Europa League Group Stage Predictions & Betting Picks

Here is our 2019/2020 Europa League Group Predictions today. Betting picks per Group Stage, odds by US sportsbook 888Sport (parlays are permitted).  Something to keep in mind – the last eight Europa League titles went either to a Spanish (five) or English (three) club. Spanish sides have accounted for nine Europa League wins since 2003-04.

Europa League Group Predictions (Favorites):

Group A

Sevilla have won five Europa League finals since 2006 and are the third betting choice at 888Sport at +1400.

APOEL gave Ajax all they could handle in the UCL qualifiers and should advance. Qarabag and Dudelange won’t be pushovers, though.

Group B

Here’s an interesting quartet. Dynamo Kiev always give a good accounting of themselves. SC Lugano got to Europe last season for the first time since 2002. Malmo and FC Kobenhavn are old rivals.

Take Dynamo Kiev and Malmo to advance.

Group C

Another wide-open group. Getafe finished fifth last season in La Liga. Trabzonspor suit up former Liverpool and England striker Daniel Sturridge. 

FC Basel have been Europa League semi-finalists, and Krasnodar bumped off FC Porto in the UCL qualifiers.

Put your money on Trabzonspor and Getafe.

Group D

This one should be a cakewalk. Sporting Lisbon will be led to top spot by Bruno Fernandes. PSV Eindhoven pushed Ajax for the Dutch title last season.

Rosenborg Trondheim are cannon fodder. LASK Linz are newbies to this level of competition.

Group E

Lazio and Celtic are among the most legendary clubs in European soccer, yet this will be the first time that they will clash in a European competition.

Rennes currently lead the French League table. Cluj tumbled Celtic out of the UCL qualifiers. 

Any of the four could advance. Go with Lazio and Rennes. 

Group F

Arsenal were a finalist in this competition last season and Eintracht Frankfurt reached the semifinals. Both should advance but expect Standard Liege to be a handful.

Vitoria Guimares is just along for the ride.

Group G

Feyenoord won the 2002 Europa League title, downing Rangers en route to the crown. Here they are, together again. 

FC Porto will be a tough foe and Young Boys are reigning Swiss League champs. Look for Feyenoord and Porto to move on.

Group H

CSKA Moscow defeated Real Madrid home and away during last season’s UCL. They’re a big-money club and will advance. Espanyol should follow them through

Ludogorets have won eight successive Bulgarian league crowns. Ferencvaros won this Cup in 1965 but are in the group stages of a European competition for the first time since 2004.

Group I

Saint-Etienne were a mid-1970s powerhouse, reaching the 1976 European Cup final. They should move on. Wolfsburg will edge Gent for the second spot.

Ukrainian champs Oleksandriya come from city of just 82,000 people and are in a European group stage competition for the first time.

Group J

Roma are 888Sport’s fourth betting choice to win the Europa League at +1700 and will advance to the Round of 32. Borussia Monchengladbach should join them, although Istanbul Basaksehir and two-time Brazilian World Cup player Robinho will have something to say about that.

Wolfsberger AC will be left howling at the moon.

Group K

Wolves are in this tournament for the first time since 1980-81, when it was still called the UEFA Cup. They won that season, beating Spurs in the home-and-home final.

They’ll move on to the knockout phase along with Turkey’s Besiktas. Slovan Bratislava will give a good accounting of themselves and Braga will bring up the rear.

Group L

Manchester United won’t enjoy their trek to Kazakhstan to face Astana but it will be a small price to pay in order to advance. 

AZ Alkmaar and Partizan Belgrade will duke it out for the second spot in the next round, with the Serbs winning out.


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