UEFA Europa League 2021-22 predictions: season preview
Villarreal won the 2020-21 Europa League title as they defeated Manchester United on penalties in the final. The 2021-22 Europa League season is contested among 58 teams with only 32 teams being able to take part in the group stage of the competition.
For the 2021-22 UEFA Europa League, the associations are allocated places according to their 2020 UEFA country coefficients. Two teams from England, Spain, Germany, Italy and France automatically qualified for the group stage of the 2021-22 Europa League.
The qualification and its play-offs are in place to determine other teams to play in the Europa League. A total of 28 clubs take part in the qualification, which includes the Champions Path with 10 squads, the Main Path with six teams and 12 clubs entering in the knockout round.
Out of the qualification, 10 clubs only enter the Europa League group stage, where they are united with the teams qualified from the national leagues, the six losing teams from the UCL qualification knockouts and the four losing teams from the Round 3 of the UCL qualifiers.
The group stage of the UEFA Europa League sees a total of 32 teams forming eight groups. The best team from each group enters the Round of 16, while the second-placed clubs play the eight third-placed teams knocked out of the Champions League for the Round of 16.
Each stage of the 2021-22 Europa League play-offs consist of two legs, home and away: the knockout round play-offs, the Round of 16, the quarter-finals and the semi-finals. Only the final is one match, set to take place at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in Seville on 18 May 2022.
Takebet South Africa offers free UEFA Europa League betting tips on decisive games in the group and the knockout stage involving Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund, Atalanta, West Ham, Sevilla and other top teams. The play-offs of the Europa League qualification are predicted too, with UEFA Europa League predictions on Takebet South Africa starting there and spanning to the final match.
Full list of teams participating in the 2021-22 UEFA Europa League group stage:
- Sparta Prague
- Real Sociedad
- PSV Eindhoven
- Sturm Graz
- Spartak Moscow
- Leicester City
- Legia Warsaw
- Eintracht Frankfurt
- Lokomotiv Moscow
- Red Star Belgrade
- Ludogorets Razgrad
- Bayer Leverkusen
- Real Betis
- West Ham United
- Dinamo Zagreb
- Rapid Wien
Full list of teams joining for the 2021-22 UEFA Europa League knockout stage play-offs:
- RB Leipzig
- Zenit Saint Petersburg
- Borussia Dortmund
- Sheriff Tiraspol
Borussia Dortmund reached the quarter-finals of the 2021-22 UEFA Champions League as they were knocked out by Manchester City. The Black and Yellows finished third in the Bundesliga during the same season with 64 points.
In the 2021-22 Bundesliga, BVB are second in the league table with 34 points from 17 matches. Dortmund have won 11 games, drawn one and have lost five matches. The Black and Yellows have scored 41 goals while conceding 26, with a difference of +15.
Borussia Dortmund finished third in the 2021-22 Champions League group as they failed to qualify for the knockouts. Dortmund scored 10 goals while conceding 11, with a difference of -1. Borussia Dortmund face Rangers in the knockout round play-offs of the Europa League.
Dortmund is heavily featured in our UEFA Europa League previews and predictions.
Erling Haaland is one of the best young players as he finished 11th in the Ballon d'Or. The Norwegian international won the top goalscorer award after he finished with the most goals in the 2020-21 Champions League. Haaland scored 10 goals in the competition last season, overperforming his expected goals of 3.82. The Dortmund striker deals with injuries this season. He played three games in the 2021-22 Champions League group stage scoring three goals. Haaland scored 13 goals in 17 matches of the 2021-22 Bundesliga, overperforming his xG of 8.72. He provided four assists while creating 15 chances.
Marco Reus has been brilliant for Dortmund in the 2021-22 Bundesliga season. The German international scored four goals in 17 league games while providing four assists. The Dortmund captain scored three goals in the 2021-22 Champions League group stage, underperforming his xG of 3.32. Reus provided one assist while creating five chances.
Other key players of Borussia Dortmund apart from Erling Haaland and Marco Reus:
- Jude Bellingham
- Julian Brandt
- Donyell Malen
- Raphael Guerreiro
- Giovanni Reyna
- Thorgan Hazard
Sevilla has won the most Europa League titles (6), with the last one being in the 2019-20 season. Los Nervionenses were knocked out of the 2020-21 UCL in the Round of 16 by Borussia Dortmund. Sevilla finished fourth in the 2020-21 La Liga with 77 points.
Sevilla are second in the 2021-22 La Liga table with 38 points after 18 rounds. Los Nervionenses have won 11 games, drawn five and have lost two games. Sevilla have scored 29 goals while conceding the fewest (13), with a difference of +16.
