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Europa League Title Odds: West Ham’s Odds Shorten Significantly

West Ham United lead Europa League title odds, followed by Bayer Leverkusen, Lyon, and Napoli.

The Europa League has completed two rounds of fixtures and has already witnessed some interesting results, including a miserable start for pre-tournament favorites Leicester City. How will the Europa League title odds move after the next round of fixtures? Odds Shark takes a look with some betting strategies and suggestions for the Europa League.

According to BetOnline Sportsbook’s Europa League title odds, West Ham United (+1200) are the current favorites, followed by Bayer Leverkusen (+1600), Lyon (+1600) and Napoli (+1600).

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Who Will Win The 2021-22 Europa League?

 Odds to win Europa League 
West Ham United+1200
Bayer Leverkusen+1600
Leicester City+1800
Real Sociedad+2000
Eintracht Frankfurt+2500
Real Betis+2600

Odds as of October 12 at BetOnline Sportsbook

Note: The Europa League is an unusual league because there are teams that will be transferred to this competition after they are eliminated from the Champions League.

Considering the teams in the Champions League are at a much superior skill level than the teams that are currently in the Europa League, those clubs will take over at the top of the Europa League title oddsboard when they do eventually move over. That is why there are only Europa League value picks at this stage of the tournament.

Value Picks To Win Europa League

There are a few teams throwing their hat into the ring as is evident in the quick shuffling of the Europa League title oddsboard.

West Ham United (+1200)

West Ham have been in sensational form in the Europa League this season. In fact, their Europa League title odds have shortened quickly, moving from +1600 at Odds Shark’s previous update to +1200 presently. This comes after their 2-0 win at home against Rapid Wien in their last match, a result that pushed them to the top of Group H.

“It was amazing. We knew, as players, how big tonight actually was and we had to put on a performance,” midfielder Declan Rice said after the win. “We had to win as well. All we want to do is top this group. We’re going to take it a game at a time and to get a win out in Zagreb and here tonight is a really good night for us as players and for the fans. It’s what they’ve been waiting to see.”

Considering West Ham are the only team in their group to have more than three points, they are firm favorites to cruise past the group stage at the top. That should increase their confidence and fluency as this season progresses. Even when the big teams come in from the Champions League, West Ham might just have a chance if the draw suits them.

Bayer Leverkusen (+1600)

Bayer Leverkusen streamrolled their way past Celtic 4-0 on the road in their last match. That result pushed them to the top of Group G, ahead on goal differential. Leverkusen have six points with a goal differential of +5 while Real Betis are on the same points tally but with a goal differential of +3.

“I think 4-0 at the end is a bit too much. They had some fantastic chances as well. I was a bit lucky with a couple of saves,” Leverkusen goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky said. “There were some key moments in the first half and start of the second when a goal would have given them a boost. Sometimes it’s the job of a keeper to help your team to stay in the game.”

Leverkusen had just 45 percent of the possession in that match against Celtic but they were stellar in the final third. They had 18 shots in total, with 11 on target. Leverkusen will continue to push other teams in the Europa League in that facet of the game but they might have to be cautious of the counterattack in a league where there are often gaps defensively as the tournament progresses and desperation starts to creep in.

Leicester City (+1800)

Leicester City have already proved to be a powerhouse-killer. They have upset some of the best in the world repeatedly, including Manchester City in the FA Community Shield this season. That was not a flash in the pan because they have frequently shown their propensity to stay compact defensively and then transition seamlessly into the final third.

Leicester City have made an awful start to their Europa League campaign. They are currently languishing at the bottom of Group C with one point in two matches. Leicester were beaten 1-0 by Legia Warsaw in their latest match, which has put their progress into the next stage in serious doubt. That has resulted in a drastic and rapid lengthening of their Europa League title odds from +1400 at Odds Shark’s previous update to +1800 currently.

“In the first half, we were too passive,” Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers said after their defeat to Legia Warsaw. “In the second it was better, we created more chances. From 60 minutes we started to make chances, we dominated the game, but their goalkeeper played well and we weren’t clinical enough. There’s still a long way to go. We are disappointed because I think we deserved more.”

