Europa League Group Stage Draw – Fixtures, Latest Betting And More

Europa League Group Stage Draw – Fixtures, Latest Betting And More

Yesterday we took a look at the exciting group draws for the Champions League, featuring five British teams going up against Europe’s elite.

Today we are shifting our focus onto the second biggest UEFA competition each year – the Europa League.

Won last year for the seventh time by Sevilla, this new streamlined competition has been a big improvement on the older expanded Europa League and the quality of teams competing within it has improved a great deal too.

This season we have a number of British teams competing including Liverpool, Brighton, West Ham United and Rangers.

Other big teams in this tournament include Real Betis, Ajax, Bayer Leverkusen, Marseille, Sporting Lisbon, AS Roma and Villarreal.

Bet365 Sport is offering odds on winning the tournament overall, winning the group and qualifying from the group and we are focusing on the latter two in this article.

Let’s now take a look at how the groups look.

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Group A

West Ham

Olympiacos

SC Freiburg

Backa Topola

Jarrod Bowen’s last six starts:

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Fiorentina ⚽️
Bournemouth ⚽️
Chelsea ❌
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Luton Town ⚽️

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— Hammering Away (@Hammering_Away) September 5, 2023

Fixtures

21st September

8.00pm – Olympiacos v SC Freiburg

8.00pm – West Ham v Backa Topola

5th October

5.45pm – Backa Topola v Olympiacos

5.45pm – SC Freiburg v West Ham

26th October

5.45pm – Backa Topola v SC Freiburg

5.45pm – Olympiacos v West Ham

9th November

8.00pm – SC Freiburg v Backa Topola

8.00pm – West Ham v Olympiacos

30th November

5.45pm – Backa Topola v West Ham

5.45pm – SC Freiburg v Olympiacos

14th December

8.00pm – Olympiacos v Backa Topola

8.00pm – West Ham v SC Freiburg

Latest Odds To Win Group

West Ham – 4/5

Olympiacos – 5/1

SC Freiburg – 15/8

Backa Topola – 25/1

Latest Odds To Qualify

West Ham – 2/9

Olympiacos – 5/4

SC Freiburg – 2/5

Backa Topola – 5/1

Group Preview And Tips

After their Conference League success last season, West Ham now find themselves in the Europa League and in a group that they should feel confident of qualifying from. Olympiacos and Freiburg will be their main challengers but I think West Ham should at least qualify from this group along with Freiburg.

Group B

Ajax

Marseille

Brighton

AEK Athens

Fixtures

21st September

8.00pm – Ajax v Marseille

8.00pm – Brighton v AEK Athens

5th October

5.45pm – AEK Athens v Ajax

5.45pm – Marseille v Brighton

26th October

5.45pm – Marseille v AEK Athens

8.00pm – Brighton v Ajax

9th November

5.45pm – Ajax v Brighton

8.00pm – AEK Athens v Marseille

30th November

5.45pm – AEK Athens v Brighton

8.00pm – Marseille v Ajax

14th December

8.00pm – Brighton v Marseille

8.00pm – Ajax v AEK Athens

Latest Odds To Win Group

Ajax – 7/2

Marseille – 15/8

Brighton – 11/10

AEK Athens – 14/1

Latest Odds To Qualify

Ajax – Evens

Marseille – 8/15

Brighton – 1/5

AEK Athens – 11/2

Group Preview And Tips

Brighton have been given a tough task in their first ever European adventure. Ajax and Marseille will be two very tough games on the road for the Seagulls, and it is never easy to get a result away in Greece either. However, Roberto De Zerbi’s team have started the season well and I think they and most likely Ajax will come through from this stage.

