2019/20 UEFA Europa League preview

The Europa League is officially the secondary European club football competition but it means a lot more than that to the players and fans.

Last season we saw a thrilling Europa League tournament, culminating in the final between Arsenal and Chelsea.

The Premier League clubs locked horns in Baku and when the half-time score was 0-0, everyone was fearing the worst.

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However, it did not take long for Chelsea to open the scoring in the second half and we saw a flurry of goals.

The match ended 4-1 in the favour of Chelsea, who lifted the trophy for the second time in their history.

It pays to remember the winners of the Europa League qualify automatically for next seasons Champions League, so there is extra incentive to win the competition from that point of view.

One of the interesting aspects of the Europa League is the fact teams from the Champions League enter the competition at a later stage.

You must keep this in mind when betting on the Europa League and some bookmakers will allow you to bet on the winner being one of those teams.

In fact, the early favourite to win the 2019/20 Europa League is any Champions League team.

The odds for this will be updated during the course of the season and the best way to keep tabs on them is via the 1xBet app.

Using the 1xBet app, you will have the latest Europa League odds at your fingertips.

The odds are updated daily and you can also enjoy live betting on Europa League matches on you mobile phone.

You will struggle to find better odds on football betting than at the 1xBet mobile app, especially for the Europa League.

Of the teams who are starting in the Europa League, Manchester United are the early favourites to win the competition.

The Red Devils last played in the Europa League in 2016/17 under the guidance of Jose Mourinho and they went from the group stage right the way through to the final, beating Ajax 2-0.

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Given the strength of the Premier League, the Europa League could prove the ideal avenue for Manchester United to return to the Champions League next season.

However, Arsenal could have something to say about that.

The Gunners reached the final last season, so know what it takes to progress in this tournament.

Much like Manchester United, they will see this as not only a big trophy to win but a way into the Champions League next season and must be considered one of the early favourites.

Moving to Spain and Sevilla have won the Europa League a record five times.

The last time they tasted success was back in 2016 and they will be keen to return to the final this season.

There is a strong contingent from Italy in the Europa League this season and Rome have two representatives in Lazio and Roma.

Serie A giants AC Milan are also one of the early favourites to lift the Europa League trophy.

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