Europa League Live Stream, Odds, and Predictions
The UEFA Europa League 2020-21 season is upon us and the 48 participating teams have been drawn in 12 groups. The top 2 sides from each group would progress to the Round of 32, where they will be joined by the 8 clubs that are placed 3rd in the UEFA Champions League group stage. As for the UEFA Europa League 2020-21 group stage, the matches will kick off on October 22.
Back from the 2018-19 UEL finals, Arsenal are in Group B with Austrian side SK Rapid Wien, Norway’s Molde and Dundalk of Ireland. It will surely be a campaign where Mikel Arteta’s side should come through unscathed. Meanwhile, the Spurs have been handed over an easy draw with Bulgaria’s Ludogorets, LASK from Austria and the Belgian Cup winners Royal Antwerp grouped in Group J.
But Napoli are in for an entertaining group stage run with Real Sociedad, who will be trying to make life difficult for them in Group F. They will be accompanied by Netherlands’ AZ Alkmaar and the Croatian Cup winners Rijeka FC in the group stage rounds.
Apart from that, since the knock-out stages of the previous edition of the UEFA Europa League were played as a single-legged tie because of the pandemic, there’s a small change. The competition will adapt its usual format when it comes to knockout rounds and it will revert to two-legged tie for this season.
Additionally, UEFA has officially decided to continue with the 5 substitute rule for the new season thereby increasing the squad strength to 23. And the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) is allowed to be used only when the knockout stages of the competition are reached.
How to watch the UEFA Europa League 2020-21?
In the UK, BT Sport is the one stop destination for all the Europa League action and obviously it is the best place to go to watch it live.
In the US, CBS All Access is now the home of UEFA competitions including the Champions League and the Europa League for this season.
In Canada, DAZN is the sports streaming service which exclusively broadcasts the Premier League, UEFA Champions League, Europa League and Serie A in Canada.
In Australia, Optus Sport has been home to every single Europa League fixture this season and it will continue to cover the whole season and the final is no exception.
The official broadcaster for the 2020-21 Europa League in New Zealand is Sky Sports and they will be broadcasting throughout the entire season.
In India, Sony Pictures Networks continues to broadcast the UEFA Europa League for another season and they will serve Indian fans for another season.
UEL 2020-21 Outright Odds
According to bet365.com, the betting odds for the major teams to win this year’s Europa League trophy is listed below:
|25||Maccabi Tel Aviv||251.00|
|30||Red Star Belgrade||251.00|
|41||Hapoel Beer Sheva||501.00|
UEL Matches This Week
Check out the weekly odds of UEL matches in the table below:
|Date||Game||Home Win||Draw||Away Win|
|26 Nov 20 17:55||CSKA Sofia vs Young Boys||4.20||3.60||1.83||Bet Now|
|26 Nov 20 17:55||Molde vs Arsenal||5.00||4.00||1.61||Bet Now|
|26 Nov 20 17:55||Braga vs Leicester||3.30||3.50||2.10||Bet Now|
|26 Nov 20 17:55||AEK Athens vs Zorya||1.55||4.00||5.75||Bet Now|
|26 Nov 20 17:55||Sparta Prague vs Celtic||2.10||3.50||3.25||Bet Now|
|26 Nov 20 17:55||Lille vs AC Milan||2.70||3.40||2.50||Bet Now|
|26 Nov 20 17:55||Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Villarreal||4.00||3.60||1.85||Bet Now|
|26 Nov 20 17:55||FK Qarabag vs Sivasspor||2.45||3.30||2.80||Bet Now|
|26 Nov 20 17:55||LASK Linz vs Antwerp||1.70||3.80||4.75||Bet Now|
|26 Nov 20 17:55||CSKA Moscow vs Feyenoord||2.00||3.50||3.60||Bet Now|
|26 Nov 20 17:55||Wolfsberger AC vs Dinamo Zagreb||2.25||3.40||3.10||Bet Now|
|26 Nov 20 17:55||Gent vs Red Star Belgrade||2.30||3.50||2.90||Bet Now|
|26 Nov 20 17:55||Slovan Liberec vs TSG Hoffenheim||7.50||5.00||1.36||Bet Now|
|26 Nov 20 20:00||CFR Cluj vs Roma||3.75||3.75||1.85||Bet Now|
|26 Nov 20 20:00||Dundalk vs Rapid Vienna||5.50||4.00||1.57||Bet Now|
|26 Nov 20 20:00||Bayer Leverkusen vs Hapoel Beer Sheva||1.16||7.50||13.00||Bet Now|
|26 Nov 20 20:00||Nice vs Slavia Prague||2.75||3.40||2.50||Bet Now|