Group C

Rangers

Real Betis

Sparta Prague

Aris Limassol

Fixtures

21st September

8.00pm – Rangers v Real Betis

8.00pm – Sparta Prague v Aris Limassol

5th October

5.45pm – Aris Limassol v Rangers

5.45pm – Real Betis v Sparta Prague

26th October

5.45pm – Aris Limassol v Real Betis

5.45pm – Sparta Prague v Rangers

9th November

8.00pm – Rangers v Sparta Prague

8.00pm – Real Betis v Aris Limassol

30th November

5.45pm – Sparta Prague v Real Betis

8.00pm – Rangers v Aris Limassol

14th December

8.00pm – Aris Limassol v Sparta Prague

8.00pm – Real Betis v Rangers

Latest Odds To Win Group

Rangers – 7/2

Real Betis – 1/2

Sparta Prague – 13/2

Aris Limassol – 10/1

Latest Odds To Qualify

Rangers – 8/11

Real Betis – 1/10

Sparta Prague – 5/4

Aris Limassol –9/2

Group Preview And Tips

While Aris Limassol should not give Rangers too many concerns here, the fact they face a strong Spanish side in Real Betis and a talented Sparta Prague side will. Away games against all three teams will likely decide Rangers fate. For me, Betis will top this group and it will be a very close call between Rangers and Sparta as to who finishes second.

Group D

Atalanta

Sporting Lisbon

Sturm Graz

Rakow Czestochowa

Fixtures

21st September

8.00pm – Atalanta v Rakow Czestochowa

8.00pm – Sturn Graz v Sporting Lisbon

5th October

5.45pm – Rakow Czestochowa v Sturm Graz

5.45pm – Sporting Lisbon v Atalanta

26th October

5.45pm – Rakow Czestochowa v Sporting Lisbon

5.45pm – Sturm Graz v Atalanta

9th November

8.00pm – Atalanta v Sturm Graz

8.00pm – Sporting Lisbon v Rakow Czestochowa

30th November

5.45pm – Atalanta v Sporting Lisbon

5.45pm – Sturm Graz v Rakow Czestochowa

14th December

8.00pm – Rakow Czestochowa v Atalanta

8.00pm – Sporting Lisbon v Sturm Graz

Latest Odds To Win Group

Atalanta – Evens

Sporting Lisbon – 11/8

Sturm Graz – 8/1

Rakow Czestochowa – 12/1

Latest Odds To Qualify

Atalanta – 2/9

Sporting Lisbon – 2/7

Sturm Graz – 5/2

Rakow Czestochowa – 7/2

Group Preview And Tips

Group D looks very much to be in the favour of the big two teams Sporting Lisbon and Atalanta and it would be a shock if these two teams don’t make it out of the group, especially against two of the lesser fancied teams in this competition.

Group E

Liverpool

LASK Linz

Union Saint-Gilloise

Toulouse

Fixtures

21st September

5.45pm – LASK Linz v Liverpool

5.45pm – Union St-Gilloise v Toulouse

5th October

8.00pm – Liverpool v Union St-Gilloise

8.00pm – Toulouse v LASK Linz

26th October

8.00pm – Liverpool v Toulourse

8.00pm – Union St-Gilloise v LASK Linz

9th November

5.45pm – LASK Linz v Union St-Gilloise

5.45pm – Toulouse v Liverpool

30th November

8.00pm – Liverpool v LASK Linz

8.00pm – Toulouse v Union St-Gilloise

14th December

5.45pm – LASK Linz v Toulouse

5.45pm – Union St-Gilloise v Liverpool

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— 🅘 (@LFCApproved) September 5, 2023

Latest Odds To Win Group

Liverpool – 1/6

LASK Linz – 22/1

Union Saint-Gilloise – 10/1

Toulouse – 8/1

Latest Odds To Qualify

Liverpool – 1/33

LASK Linz – 11/4

Union Saint-Gilloise – 7/4

Toulouse – 10/11

Group Preview And Tips

Liverpool will be happy with their draw in the group stages but the trips to Union Saint-Gilloise and Toulouse will both be tricky. Even so, the Reds should top this group comfortably and it will likely be a battle between Toulouse and Union Saint-Gilloise for the second spot in this group.

