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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.

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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:

No.TeamOdds
1Man Utd1.40
2Villarreal3.00
Odds last updated on:07/05/21 14:39:26 GMT. Subjected to change

UEL Matches This Week

Check out the weekly odds of UEL matches in the table below:

DateGameHome WinDrawAway Win
26 May 21 20:00Villarreal vs Man Utd4.753.601.75Bet Now
Odds last updated on:07/05/21 14:40:05 GMT. Subjected to change

Striding to the finals, Manchester United have finally become serious about trophies. Though not so lavish a trophy as the Champions League, the Red Devils could use some confidence boost for next season. Roma were thrashed by the Red Devils in the first leg, Paulo Fonseca will try his best. The blame game at Arsenal will have stopped by now, Emery Unai proved what he can do with a dedicated squad at Villarreal.

Roma vs Manchester United

Roma’s hopes for European glory were watered down at Old Trafford 6-2 last week. Hoping for a miracle, Roma invite Manchester United to Stadio Olimpico this Thursday. While Pellegrini’s spot-kick and assist put the Capital club in the front seat in the first half, the Red Devils timed each goal to perfection in the second half. Breaking the line of defence of the Italians was Edinson Cavani, first with an assist to Bruno Fernandes and then with a brace in the second half.

Paulo Fonseca is sweating upon the mounting injuries, they bloom afresh each week like water-lilies. Pedro, Leonardo Spinazzola, Jordan Veretout and Pau Lopez are the recent additions. Nor Borja Mayoral or Henrikh Mkhitaryan can save Giallorossi at this point.

Battling an injury crisis, Marcus Rashford is still ruthless on the field, the number 10 is creating exceptional chances for his teammate and himself alike throughout the ninety-minute interval. Scoring ten goals across all the competitions this season, the 19-year-old Mason Greenwood have a bright future ahead for him. The Kings of comebacks never disappoint, the Red Devils will have the last word in the second leg.

Arsenal vs Villarreal

Arsenal play hosts to Villarreal at Emirates Stadium in the second leg of the Europa League semi-finals. Mikel Arteta managed to snap out of the brief winless streak with a clean sheet against Newcastle. But this has happened several times this season, the Gunners never really get the message of survival. Former Arsenal and current Villarreal manager Emery Unai was spotted as the reason for the Gunners inability to level up. Now with the arrival and failure of their lovable Mikel Arteta, matters would be clear for the North London club. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had a brief cameo in the first leg and started the game against Newcastle. Given that Alexandre Lacazette and Kieran Tierney going through injury, his return is crucial at this phase.

Building an all-attacking squad, Emery Unai has kept the Europa League battle going albeit losing ground at Spain. Villarreal have lost three of their past five games in the Laliga, their high-line has caused problems. In the face of all these, the Spaniards have an advantage. Their manager knows the atmosphere in Emirates and he understands their nerve, a calm stalemate is all he needs right now. Gerard Moreno and Paco Alcacer have 12 goals between them in the Europa League. They can make the stalemate possible. Despite favoured by the bookmakers, the Gunners have little chances of making it to the finals.

 

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