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Zlatan linked with MLS switch

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been linked with a move to the MLS with LA Galaxy, so could the Manchester United striker be set for a switch to the States?

Published : 09/03/17 13:57 PM
United current Europa League favourites

Manchester United are the favourites to win this season's Europa League and we assess their odds as well as the other frontrunners.

Published : 15/09/16 14:42 PM
Benfica hold off Juve to become Europa League favourites

Sevilla into final in dramatic style but will be underdogs

Published : 02/05/14 07:35 AM
Juventus still Europa League favourites despite defeat

Bookies expect Italians to recover from loss to Benfica

Published : 25/04/14 08:09 AM
Juventus 11/10 favourites for Europa League

Juve odds-on for tournament in most places

Published : 11/04/14 07:37 AM
Spurs 15/2 for Europa League after stunning comeback

Juventus remain favourites to lift trophy

Published : 28/02/14 07:26 AM
Spurs odds-on for Europa League progress despite loss

Swansea face struggle after stalemate with Napoli

Published : 21/02/14 07:26 AM
Juventus new Europa League favourites

Arrival of Champions League sides alters odds

Published : 13/12/13 07:27 AM
Spurs odds-against to win any trophy

Europa League favourites look good value for silverware

Published : 25/10/13 07:42 AM
Unbeaten Wigan 249/1 for Europa League

Spurs remain favourites after win in Russia

Published : 04/10/13 07:13 AM

Europa League Betting

The Europa League is not a competition that has enjoyed the best press but the sheer size and magnitude of the competition has elevated the importance of UEFA Europa League betting news.

The Europa League is the little brother of the UEFA Champions League, a competition where all of the clubs who aren’t quite good enough to compete with the big boys get to fight each other full on.

Europa League Information

Competition: Europa League (Previously UEFA Cup)

Founded: 2009 (1971)

Number of Teams: 48 (Group Stage), 160 total

Current Holders: Manchester United

Most Successful Clubs: Sevilla (4) Juventus (3), Inter Milan (3), Liverpool (3)

Europa League Betting News Service

The Europa League is quite a complex tournament. There are many qualifying matches to be played as well as a lengthy group phase and some intense knock out matches.

There are more matches in the Europa League than in some domestic cup competitions across Europe which means any Europa League betting news service has to be extensive, thorough and easy to understand.

A Europa League betting news service also has to be a little more researched than other football betting news services because the profile of the clubs involved tends to be much lower earlier on in the competition.

Punters will use a Europa League betting news service to get all of their information about a foreign team. The majority of mainstream media services only bother focusing on the bigger teams because it creates a higher audience but a betting news service cannot afford to do this.

Europa League Betting Gets Going

Europa League betting got off to a slow start when the old UEFA Cup competition was changed slightly in name and in format. The UEFA Cup was always seen as an old and historic competition and many audiences became alienated with the way the governing body changed things.

However, Europa League betting is on the up once again because the competition has created a great deal of exposure for some underrated European teams. Betting customers watch these teams in the Europa League, become impressed and then follow them religiously through qualifying or a group stage.

All betting customers like a good story and Europa League betting provides this as well as a journey that anyone can take. Europa League betting news makes this story easy to follow and it will retain the interest of a customer for a longer period of time.

News and the Europa League

News and the Europa League differ very little from how betting news relates to other football betting markets. The theory is the same; injuries and team news will have an impact on a customer’s desire to back a certain team.

News and the Europa League is just as important as the relationship between betting news and the Champions League or the FA Cup. When a customer goes looking for Europa League news, it’s for the same reason they’d go searching for information about the Champions League.

Europa League Audiences

Europa League audiences are on the larger side because there are more clubs playing in the Europa League. A UEFA Europa League betting news service provides the valuable information to this mass audience and in some respects is more important to Europa League fans.

Tournament History

Sevilla have dominated this tournament in recent seasons with the Spanish side winning a staggering three consecutive titles between in 2013 and 2016. That trio of wins took them to five overall which is the most of any side in history. After Sevilla there are three clubs all locked on three titles a piece - Liverpool, Juventus and Inter Milan.

Much like the Champions League, this competition has been dominated by Spanish sides. Sevilla's record is of course a major factor in this with their five titles making up half of those won in total by teams from Spain. Since 2004, the tournament was been one by Spanish teams eight times making their dominance a fairly recent phenomena. In that time frame, there has also been two all Spanish finals so when you're betting on this competition, it's well worth baring the Spaniards in mind. 

Last year's tournament saw Manchester United win it for the first time as they beat Ajax 2-0 in the final in Stockholm. That conquest ensured that United become part of a select bunch of clubs to have won all three major European trophies - The Champions League, Europa Leage and the now defunct European Cup Winner's Cup.

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