Sevilla finished third in the Group G of the 2021-22 UEFA Champions League, dropping to the Europa League. They scored five goals while conceding five, with a 0 difference. Los Nervionenses play against Dinamo Zagreb in the Europa League knockout round play-offs.
UEFA Europa League picks with Sevilla are published frequently on Takebet South Africa.
Ivan Rakitic has been one of the best Sevilla players since he rejoined. The Spanish international scored two goals in the 2021-22 Champions League group stage, overperforming his xG of 1.87, with one assist and five chances. The Sevilla midfielder has been crucial in the 2021-22 La Liga: he created 15 chances with two assists in 18 matches.
Lucas Ocampos scored one goal and provided one assist in the 2021-22 Champions League group stage. The Argentine international created five chances while providing four key passes. Ocampos has scored four goals in 14 out of 18 league matches this season, overperforming his xG of 3.52. Lucas has provided one assist while creating 10 chances.
Other key players of Sevilla apart from Ivan Rakitic and Lucas Ocampos:
- Jules Kounde
- Rafa Mir
- Erik Lamela
- Youssef En-Nesyri
- Jesus Navas
- Marcos Acuna
Barcelona were knocked out of the 2020-21 Champions League by Paris Saint-Germain in the Round of 16. The Blaugrana have been poor in European competitions in the past few years. Barca will be competing in the 2021-22 Europa League for the first time in 17 years.
Barcelona finished third in the 2020-21 La Liga with 79 points. In the 2021-22 La Liga table, they are seventh with 28 points after 18 matches. The Blaugrana have won seven games, drawn seven and lost four. Barca have scored 29 goals while conceding 22 (a +7 difference).
Barcelona finished third in their 2021-22 Champions League group as they dropped to the Europa League. They scored two goals while conceding nine, with a difference of -7.
UEFA Europa League betting predictions on Takebet South Africa are sure to feature Barcelona.
Pedri won the Golden Boy award after the incredible 2020-21 season with Barcelona and the Spain national soccer team. The Spanish international played a total of 78 matches for all teams, as he represented Spain during the EURO 2020 and the Olympics. Pedri scored one goal with one assist in the 2021-22 Champions League group stage. The Barcelona midfielder bagged three goals with three assists in 18 rounds of the 2021-22 La Liga.
Memphis Depay joined Barca on a free transfer from Lyon. Depay scored 20 goals in the Ligue 1, overperforming his expected goals of 17.33, with 12 assists and 106 created chances. Memphis Depay scored eight league goals for Barca in 18 rounds this season, underperforming his xG of 9.18. He provided two assists while creating 37 chances.
Other key players of Barcelona apart from Pedri and Memphis Depay:
- Sergio Busquets
- Ansu Fati
- Frenkie de Jong
- Jordi Alba
- Gerard Pique
- Pablo Gavira
Atalanta were knocked out of the 2020-21 Champions League by Real Madrid in the Round of 16. La Dea finished third in the same season of the Serie A with 78 points.
Atalanta are fourth in the 2021-22 Serie A with 38 points after 19 matches. They have won 11, have drawn five and have lost three games, scoring 38 goals and conceding 24, a +14 difference. Atalanta dropped to the Europa League after finishing third in the UCL Group F.
Games of Atalanta are included in our soccer predictions (Europa League).
Duvan Zapata scored important goals for Atalanta in the Champions League group stage. The Colombian international scored three goals in the UCL, underperforming his expected goals of 3.48. Zapata provided three assists while creating 11 chances. The Atalanta striker is the fifth-highest goalscorer in the Serie A after 19 rounds with nine goals, underperforming his expected goals of 10.34. Zapata provided four assists while creating 27 chances.
Mario Pasalic has been one of the best Atalanta players since he joined the club. The Croatian international scored one goal and provided one assist in the 2021-22 Champions League group stage. Pasalic bagged seven goals in 19 rounds of the Serie A, overperforming his xG of 5.10. He provided five assists while creating 24 chances.
Other key players of Atalanta apart from Duvan Zapata and Mario Pasalic:
- Ruslan Malinovsky
- Josip Ilicic
- Luis Muriel
- Teun Koopmeiners
- Berat Djimsiti
- Rafael Toloi
West Ham United
West Ham qualified for the Europa League after finishing sixth in the 2020-21 Premier League with 65 points. The Hammers compete for the first time since the 2016-17 season.