|26 Nov 20 20:00||Standard Liege vs Lech Poznan||2.55||3.50||2.55||Bet Now|
|26 Nov 20 20:00||Rangers vs Benfica||2.00||3.40||3.60||Bet Now|
|26 Nov 20 20:00||PSV vs PAOK Salonika||1.72||3.80||4.33||Bet Now|
|26 Nov 20 20:00||Granada vs Omonia Nicosia||1.33||5.00||9.00||Bet Now|
|26 Nov 20 20:00||Napoli vs HNK Rijeka||1.12||8.00||19.00||Bet Now|
|26 Nov 20 20:00||AZ vs Real Sociedad||3.80||3.60||1.90||Bet Now|
|26 Nov 20 20:00||Tottenham vs Ludogorets Razgrad||1.08||10.00||26.00||Bet Now|
Matchday 4 of the Europa League brings another set of exciting 24 games which will intrigue us this Thursday. English clubs Leicester City and Arsenal, Spain’s Villarreal and German billionaire Dietmar Hopp’s Hoffenheim are slaying the game in style. With most clashes between the top-tier clubs in each group, a shuffle in the table is on the rise. With top clubs showing promise for a long run and wild play for positions unravelling in few groups, the tension in the campaign is building up.
Braga VS Leicester City
Following a disastrous loss 4-0 to Leicester City, Braga will be seeking revenge against the Wolves at Estadio Municipal de Braga on Thursday. Braga won its first two matches, losing only to the Foxes. Leicester City’s Iheanacho foxed Braga dominating the clash, scoring two goals and providing one assist. The Foxes are eyeing their 4th consecutive win as they have been brilliant in both home and away games. Braga won its first two matches, losing only to the Foxes. Nothing much changed in this match compared to the last one. The Foxes were the favourites then, they are the favourites now.
Lille VS AC Milan
At Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille will face AC Milan in a highly anticipated Group H clash. Rossoneri’s unbeaten start came to an end with Yusuf Yazici’s hat-trick in the last match, the 23-year old has scored six goals out of three fixtures in this competition. Les Doughes will show pure dominance in their home ground. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is yet to strike big this season. As Stefano Pioli is under quarantine after tested positive for COVID-19, it will be interesting to see what the Milanians have within their pocket. This clash will be tight and a stage for each team to prove their dominance, with both sides having the potential to win.
Maccabi Tel. Aviv VS Villarreal
Maccabi Tel Aviv hosts Villarreal at their Bloomfield Stadium, in Matchday 4 of the European campaign. Beating the Israelians 4-0, Villarreal will be ready for another assassination. Alcaco Paco has scored four goals in only two matches. On the other hand, conceding five goals while gaining only three, Maccabi’s defence is feeble as its attack. Giorgos Donis’ men will try to procure a win and restore the winning streak which they started earlier. However, the visitors will probably take the game away from the hands of the hosts.
Molde VS Arsenal
On Matchday 4, Molde will be looking to return the favour they received from Arsenal 4-1, in the Thursday clash at Aker Stadion. The Gunners display splendid form and crushing the Norwegians once again will be a pleasure for them. Garnering participation from his teammate Aubameyang, the ‘Little Chilli’ Bukayo Saka might find his place in the squad this Thursday. Molde’s star player James Leke hasn’t started his account of goals in the European campaign. Fueled with confidence from winning three clashes in a row, Arsenal will go all guns blazing at Molde and mostly, end the game in their favour.
Tottenham VS Ludogorets
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is getting ready for the party as the hosts play once again against Ludogorets, the underdogs of group J, in the European League derby. Tottenham bounced back harshly at Ludogorets 1-3 after their shocking loss to Antwerp. Jose Mourinho’s decision to rest the regulars was a calculated risk that paid well for the Hotspurs. The Bulgarians stand no match for the Premier League players, the previous match was substantial evidence. Jose Mourinho’s men will taste a relaxed victory in a possible high-scoring affair at home against the Ludogorets.
