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Home team - Away team
1
×
2
Betimate
Correct score
Avg. goals
Odds
Weather conditions
Score
40
23
37
1
2 - 1
3.35
2.5
13° light rain
12 - 11
Home team - Away team
Under
Over
Betimate
Avg. goals
Odds
Score
35.05
64.95
Over
3.35
1.29
12 - 11
Home team - Away team
No
Yes
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Correct score
Avg. goals
Odds
Score
34
66
Yes
2 - 1
3.35
2.31
12 - 11
Home team - Away team
Probability in%
Betimate
Correct score
Avg. goals
Odds
Score
60%
Away
0
2 - 1
3.35
1.2
12 - 11
Home team - Away team
1
×
2
Betimate
Correct score
Avg. goals
Odds
Weather conditions
Score
33
31
36
2
0 - 1
2
2.78
16° broken clouds
3 - 2
10
26
64
2
0 - 1
1.85
1.56
overcast clouds
0 - 0
32
22
46
2
1 - 2
3.53
2.17
17° light rain
2 - 1
58
31
11
1
1 - 0
1.58
1.72
light rain
6 - 2
Home team - Away team
Under
Over
Betimate
Avg. goals
Odds
Score
67.71
32.29
Under
2
1.35
3 - 2
71.81
28.19
Under
1.85
1.43
0 - 0
31.73
68.27
Over
3.53
1.36
2 - 1
78.82
21.18
Under
1.58
1.57
6 - 2
Home team - Away team
No
Yes
Betimate
Correct score
Avg. goals
Odds
Score
60
40
No
0 - 1
2
2.2
3 - 2
75
25
No
0 - 1
1.85
2.49
0 - 0
32
68
Yes
1 - 2
3.53
2.35
2 - 1
78
22
No
1 - 0
1.58
2.56
6 - 2
Home team - Away team
Probability in%
Betimate
Correct score
Avg. goals
Odds
Score
64%
Home
+1
0 - 1
2
1.27
3 - 2
64%
Away
-1
0 - 1
1.85
1.27
0 - 0
54%
Home
+1
1 - 2
3.53
1.07
2 - 1
58%
Home
0
1 - 0
1.58
1.15
6 - 2

History of the UEFA Europa League:

Created in 1971 for the qualified clubs, based on their performance in their respective national leagues and cup results. Now it’s sitting behind the UEFA Champions League and above the Conference League. Though from 1971 to 1999, the UEFA Europa League is considered a third-rated league since the creation of the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup.

Since the 2004-05 season, the competition included a group stage prior to the knock-out stage. The UEFA Cup merged with the UEFA Intertoto Cup in 2009, resulting in an expansion of the league and changing the qualification rules. 

Qualification rounds:

 

Teams entering this round

Teams advancing from the previous round 

Teams directly transferred from the Champions League

First qualifying rounds (104 teams)

31 domestic cup winners from associations 24-54 

35 domestic league runners-up from associations 18-53 (except Liechtenstein)

35 domestic league third-placed teams from associations 16-51 (except Liechtenstein)

3 teams qualified via Fair Play ranking (no longer available due to the UEFA Respect Fair Play ranking)

   

Second qualifying round

(66 teams)

6 domestic cup winners from associations 18–23

2 domestic league runners-up from associations 16–17

6 domestic league fourth-placed teams from associations 10–15

52 winners from the first qualifying round

 

    

      

 

Third qualifying round (58 teams)




 

5 domestic cup winners from associations 13–17

9 domestic league third-placed teams from associations 7–15

5 domestic league fourth-placed teams from associations 5–9

3 domestic league fifth-placed teams from associations 4–6 (League Cup winners for France)

3 domestic league sixth-placed teams from associations 1–3 (League Cup winners for England)

33 winners from the second qualifying round

 

Play-off round (44 teams) 

 

29 winners from the third qualifying round

15 losers from Champions League third qualifying round

Explanation of the Group stage

The teams are drawn together to compete in a double round-robin system. Winners net 3 points for themselves, 1 for both teams participating in a draw, and no points for the loser. The group winners advance to the Round 32 league. Tie-breaker happens according to the rules by the UEFA listed below: 

1. Higher number of points obtained in the group matches played among the teams in question.

2. Superior goal difference from the group matches played among the teams in question.

3. higher number of goals scored in the group matches played among the teams in question.

4. Higher number of goals scored away from home in the group matches played among the teams in question.

If after having applied criteria 1. through 4., teams still have an equal ranking, criteria 1. through 4. are reapplied exclusively to the matches between the remaining teams to determine their final rankings. If this procedure does not lead to a decision, criteria 5. through 12. apply in the order given to the two or more teams still equal.