West Ham are sixth in the 2021-22 Premier League table with 28 points from 18 matches. The Hammers have won eight, have drawn four and have lost six matches. West Ham have scored 30 goals while conceding 24, which means a goal difference of +6.
The Hammers finished top of the Group H in the 2021-22 Europa League with 13 points. West Ham got a 2-0 victory over Dinamo Zagreb in the first round and won their second game against Rapid Wien by two goals to nil. Then the Hammers smashed Genk by three goals to nil and drew their fourth Europa League game against Genk. West Ham got a 2-0 victory over Rapid Wien in the Gameweek 5, but lost the last game against Dinamo Zagreb.
There is an abundance of UEFA Europa League match predictions featuring West Ham.
Michail Antonio has been one of West Ham’s best players in the 2021-22 EPL. Antonio had seven goals in the Premier League after 18 rounds, overperforming his expected goals of 6.66. He provided four assists while creating 34 chances. The Jamaican international scored one goal and provided one assist in the 2021-22 Europa League group stage as well.
Declan Rice is one of the best Premier League midfielders. Rice scored one goal and provided three assists in 18 rounds of the 2021-22 Premier League. The English international made 22 tackles and 32 interceptions. Declan Rice was sensational for West Ham in the 2021-22 Europa League group stage as well, scoring two goals and thus overperforming his expected goals of 0.90. He made four interceptions and five tackles.
Other key players of West Ham apart from Michail Antonio and Declan Rice:
- Aaron Cresswell
- Pablo Fornals
- Said Benrahma
- Jarrod Bowen
- Manuel Lanzini
- Tomas Soucek
Betting odds of 2021-22 UEFA Europa League
Takebet South Africa offers free UEFA Europa League tips for betting on season-long events, which include UEFA Europa League winner predictions and the squads to win the groups. Experts start getting these UEFA Europa League betting picks ready by analysing the outright odds.
Prior to the start of the 2021-22 Europa League play-offs, there are three clubs with a high probability of winning the tournament of 10% or higher, with Borussia Dortmund leading.
UEFA Europa League 2021-22 winner betting odds:
- Borussia Dortmund — 7.00 (+600 American; 6/1 Fractional)
- Sevilla — 9.00 (+800; 8/1)
- Barcelona — 10.00 (+900; 9/1)
- Atalanta — 11.00 (+1000; 10/1)
- West Ham — 13.00 (+1200; 12/1)
- Napoli — 17.00 (+1600; 16/1)
Coverage of UEFA Europa League betting predictions
All stages of the tournament are covered in our free UEFA Europa League betting tips. Before we get to game soccer predictions, Europa League outright bets are chosen. Experts wager on the prospects of particular teams and players in the Europa League.
We start forecasting results of the tournament with our UEFA Europa League qualification predictions. These start with the play-off stage of the qualifiers. Then come UEFA Europa League group stage predictions, which are covered much more heavily: professionals of Takebet South Africa pick games between top teams, decisive clashes and matches with valuable bets. Experts cover the knockouts which precede the main stage of the Europa League play-offs.
Here are the play-off stages covered with betting picks:
- UEFA Europa League Round of 16 predictions
- UEFA Europa League quarter-finals predictions
- UEFA Europa League semi-final predictions
- UEFA Europa League final predictions
Match betting tips on Takebet South Africa include single wagers and accumulators with popular and exotic betting markets. Read on to know more about our UEFA Europa League picks!
UEFA Europa League previews and predictions for games and outrights
In-depth analytical soccer articles with statistics, result and betting trends as well as expert opinions constitute one hundred percent of our UEFA Europa League match predictions. Previews begin with a recap of the latest betting odds and probabilities, then we review the latest matches and the run of form alongside current Europa League tournament results.
Our Europa League game predictions include H2H statistics and projections of starting lineups. Finally, experts pick Europa League match bets to conclude a preview. Each single wager may include from one to three bets, while accumulators may have more legs.
Aside from UEFA Europa League previews and predictions, experts also publish preliminary outright betting tips on teams and players, which may include the following futures bets:
- Team to win the tournament
- Teams to reach the final
- Teams to win the groups
- Teams to qualify for the play-offs
- Top goalscorer and more
UEFA Europa League qualification predictions
Qualifiers start with the third qualification round, which is followed by the play-off round. Some solid and popular teams start their performance in the Europa League from the latter stage. So are UEFA Europa League qualifiers predictions, which start with the knockouts.
UEFA Europa League group stage predictions
The UEFA Europa League runs for months with lots of great matches prior to the play-offs — this part is called the group stage. There are eight groups of four squads each: the winner gets straight to the Round of 16, while the second-placed teams qualify for the knockout stage play-offs to compete for the spot against the knocked out Champions League teams.
