Who wins the 2021/22 Europa League?
Last season’s Europa League served up surprise winners as Unai Emery’s Villarreal emerged victorious from an epic penalty shootout with Man Utd.
That was the first major European silverware in the club’s history, and a result that saw a Spanish side win the tournament for an 11th time in 18 years.
Europa League Betting Tips
With both last year’s finalists focused on Champions League matters for at least the first half of this campaign, will we see two new finalists heading to Seville for the 2022 final?
Here’s our look at the early Europa League outright betting as we build up to another busy season of European football.
Europa League 2021/2022 FAQ
Europa League qualification gets underway in mid-July, which means we’ll have to wait a little longer to find out which 32 teams will advance to the group stages.
However, this is what we do know as things stand…
Which British clubs are in the 2021/22 Europa League?
Leicester City and West Ham Utd are guaranteed a place in the group stages. St Johnstone couldyet join them if they can advance from the third qualifying round, while Old Firm duo Rangers and Celtic could still participate in this tournament should they drop out of Champions League qualifying contention.
What are the Europa League rule changes for 2021/22?
For the first time in over two decades, there will be three separate European club competitions this season.
The introduction of the Europa Conference League means this season’s Europa League will have a revised group-stage format with 32 teams, down from 48 teams in 2020/21.
That means there will now be a ‘knockout play-off’ stage before the Round of 16.
This will see third-place finishers in the Champions League groups take on Europa League group-stage runners-up for the right to reach the Round of 16, with Europa League group stage winners receiving an automatic bye to this stage of the tournament.
Away goals have also been scrapped for 2021/22, meaning second-leg ties where teams remain level on aggregate will automatically go to extra-time and/or penalties.
Who are the top seeds for the 2021/22 Europa League?
Only four clubs have a guaranteed place in Pot 1 – Bayer Leverkusen, Lazio, Lyon and Napoli. Braga, Eintracht Frankfurt and Leicester City also still have a chance of being top seeds for the draw on 27th August 2021, while any big hitters making a surprise early exit from Champions League qualifying could also feature.
Where will the 2022 Europa League Final be played?
The 2022 final will be held on Wednesday 18th May 2022 at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán in Seville.
The fixture was originally meant to be played at the Puskás Aréna in Budapest prior to the travel disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, but the Hungarian venue will now host the showpiece finale in 2023 instead.
Europa League Outright Betting
Check the latest Europa League odds with Marathonbet as teams fight it out for one of the biggest prizes in European football.
Odds correct at time of writing but may be subject to change.