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Europa League trophy over a podium

Formerly known as the UEFA Cup, the competition was renamed to the Europa League in 2009. The tournament is known for producing incredibly exciting matches between some of the top sides and players throughout Europe. 

Europa League betting is always worth taking part in, as the competition is known to throw up a number of intriguing odds in every game. There is no place to get involved with online betting tips than with BetGold.

History Of The UEFA Cup

The Europa League was formed under its old name, the UEFA Cup, back in the 1971/72 season. The first final was a two-legged affair between two English sides, Tottenham Hotspur and Wolverhampton Wanderers. It was the team from London who were victorious, and were the first side to lift that glorious trophy.

Top Teams To Have Won The UEFA Cup

English sides have continued to do very well in the competition ever since, which means they continue to receive favourable odds for any match they are involved in. Nine times in total a team from England have lifted the trophy, with Liverpool leading the way with three wins themselves. 

Their most recent success came in 2001, when they finished the final 5-4 winners after a dramatic match against the Spanish team Alavés. Liverpool are one of the most successful sides in European competitions, so their odds are always worth looking at for any person looking to get into online betting.

Other English sides who have seen success in the Europa League are Manchester United, Chelsea and Ipswich Town. While Ipswich are no longer a top side, they had Bobby Robson as their manager back in 1981, who held them to win the trophy. Robson went on to manage England, Barcelona, PSV Eindhoven and Newcastle, and was widely regarded as one of the best English managers of the last 30 years.

Most Successful Football Teams In The Europa League

The most successful nation in Europa League history are Spain, who have between them won the tournament a very impressive 11 times. The most successful side in Spain have been Sevilla, who won a staggering three consecutive Europa League’s between 2014 and 2016. They always receive great odds when they are in the competition, so are always worth monitoring.

The most recent final was another all English affair, between two sides from London, Chelsea and Arsenal. The odds were fairly split before kick off, but it was the side in Blue who managed to overcome their rivals in a thrilling 4-2 victory. 

For fans of online betting the tournament this year is wide open, with a number of top teams to choose from. Will it be one of the odds on favourites, like Manchester United, Bayer Leverkusen, Inter Milan or Sevilla? Or will one of the dark horses, like Rangers, Getafe or Basel cause an upset? Whatever happens, it will be incredibly exciting to watch.

Europa League Betting Tips By BetGold

BetGold gives their customers the chance to get involved with online betting, as we offer some top betting tips on the greatest Europa League games. And the fun doesn’t stop there, as BetGold also offers betting bonuses on all other European competitions too.

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