5. Superior goal difference in all group matches.

6. Higher number of goals scored in all group matches.

7. Higher number of away goals scored in all group matches.

8. Higher number of wins in all group matches.

9. Higher number of away wins in all group matches.

10. Lower disciplinary points total based only on yellow and red cards received in all group matches (red card = 3 points, yellow card = 1 point, expulsion for two yellow cards in one match = 3 points).

11. Higher club coefficient.

The Knock-out phase:

Before the Round of 32 starts, the official will host a drawing of the groups. Then the 32 remaining teams are split into two pots of 16, one contains 8 teams who placed third place from the group stage who will be paired with 8 winners from the group stage. Whilst the second pot is filled with the four lowest placed Europa League group winners and the runners-up.

Then they draw one from each pot to decide the pairing, as long as a winner and a runner-up of the same group is not matched with each other and clubs from the same domestic league are not matched.

The Round of 16, quarterfinal, and semi-final draws do not split groups into pots. Meaning that they can be paired despite their placing in the group prior, or whether they played in the same group, or comes from the same domestic league. Even though the draws for both the quarterfinal and semi-final happens at the same time before the quarterfinal is played, the semi-finalist is not decided at the time of the draw. 

The away goal rule:

The rule is applied when the aggregate score is equal after both matches or “legs”. The club that scores more goals away from their home turf is qualified for the next round. If the score is still even, 30 minutes of extra time is added, which is split into 2 halves, 15 minutes each. A penalty shoot-out is the last resort of the score of the match.

The final is decided in 1 match only and is played on neutral ground. Applying the extra time and penalty shoot-out rule.

Scheduling of the UEFA League

June-August: Qualification

  • Late August: Group Stage Draw
  • September-December: Group Stage Matchdays
  • Mid-December: Round of 32 Draw
  • February: Round of 32
  • Late February: Round of 16 Draw
  • March: Round of 16
  • Mid-March: Quarterfinal and Semifinal Draws
  • April: Quarterfinals
  • May: Semifinals
  • Late May: Final 

The cup

Generally known as the UEFA Cup, the trophy is awarded to the winner of the UEFA Europa League and is expected to return to the UEFA after one year.

Prize

  • Preliminary round: €220,000

  • First qualifying round: €240,000

  • Second qualifying round: €260,000

  • Third qualifying round: €280,000

  • Play-off round: €300,000

  • Qualified to Group Stage: €2,920,000

  • Match won in Group Stage: €570,000

  • Match drew in Group Stage: €190,000

  • 1st in Group Stage: €1,000,000

  • 2nd in Group Stage: €500,000

  • Round of 32: €500,000

  • Round of 16: €1,100,000

  • Quarter-final: €1,500,000

  • Semi-final: €2,400,000

  • Runner-up: €4,500,000

  • Champion: €8,500,000

7.Clubs with most Europa League wins:

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Time(s) won

The winner

Year achieved

1

6

Sevilla

2006,2007,2014,2015,2016

2

3

Liverpool

1973,1976,2001

3

3

Juventus

1977,1990,1993

4

3

Atletico Madrid

2010,2012,2018

5

3

Inter Milan

1991,1994,1998

6

2

Tottenham Hotspur

1972,1984

7

2

Feyenoord

1974,2002

8

2

Borussia Mönchengladbach

1975,1979

9

2

Goteburg

1982,1987

10

2

Real Madrid

1985,1986

11

2

Parma

1995,1999

12

2

Porto

2003,2011

13

1

PSV Eindhoven

1978

14

1

Eintracht Frankfurt

1980

15

1

Ipswich Town

1981

16

1

Anderlecht

1983

17

1

Bayer Leverkusen

1988

18

1

Napoli

1989

19

1

Ajax

1992

20

1

Bayern München

1996

21

1

Schalke 04

1997

22

1

Galatasaray

2000

23

1

Valencia

2004

24

1

CSKA Moscow

2005

25

1

Zenit

2008

26

1

Shakhtar Donetsk

2009

27

1

Chelsea

2013

28

1

Manchester United

2017

FAQs

How many substitutions are allowed in the Europa League? 

5 substitutions are allowed per Europa League match

What is the difference between UEFA and Europa?

Europa League - The UEFA Europa League is a tournament for teams that did not make the UEFA Champions League by finishing in the required spots in their respective leagues. For example in England, teams that finish after the first four teams can go to the Europa League. That is the teams that finish at 5th and 6th.

Where is the neutral stadium that hosts the Europa Final in 2021?

The Europa Final is hosted in Stadion Energa Gdańsk, Gdańsk, Poland

Sources

https://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/

https://www.agonasport.com/intlsoccer-europaleague-format#

https://www.skysports.com/europa-league-fixtures