Betting Strategy For The Europa League Winners

Right now, the soccer betting strategy doesn’t change much. You might first need to see the teams that are transferred from the Champions League before making betting decisions on the Europa League.

Still, this would be a good time to bet on a team that is currently in the Europa League because their title odds are still fairly high, above +1000 for every team. That is a lucrative payout should you have the vision to accurately, albeit implausibly, pick any team from the current pool of teams.

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Among the current teams, though, West Ham have been the brightest, evident in the shortening of their Europa League title odds. Leicester City are proving to have the best value for money considering their Europa League title odds have lengthened sharply. Still, I’d stay away from an outright betting winner if you’re still unsure of the current teams.

Apart from outright Europa League title odds, BetOnline Sportsbook also has odds for respective group winners, which might make more sense at this point of the tournament.

Who Will Win Group B In The 2021-22 Europa League?

Group B Winner Odds
Real Sociedad+200
SK Sturm Graz+5000

Odds as of October 12 at BetOnline Sportsbook

How To Bet Group B?

The Europa League outright odds for Group B have turned around completely since our last update. That is because Monaco have now moved to second on the points table after their recent draw against Real Sociedad 1-1 on the road. That result completely changed the dynamics of this group because Monaco are expected to overtake PSV at the top of the table. That won’t be so easy, though.

Real Sociedad have managed just two points in their first two matches after two draws. They had also drawn 2-2 to PSV in the tournament opener. However, they have a match against Sturm Graz, a fixture they will fancy to not just win but also improve goal differential.

It was a match against a high-level and high-quality rival,” Mikel Merino said. “Unfortunately, we found ourselves a goal down very early on, but we managed the dynamics of the match. We had chances, we played our game and when we do that, things happen. In European football, isolated incidents decide games and today we just weren’t good enough in those moments.”

These Europa League outright odds for Real Sociedad are actually quite strong considering they have an important game in hand against Sturm Graz that could potentially push them to the top of the table. The situation of this market would be completely different in a few weeks. The key is to have the foresight to predict how different it would be.

Who Will Win Group E In The 2021-22 Europa League?

Group E Winner Odds
Lokomotiv Moscow+1600

Odds as of October 12 at BetOnline Sportsbook

How To Bet Group E?

Galatasaray (+200) are currently leading Group E with four points in two matches. Lazio are one point behind, with three points in two matches. They started the tournament with a loss but came back strongly with a 2-0 win at home against Lokomotiv Moscow prior to the international break.

“This is a team that should be getting better and better,” Lazio coach Maurizio Sarri said. “We have improved technically in the last two games, the speed of movement of the ball has been different and we have played well. I’m sorry it ended with just two goals, but I’m glad Bašić and Patric scored. Immobile is not bad. We will see!”

Lazio are arguably the best team in this group, from a personnel perspective as well as from a form standpoint. Their Europa League title odds are a fair reflection of that. And so, the simple bet is to stake most of your investment on Lazio. There is still a long way to go but under the masterful tutelage of Sarri, Lazio should win Group E.

Who Will Win Group G In The 2021-22 Europa League?

Group G Winner Odds
Bayer Leverkusen-125
Real Betis+100
Ferencvarosi TC+6600

Odds as of October 12 at BetOnline Sportsbook

How To Bet Group G?

This is one of the simpler bets in the group choices for the Europa League. Not only have Leverkusen shown off their strength offensively, they have also conceded just one goal so far, in their tournament opener. After beating Celtic in their last match, Leverkusen should be too strong for the rest of the group.

“I was most happy about playing in front of a full capacity,” Leverkusen goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky said. “That brought me the most joy. It’s a fantastic atmosphere, so I guess the inner me missed this kind of atmosphere. I am happy we pulled out a great victory against a strong side.”

Bet On Europa League Title Odds Today

Real Betis are not a team to be scoffed at because they have strong defensive discipline. And their odds of +100 are quite attractive. However, Leverkusen are the team to back here because of their incredible offensive form and firepower.

Odds Shark will return in two weeks to update you with the new Europa League title odds and provide a fresher betting perspective on this tournament after the next round of fixtures. Till then, stay tuned to our other pages for more information.