Europa League Predictions for Group B and Group F
In this article you will see a short analysis of two of the twelve Europa League groups along with a prediction for the team which we think will finish at first place in the group. We have selected groups that do not have top favorite and the odds for the bet are worth it. Keep in mind that this tournament is not like the Champions League and many of the teams, even if we do not see it, don’t try at their best and don’t do anything possible to go through. This means that when it comes to the Europa League, these factors need to be taken into account and you should have more information before you bet. We mostly recommend single bets for the groups and if you want higher odds, it can be combined with a maximum of one more bet. You can also see our other article in which we have analyzed and predicted two more of the Europa League groups
PREVIEW AND PREDICTIONS FOR FEW OF THE EUROPA LEAGUE GROUPS
1. RB Salzburg
2. RB Leipzig
RB Salzburg to finish first – 4.35
Here the battle will be very serious. There are 3 champions of their countries + the favorite Leipzig. Rosenborg is certainly not at the level of others, and it is more logical for them to concentrate in the last rounds of the Norwegian Elitserien, where they are already leaders and lead 2 points ahead of the second, rather than striving for a show in the Europa League. Celtic have no big ambitions in such a tournament, but for them more important is the Scottish Championship. And this season they don’t seem so good as the previous one. Also they sold their big star, Mousssa Dembele. Leipzig no longer have Naby Keita in thier squad and it is unclear what their plans will be. It is also possible for them to finish first, but Salzburg have a big team and they’re capable to play on two fronts. They dominate seriously in the Austrian Bundesliga, and last season they were a step away from the Europa League final and now they certainly have a chance to try to reach it again. The fact that they reached the semifinals and were eliminated after extra time shows that they are a very valuable team and even deserved to be in the Champions League at the moment instead of the Red Star. Still, Salzburg have a kind of curse and can not get into the Champions League by qualifiers after dozens of unsuccessful attempts over the years, so the Europa League is not something to underestimate for the austrians and the odds are definitely worth it for them to finish first. This is estimated at about 4.35 from bookmakers. Still in very few bookies it is offered a bet for a team just to qualify from the group, which means in this case to finish second is also an option, so this is our alternative prediction, but this bet will most likely be available as an option later.
1. AC Milan
2. Real Betis
AC Milan to finish first – 1.75
Here we have a team with odds below 2.00 to finish in the first place, but still not a massive favorite. It’s about the great Milan. This season Rossoneri will not have Bonucci, but Caldara and Higuain are here already. Bakayoko also strengthened their team and now they have far bigger ambitions for this season. The battle for the top 4 in Italy will be very difficult for all. There the champion will probably again be Juventus, but for the other three places are fighting at least 5 teams and Milan are not the big favorites. Europe League is a backdoor for the Champions League of such teams. Something similarly tried to make Arsenal last year, but failed. Manchester United, however, entered the tournament two years ago when they took the cup and finished sixth in England. In this group the competition can not be said to be very serious. Dudelange are in good shape, but this is a Hungarian middle team that can hardly be compared with the top league teams. Olympiacos are strong, but they have the task of getting their first place in Greece and they are hardly able to replace Milan from the first place. For them, qualifying will be welcomed. For Betis it’s the same. They got Lo Celso and Carvalho , but sold Fabian to Napoli. Surely they will strive to go through and will most likely defeat Olympiakos, but we still expect Milan to dominate this group and finish first at 1.75.