During the group stage, experts offer UEFA Europa League tips for betting on Group A, Group B, Group C, Group D, Group E, Group F, Group G and Group H. Europa League group stage predictions are for games between top European teams, matches that directly influence results and other games which offer clear betting opportunities with high value.
UEFA Europa League play-off predictions: knockout stage, Round of 16, quarter-finals and semi-finals
Instead of the Round of 32, a knockout round play-offs were introduced recently as they now precede the Round of 16. The eight runners-up from all Europa League groups face the eight third-placed teams from the Champions League that dropped to the Europa League.
Our UEFA Europa League soccer betting tips kick off with this very round, before we move to Europa League Round of 16 predictions. Each and every match is predicted starting with the play-offs. Then come Europa League quarter-final, semi-final and final predictions.
UEFA Europa League final predictions
The final match of the 2021-22 UEFA Europa League is set to take place on 18 May 2022 at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in Seville, Spain. Our UEFA Europa League final predictions are several analytical articles, each breaking down different betting markets and picking a bet on the game: experts wager on the outcome, on goal totals, on goalscorers and on scores.
Betting markets and odds of Europa League tips
To find valuable bets on Europa League, many betting options offered by bookmakers for fixtures should be researched. That’s what experts of Takebet South Africa do: they go through tens of bets, from popular ones with low margins to stats and prop picks, and pick ones of value.
Some betting markets used for our Europa League prediction tips:
- Under over goals
- Europa League score predictions
- Both teams to score
- Double chance
- Draw no bet
- Half time full time
- Player to score a goal
- Card and corner bets
Single picks constitute the most of our UEFA Europa League betting picks. Odds of these are in the range from 1.50 (-200 American; 1/2 Fractional) to 3.00 (+200; 2/1). Accumulators with UEFA Europa League soccer predictions often have odds around 10.00 (+900; 9/1).
UEFA Europa League score predictions
There are a couple of types of Europa League correct score predictions, which bettors will find on Takebet South Africa. Firstly, betting experts predict full-time scores. We rely on goal trends and statistics as well as fitness of key players in defence and offence. Secondly, scores of separate halves are predicted by the team — either in one half only or in both halves.
Schedule of top 2021-22 Europa games predictions
Big games of soccer are analysed for predictions starting with qualifiers of the Europa League. During the group stage, clashes between top squads and games influencing group results are chosen for tips. Starting with the play-offs, all fixtures are covered. Teams that we predict include Barcelona, Atalanta, Borussia Dortmund, Sevilla, West Ham and more.
Below sports gamblers will find a calendar of our Europa League match predictions.
- Leicester City vs Napoli (16 September 2021)
- Galatasaray vs Lazio (16 September 2021)
- PSV vs Real Sociedad (16 September 2021)
- Eintracht Frankfurt vs Fenerbahce (16 September 2021)
- Legia Warsaw vs Leicester City (30 September 2021)
- West Ham United vs Rapid Wien (30 September 2021)
- Real Sociedad vs Monaco (30 September 2021)
- Celtic vs Bayer Leverkusen (30 September 2021)
- Marseille vs Galatasaray (30 September 2021)
- West Ham vs Genk (21 October 2021)
- Real Betis vs Bayer Leverkusen (21 October 2021)
- PSV vs Monaco (21 October 2021)
- Leicester City vs Spartak Moscow (4 November 2021)
- Olympiacos vs Eintracht Frankfurt (4 November 2021)
- Marseille vs Lazio (4 November 2021)
- Rapid Wien vs West Ham (25 November 2021)
- Leicester City vs Legia Warsaw (25 November 2021)
- Bayer Leverkusen vs Celtic (25 November 2021)
- Galatasaray vs Marseille (25 November 2021)
- Monaco vs Real Sociedad (25 November 2021)
- Napoli vs Leicester City (9 December 2021)
- West Ham vs Dinamo Zagreb (9 December 2021)
- Real Sociedad vs PSV (9 December 2021)
- Celtic vs Real Betis (9 December 2021)
- Lazio vs Galatasaray (9 December 2021)
- Lyon vs Rangers (9 December 2021)
- Sevilla vs Dinamo Zagreb (17 February 2022)
- Atalanta vs Olympiacos (17 February 2022)
- RB Leipzig vs Real Sociedad (17 February 2022)
- Barcelona vs Napoli (17 February 2022)
- Zenit Saint Petersburg vs Real Betis (17 February 2022)
- Borussia Dortmund vs Ranger (17 February 2022)
- Sheriff Tiraspol vs Braga (17 February 2022)
- Porto Portugal vs Lazio (17 February 2022)
- Europa League Round of 16. First leg (10 March 2022)
- Europa League Round of 16. Second leg (17 March 2022)
- Europa League Quarter-finals. First leg (7 April 2022)
- Europa League Quarter-finals. Second leg (14 April 2022)
- Europa League Semi-finals. First leg (28 April 2022)
- Europa League Semi-finals. Second leg (5 May 2022)
- Europa League Final (18 May 2022)
How experts analyse UEFA Europa League for betting picks
Statistical data, result trends and betting odds play a pivotal role in the process of choosing UEFA Europa League expert picks. Soccer analysts of Takebet South Africa take into account the results of recent matches played by each team in the same tournament and in their national leagues, head-to-heads, history of their Europa League performance and the players’ form.
