The UEFA Europa League enters its Knockout Phase in the next two weeks, so what better time than now to see how the 32 clubs left got here, talk about some Future and individual Game odds, and make a couple of picks.
<p style="text-align:center"><iframe allowfullscreen frameborder="0" height="330" src="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/video/embed/?videoId=25203" width="560"></iframe></p> <p><strong>How’d They Get Here?</strong><br /> In the <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/more-sports/soccer-bettors-guide-understanding-uefa-europa-league-all-questions-you-were-afraid-ask/54113/" target="_blank" title="Click Here to Learn More About the UEFA Europa League">‘What is the UEFA Europa League All About?’</a> piece here at Sportsbook Review, we provided an in-depth look at this tournament and who gets to play. The specific Qualification process all leads up to this coming Knockout Stage—the phase in this UEFA Europa League which begins on Thursday, Feb. 19 when play resumes next week—can be confusing but the 32 teams now left playing are the aforementioned 12 winners and the 12 runners-up from the Group Stage (just like the <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/more-sports/early-look-top-champions-league-r16-bets/53622/" target="_blank" title="Early Look at Top Champions League R16 Bets ">Champions League</a>) along with 8 Third-Place teams from the UEFA Champions League Group Stage—Olympiacos, Liverpool, Zenit St. Petersburg, Anderlecht, AS Roma, Ajax, Sporting Lisbon and Athletic Bilbao (Athletic Club). So, in the Group Stage, the UEFA Europa League is basically pared down from 48 teams to its present 32—the 12 First Place Group winners and the 12 Runners-Up along with those aforementioned 8 Third-Place teams from the Champions League Group Stage. The Knockout Phase ends up being a wonderful mix of survivors and teams who are mad after being bounced from the big tournament.</p> <p style="text-align:center"><em><a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/soccer/" target="_blank" title="Live Soccer Odds"><span style="color:#FF0000">Click Here to Shop for the Best Soccer Odds on Offer</span></a></em></p> <p><strong>The Knockout Phase (Round of 32) </strong><br /> The 32 teams still alive in the UEFA Europa League and their opponents in this Knockout Phase (Round of 32) are: BSC Young Boys-Everton; Torino-Athletic Bilbao; Sevilla-Borussia Mönchengladbach; VfL Wolfsburg-Sporting Lisbon; Ajax-Legia Warsaw; Aalborg BK-Club Brugge; Anderlecht-Dynamo Moscow; Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk-Olympiacos; Trabzonspor-Napoli; Guingamp-Dynamo Kyiv; Villarreal-Red Bull Salzburg; AS Roma-Feyenoord; PSV Eindhoven-Zenit. St. Petersburg; Liverpool-Besiktas JK; Tottenham Hotspur-Fiorentina; and, Celtic-Internazionale (Inter Milan).</p> <p><br /> <strong>Europa League Futures Odds (Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook)</strong><br /> <strong>AS Roma</strong> 8/1<br /> <strong>Napoli</strong> 10/1 <br /> <strong>Liverpool </strong>10/1<br /> <strong>Inter Milan</strong> 12/1<br /> <strong>Everton</strong> 12/1<br /> <strong>Tottenham Hotspur </strong>14/1<br /> <strong>Sevilla</strong> 14/1<br /> <strong>Zenit. St. Petersburg</strong> 16/1<br /> <strong>Villarreal</strong> 16/1<br /> <strong>Fiorentina</strong> 20/1<br /> <strong>VfL Wolfsburg</strong> 20/1<br /> <strong>Borussia Mönchengladbach </strong>25/1<br /> <strong>Athletic Bilbao</strong> 25/1<br /> <strong>Olympiacos</strong> 25/1<br /> <strong>Sporting Lisbon</strong> 25/1<br /> <strong>FC Red Bull Salzburg</strong> 25/1<br /> <strong>Besiktas</strong> 25/1<br /> <strong>Ajax</strong> 25/1<br /> <strong>Dynamo Moscow</strong> 30/1<br /> <strong>Field</strong> 20/1<br /> <strong>Field Includes:</strong> Aalborg BK, Anderlecht, BSC Young Boys, Club Brugge, Celtic, Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, Dynamo Kyiv, Feyenoord, Guingamp, Legia Warsaw, PSV Eindhoven, Torino and Trabzonspor.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Europa League Knockout Stage Leg 1 Match Odds (Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook)</strong><br /> <strong>Thursday, February 19, 2015 </strong><br /> Aalborg BK +200, Club Brugge +145 Draw +220<br /> AS Roma -225, Feyenoord +625, Draw +350<br /> BSC Young Boys +280, Everton +105, Draw +230<br /> Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk +190, Olympiacos +150, Draw +225<br /> Torino +150, Athletic Bilbao +185, Draw 230<br /> Trabzonspor +250, Napoli +105, Draw +260<br /> VfL Wolfsburg -145, Sporting Lisbon +410, Draw +280 <br /> Villarreal -160, Red Bull Salzburg +450, Draw +290<br /> Ajax -135, Legia Warsaw +400, Draw +260<br /> Anderlecht +170, Dynamo Moscow +165, Draw +230<br /> Celtic +190, Inter Milan +145, Draw +235<br /> Guingamp +160, Dynamo Kyiv +180, Draw +220<br /> Liverpool -175, Besiktas +510, Draw +300<br /> PSV Eindhoven +150, Zenit. St. Petersburg +185, Draw +230<br /> Sevilla -120, Borussia Mönchengladbach +325, Draw +270<br /> Tottenham Hotspur +110, Fiorentina +265, Draw +230<br /> Notes: Home teams first; Return Leg 2s will be played on Thursday, Feb. 26.</p> <p><br /> <strong>Conclusion</strong><br /> Trying to make some money on the UEFA Europa League’s Knockout Stage would probably be a bit easier than trying to scratch out some winners of the UEFA Champion League same phase of its tournament, which just has 16 teams left and some rathering unappealing matchups for such a late point in this renowned European tourney. Three of the last five winners in this tournament have come from Spain’s powerful La Liga, with aforementioned Sevilla having won it once and <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/more-sports/atletico-madrid-vs-real-madrid-soccer-picks-spain-s-best-meet-la-liga-s-biggest-weekend-fixture/53989/" target="_blank" title="Altetico Madrid vs. Real Madrid Soccer Pick">upstart Atlético Madrid having won it twice</a> (2009/10, 2011/12) in that five-year span, so, backing Sevilla (16/1, Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook) and the two other members of this muscular league—Villarreal (16/1) and maybe even Athletic Bilbao (25/1)— with your <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/more-sports/" target="_blank" title="Find More Soccer Action in Our Free Soccer Picks Page">soccer picks</a> seem like a wise idea from this distance. This tournament has had a certain pattern over the last several years and if it holds true, at least one of these teams should at least be in the UEFA Europa League final will be held on Wednesday, May 27 at National Stadium in Warsaw, Poland (ITV (UK), 20:45 CET/2:45 p.m. ET/11:45 a.m. PT).</p> <p><strong>UEFA Europa League Game Pick:</strong> Villarreal -160 (Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook)</p> <p><strong>UEFA Europa League Futures Picks: </strong> Sevilla 14/1, Villarreal 16/1 (Westgate)</p>