Group F

Villarreal

Rennes

Maccabi Haifa

Panathinaikos

Fixtures

21st September

5.45pm – Rennes v Maccabi Haifa

5.45pm – Panathinaikos v Villarreal

5th October

8.00pm – Maccabi Haifa v Panathinaikos

8.00pm – Villarreal v Rennes

26th October

8.00pm – Panathinaikos v Rennes

8.00pm – Villarreal v Maccabi Haifa

9th November

5.45pm – Rennes v Panathinaikos

5.45pm – Maccabi Haifa v Villarreal

30th November

5.45pm – Maccabi Haifa v Rennes

8.00pm – Villarreal v Panathinaikos

14th December

5.45pm – Panathinaikos v Maccabi Haifa

5.45pm – Rennes v Villarreal

Latest Odds To Win Group

Villarreal – 4/6

Rennes – 2/1

Maccabi Haifa – 12/1

Panathinaikos – 9/1

Latest Odds To Qualify

Villarreal – 1/8

Rennes – 2/7

Maccabi Haifa – 9/2

Panathinaikos – 11/4

Group Preview And Tips

Villarreal won this competition a couple of years back and they will be confident of qualifying from this group. French side Rennes will likely be their toughest opponents, but I’d still expect the Spanish side to come through undefeated with Rennes qualifying in second spot in the group.

Group G

AS Roma

Slavia Prague

Sheriff Tiraspol

Servette

Fixtures

21st September

5.45pm – Servette v Slavia Prague

5.45pm – Sheriff Tiraspol v AS Roma

5th October

8.00pm – AS Roma v Servette

8.00pm – Slavia Prague v Sheriff Tiraspol

26th October

8.00pm – AS Roma v Slavia Prague

8.00pm – Sheriff Tiraspol v Servette

9th November

5.45pm – Slavia Prague v AS Roma

5.45pm – Servette v Sheriff Tiraspol

30th November

8.00pm – Servette v AS Roma

8.00pm – Sheriff Tiraspol v Slavia Prague

14th December

5.45pm – AS Roma v Sheriff Tiraspol

5.45pm – Slavia Prague v Servette

Latest Odds To Win Group

AS Roma – 1/4

Slavia Prague – 5/1

Sheriff Tiraspol – 16/1

Servette – 12/1

Latest Odds To Qualify

AS Roma – 1/12

Slavia Prague – 4/6

Sheriff Tiraspol – 5/2

Servette – 2/1

Group Preview And Tips

Jose Mourinho’s AS Roma will be strong favourites to win this group and they are the class team of the quartet, although I can’t see them having it all their own way. The other three teams look well-matched and if one of them can get a good result against Roma, or win a key game on the road, then they could snatch second spot behind the Italians. I’d just about go with Slavia Prague for second spot, but this should be a close group.

Group H

Bayer Leverkusen

Qarabag

Molde

Hacken

Fixtures

21st September

5.45pm – Bayer Leverkusen v Hacken

5.45pm – Qarabag v Molde

5th October

8.00pm – Hacken v Qarabag

8.00pm – Molde v Bayer Leverkusen

26th October

5.45pm – Molde v Hacken

8.00pm – Bayer Leverkusen v Qarabag

9th November

5.45pm – Qarabag v Bayer Leverkusen

8.00pm – Hacken v Molde

30th November

8.00pm – Hacken v Bayer Leverkusen

8.00pm – Molde v Qarabag

14th December

5.45pm – Bayer Leverkusen v Molde

5.45pm – Qarabag v Hacken

Xabi Alonso’s Bayer Leverkusen this season:

4 games 🏟
4 wins 📈
19 goals scored ⚽️
3 goals conceded 🤚
Top of the Bundesliga 🏆

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— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) September 4, 2023

Latest Odds To Win Group

Bayer Leverkusen – 2/5

Qarabag – 6/1

Molde – 5/1

Hacken – 12/1

Latest Odds To Qualify

Bayer Leverkusen – 1/14

Qarabag – 5/4

Molde – 6/5

Hacken – 12/5

Group Preview And Tips

As the odds suggest, Bayer Leverkusen are very much the favourites to win this group and in truth, it is hard to see the German side dropping too many points here. The real race is for second and my money is on Qarabag just doing enough to pip the other two teams to qualify for the next stage.

Author: Timothy Henderson