Every incentive to take Europa League seriously
As European football's secondary continental competition behind the glitz and glamour of the Champions League, the Europa League is often an underrated part of this globally popular sport, but UEFA are making every attempt to change all that. Winners of the Europa League are now guaranteed a place in the following season's Champions League. This backdoor route is something Europa League specialists Sevilla have already exploited twice to their benefit since the innovation was introduced. It also works both ways, though, as losing Champions League third qualifying round and play-off teams, plus those that finish third in the group stage will drop into the Europa League for the play-offs, group stage and knockout phase respectively. Rebranded from the old UEFA Cup in 2009, the Europa League has also been won in its current format by fellow La Liga outfit Atletico Madrid, Porto and of course Premier League club Chelsea. As with the Champions League, many a managerial career has been enhanced by guiding teams to Europa League glory. You can put Rafael Benitez and Andre Villas-Boas in that bracket. Among the teams to look out for during the 2016/17 Europa League knockout phase are Premier League duo Manchester United and Tottenham, Italian Serie A pair Fiorentina and Roma, German Bundesliga talent producing club Schalke and Dutch Eredivisie heavyweights Ajax.
Excellent opportunities to bet on Europa League with Coral
Whatever stage or round the Europa League is at, you can expect to find comprehensive football betting coverage with Coral. Outright competition odds are on offer all year round, while group betting is available once qualifying is completed and the draw made for that phase. When it comes to betting on Europa League matches, we're second to none with prices for everything from the result in 90 minutes, to number of cards, goals in a half, wins to nil, clean sheets and full goalscorer markets at your fingertips. Coral also run an in-play betting service that reacts to major match moments and our live streaming means if you think something is worth a wager then you can watch how your investment is getting on. Be sure that you visit the Coral news site too, where you will find tasty tips on all major Europa League action.
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Man Utd v Southampton80% Man Utd8/11 1.7317% Southampton9/2 5.502% Draw13/5 3.60
Tottenham v Stoke74% Tottenham2/5 1.4014% Draw4/1 5.0012% Stoke7/1 8.00
Norwich v Ipswich61% Norwich7/10 1.7028% Ipswich4/1 5.0011% Draw27/10 3.70
Atletico Madrid v Barcelona81% Barcelona7/5 2.4019% Atletico Madrid15/8 2.870% Draw12/5 3.40
Inter Milan v Roma43% Roma9/5 2.8042% Draw12/5 3.4016% Inter Milan29/20 2.45
Marseille v PSG51% Draw3/1 4.0048% PSG8/13 1.611% Marseille17/4 5.25