Another September is here. And that means another Europa League season is upon us. Depending on which club you’re rooting for, the EL can be the most stressful and most complex of the two club competitions in Europe.
No, there are no easy options when it comes to the Europa League. The draws may have paired some “big names” with teams very much less known. But that doesn’t matter when the EL comes to the fore.
It may not be as prestigious as the UEFA Champions League but the Europa League holds its own when it comes to surprising results and major upsets.
The big names that want to win this competition and automatically qualify for UCL football will be looking to be as clinical and as careful as possible. The small teams on the other hand will be lurking in the corner, waiting to take advantage of even the slightest slip-ups.
That being said, what is in it for you, the reader? Why should you be excited about the new Europa League season?
- More Games to Bet On
In our blog post last Sunday, we discussed the new Champions League season and showed you how you can place your wager on the games and earn yourself some money. But the betting is not only restricted to games scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday.
This week will see Thursday Night Football featuring fixtures like,
- Villarreal vs. FC Astana
- Slavia Prague vs. Maccabi Tel Aviv
- Dynamo Kyiv vs. Skenderbeu
- BSC Young Boys vs. Partizan Belgrade
- Hoffenheim vs. Braga
- Istanbul Basaksehir vs. Ludogorets Razgrad
- Austria Wien vs. AC Milan
- Rijeka vs. AEK Athens
- Atalanta vs. Everton
- Apollon Limassol vs. Lyon
- Zlin vs. FC Sheriff
- FC Copenhagen vs. Lokomotiv Moscow
- Crvena Zvezda vs. BATE Borisov
- Arsenal vs. FC Cologne
- Marseille vs. Konyaspor
- Vitoria de Guimaraes vs. Salzburg
- Hapoel Beer Sheva vs. FC Lugano
- FC FCSB vs. Viktoria Plzen
- FK Vardar Skopje vs. Zenit St. Petersburg
- Real Sociedad vs. Rosenborg
- Zulte-Waregem vs. Nice
- Vitesse vs. Lazio
- Zorya vs. Oestersunds FK
- Hertha Berlin vs. Athletic Bilbao
With all these games – which are available to bet on just by clicking on the links, – it means that you don’t have to wait till the weekend comes around to place as many bets as you want. You can bet all you want this week – thanks to the new Europa League season.
- Even More Football to Watch
Just a couple of days ago, we were complaining about international football and the absence of club football. Fast-forward to a couple of games and we have even more than enough action lined up for our viewing pleasure!
With 24 games to choose from, and two different kick-off times (18:00 and 20:05 WAT) for the various games, you’re spoilt for choice this week. Whether you’re looking to see how Arsenal fares in the EL or you want to keep up with clubs like AC Milan, and last year’s semi-finalists, Lyon, the Europa League has got you covered!
As you anticipate the new Europa League campaign, which team are you looking forward to seeing? If you’re an Arsenal fan, are you looking forward to or dreading Thursday Night Football? Leave us a comment and let us know your thoughts.Tags: europa league, europa league 2017