AZ Alkamaar vs Real Sociedad
AZ Alkmaar will lock horns with Real Sociedad at AFAS Stadion, in Matchday 4 of Europa League this Thursday. La Liga topper Real Sociedad is struggling a bit in the European campaign, ranked third place in the group even after winning two matches. The Whites and Blues are finding it hard to make goals. However, Real Sociedad defeated AZ Alkmaar 1-0 in their previous clash and are on their path to the top. AZ Alkmaar had a brilliant start this season winning Napoli and Rijeka. The Whites and Blues will fight this out to a win despite the Dutch being strong at home.
Bayer Leverkusen VS Hapoel Beer Sheva
Bayer Leverkusen hosts Hapoel Beer Sheva at BayArena, in Matchday 4 of the European campaign. Bouncing back from the defeat against Slavia Prague, Bayer Leverkusen restored its dominance in Group C through a victory against Hapoel Beer Sheva 2-4 in the last match. Another win against Beer Sheva will lift the Bayer to a comfortable position within the group. Beer Sheva failed to convert the initial win against Slavia Prague into something big, moving further without a victory, they will be falling into a risk of elimination. Peter Bosz’s men will own BayArena and subdue Beer Sheva in a high-scoring affair as they did to Nice.
CFR Cluj VS AS Roma
In Matchday 4 of Europa League, CFR Cluj will be planning to return the favour to AS Roma at Stadionul Dr. Constantin Rădulescu, after their catastrophic loss. Group A is stuck in a melee, as the contest for second place is wide open, with a narrow opening for the first. Sharing the spoils with CSKA Sofia might have come as a shock to Roma which they tallied by beating the CFR Cluj 5-0. As for Cluj, they are struggling to make wins after their first win against CSKA Sofia. Rondon Mario seems to be the goal-maker for CFR Cluj, meanwhile, COVID-19 is restricting other experienced members of the club. It will be a big win for Cluj if they did it right, but the travellers will exploit the hope of the hosts winning the clash with ease.
Napoli VS Rijeka
Stadio San Paolo will witness the group F clash between Napoli and Rijeka, this Saturday. Napoli recomposed themselves in a better way after their initial loss to AZ Alkmaar, defeating Real Sociedad 0-1 and Rijeka 1-2. Lozano Hirving of Napoli is yet to score in the European campaign despite showing a decent performance in the Italian league. Rijeka is trying to avoid a 4-match losing streak and has lost big 4-1 to AZ Alkmaar in the second match. Napoli will win against Rijeka though it would be a low-scoring affair like all the previous matches of the Italians nonetheless.
Nice VS Slavia Prague
An interesting affair is about to unfold as Nice faces Slavia Prague coming Thursday at their Allianz Riviera. It’s a deciding game for Nice who has recorded only a sole win against Beer Sheva 1-0, this season. Ndoye’s 93rd-minute goal helped the Eagles reduce the damage 3-2 at Prague and the Eagles will be seeking revenge. Slavia Prague bounced back brilliantly after their initial loss to Beer Sheva and are looking for their third consecutive win. Considering that both the sides are affected by injury and illness, it’s a fifty-fifty game with a slightly higher chance for the hosts. Although, a draw is as much feasible.
PSV VS PAOK
Starting where it left, PSV will face PAOK again on Matchday 4 at Philips Stadion in the Europa League derby. The last match against the Greeks was a disaster for the Dutch as they lost 4-1, after their 1-2 win against Omonia. Apart from that, Gakpo Cody is doing well this season with Malen Donyell and Zahavi Eran supporting them. POAK started the season steadily sharing the spoils with Omania 1-1 and Granada CF 0-0 until they shifted gears with PSV. Although the Greeks surprised PSV in the last clash, the hosts will stand tall and probably bag a win.
Rangers VS Benfica
Rangers faces Benfica at the Ibrox Stadium in the Europa League derby on Matchday 4 coming Thursday. Both the Scots and the Portuguese are equals, gaining two wins against other teams within the group and sharing the spoils in the last match they clashed. Rangers have been more conservative than the Portugal club but have scored less too, Benfica 10 goals and Rangers 6 goals. Morelos Alfredo and Tavernier James have scored in this season for the Rangers. Young sensation, Nunez and experienced Pizzi are contributing to the goal account for Benfica. A perfect clash for the fans with higher chances of a draw or a home win.