After the completion of the group stage in both Europa and Champions League competition, the 32 teams that will battle for the second biggest trophy in Europe’s club football, have been determined.
UEFA’s draw last Monday in Nion included 12 winners and 12 runners-up from Europa League’s group stage, along with the 8 teams that finished third in the groups of Champions League.
Although historic clubs like Liverpool, Inter Milan, Roma and Napoli are considered respectful and competitive for any European competition, their current form and field performance do not generate the same “fear” to any team, as in the past.
These four teams are considered by the bookmakers as the favourites to win the 2014/15 Europa League and this fact is giving rather significant odds to remarkable teams this year, as Wolfsburg and Sevilla.
Wolfsburg Europa League Pick
Vfl Wolfsburg is certainly a surprise in the Bundesliga this season. They are a young team playing attacking football in a substantial way, having scored an average of more than two goals and conceded less than one, in 14 games.
The “Wolves” seem to chase the win in every game, they don’t settle for a draw. They are the only team in Bundesliga that showed some consistency pursuing Bayern Munich. They sit second at the table, six points clear off a Champions League spot, while in Europe had some impressive results and they secured qualification early, in a much difficult group.
Wolfsburg is an underdog to win Europa League in the odds of 26.00 with Bet365
Sevilla Europa League Pick
Sevilla is a threat in Europa League almost every year. They are currently the holders, while they also won the UEFA cup for two consecutive seasons, in 2006 and 2007. Why not a repeat this year as well?
They are among the four first teams in the strongly competitive La Liga, just two points behind Atletico Madrid. They didn’t have problems in Europa League’s group stage and they advanced rather easily.
Sevilla to win Europa League pays 17.00 @ Bet365
Europa League Betting Picks:
Wolfsburg to win outright @ 26.00 with Bet365
Sevilla to win outright @ 17.00 with Bet365