Betting odds are analysed to understand implied probabilities and choose valuable bets.
Europa League has always been a tough soccer competition as many teams compete for a spot in the finals. Big teams dropping from the Champions League make it even more competitive. Villarreal won the Europa League last season as they were able to hold Manchester United to a 1-1 draw and win 11-10 on penalties in the final. They were able to show the resilience that is important to win the Europa League. Villarreal didn’t allow Manchester United almost any big chances as they were compact defensively.
Sevilla are another great example: they are known as the kings of the Europa League as they have won the title six times. They won it three times in a row as they dominated the competition from 2014 to 2016. Sevilla were able to defend in numbers and attack in numbers, with midfielders turning into strikers and wingbacks contributing heavily. During this period, they defeated Liverpool in the finals by three to one. To win the Europa League, the team must be able to play to their strength, while attacking and defending in numbers.
Free UEFA Europa League betting tips: how to get access
Each tip among our UEFA Europa League betting predictions is free. Sports bettors visit our website 24 to 48 hours before any match to get and use free UEFA Europa League tips.
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What types of Europa League picks do you publish?
Takebet South Africa starts with preliminary soccer predictions: Europa League season-long events are forecasted such as the team to win the tournament, the finalists, the squads to qualify for the play-offs and to win the groups, the soccer player to be the best goalscorer and more. UEFA Europa League winner predictions are published right before the group stage.
When it comes to UEFA Europa League picks for matches, experts dive into a myriad of betting markets such as 1x2, over/under goal totals, Asian and European handicaps, draw no bet and double chance bets, correct scores, goalscorers as well as other player props. These match analytics come in the form of in-depth articles with single bets and multibets.
Do you offer correct score predictions for UEFA Europa League?
That’s true! On Takebet South Africa, Europa score predictions may be offered on games in any stage of the Europa League competition. That includes full-time scores and half-time scores.
When do you post UEFA Europa League betting picks?
The timing is heavily dependent on the availability of odds. Also, Takebet South Africa waits for all previous matches of both squads to finish before our soccer experts start their analysis. Usually we publish Europa League previews and predictions one to two days before a game. Outright picks are posted a couple of weeks before the start of another tournament stage.
Are your UEFA Europa League predictions free?
We do care about our sports bettors, so we offer all the Europa League soccer betting tips free. They are published in the respective section of Takebet South Africa. Being free, our picks stay of the same quality as any paid predictions: full of relevant stats and results, information on trends and valuable betting odds of the Europa League, projected starting lineups and such.
What stages of UEFA Europa League do you predict?
Takebet South Africa starts with Europa League qualification predictions for games of the qualifier play-offs. Then experts predict many matches of the group stage before moving to knockouts, and that’s where you can count on picks for the following stages:
- Europa League Round of 16 predictions
- Europa League quarter-final predictions
- Europa League semi-finals predictions
- Europa League final predictions
Do you have Europa betting tips for today and tomorrow?
Yes, we do. On Takebet South Africa, you get Europa League betting tips for today and UEFA Europa League tips for tomorrow, given in advance and classified in the respective sections.
How to bet on UEFA Europa League expert picks?
It is perfectly easy to use our UEFA Europa League tips for any bookie player!
First of all, visit Takebet South Africa from 24 to 48 hours before a game you wish to bet on — in order to pick a prediction for this match if there is one. Tap on any article from the “Europa League” section under the “Soccer” category to open it and read it. Mind the bet and the odds and tap on the BET NOW button in the bet card. Takebet South Africa will redirect you to one of the best online bookmakers where you can set up an account, top up your wallet and bet on the tips.
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