Surely you are tired of reading and listening to the topic of betting web sites so used among friends, or in the written press and in radio or television gatherings. But a topic is because it is usually true together, and is usually fulfilled, they say. And the truth is that this does not dismantle that theory: statistics in the Europa League are worth little. And we talk about the European club competition, possibly more complex, unpredictable and conducive to surprises. Of course, much more than his ‘older sister’, the Champions League. The UEFA Europa League or European League of clubs, heiress of the extinct UEFA Cup, concentrates all that football aristocracy of old Europe that has not been able to get into the top Continental competition. And that includes champion teams from secondary league countries on paper, such as the Austrian or Scottish League. But also, to great teams of the best leagues that did not enter the Champions League, and semi-unknown teams from all over Europe in general.
All this we have just explained does not mean that you do not have to be attentive at the time of form, the casualties and another series of considerations already classic about the teams when betting on the Europa League. Of course, you have to consider everything. But it is true that, in a competition like this, the changes in the different clubs that come more or less regularly to it every season are deeper, and the level of the same team can change radically, for better or worse, depending on the edition of the tournament in which we are. It is also true that there are favorite teams to win year after year that, for whatever reason, do not end up getting used to the format, length and type of competition, longer and tedious than the Champions League, and their statistics in the Europa League , despite having a high level on paper, they are almost never as good as one might think at first. Taking into account, for example, what has happened in recent seasons, and the performance of Spanish teams in particular, we leave you some UEFA Europa League statistics in their latest editions that can give us some revealing conclusion: In 9 of the last 16 finals there was at least one Spanish teamIn those 9 finals always won a Spanish team (in 2 of them, the loser was also) However, in the last 20 years teams from countries such as France, Holland, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, Turkey or Ukraine reached the final, not at all usual in European finals in recent timesSince 2002, all UEFA Europa League champions won the tournament losing at least one match on that road to the title
These are just some examples of the ups and downs that a competition can give in which the qualifiers almost never end up being closed. Or, if they are, they usually offer round-trip matches quite different from each other.