tournaments, the Europa League is a chance for the world's top strikers to shine, and you can also see Europa League top scorer odds available.
It's reasonably likely that the final will decide who wins the golden boot in 2018/19. Currently, Chelsea's Olivier Giroud leads the list with ten goals alongside Eintracht Frankfurt's Luka Jovic, and he has the chance to be the outright winner by scoring against Arsenal.
The only man that could potentially catch the Chelsea striker is Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who is on eight goals for the tournament. It's unlikely, but a hat-trick on the big stage could secure the prize (and almost certainly win the Europa League for his club).
Europa League Predictions
This match is tough to call. Both sides are chasing their first piece of silverware for the season, and a trophy would be a fantastic result considering each team is headed by a first-year manager.
Chelsea has not lost any of their 14 games in the tournament so far, while Arsenal lost two of their knockout round away fixtures. Although this isn't technically considered an 'away' match, the Blues have certainly performed better on European road trips.
Overall you would have to say Chelsea is a more sturdy defensive unit, while Arsenal perhaps have a marginally better attacking force. In a fixture where everything is on the line, the better defensive team usually prevails so Chelsea have the edge there.
For that reason, our UEFA Europa League picks start with Chelsea to win the UEFA Europa League Final. In the outright market, you'll get odds of around -135 for this result.
We're also picking Eden Hazard to score a goal in the match - odds for the anytime scorer market will be available as the game approaches.