Liverpool Favored to Take UEFA Europa League Title

Founded in 1971 as the UEFA Cup, it was rebranded in 2009 as the UEFA Europa League. Specifically, this is a second-tier competition that serves as a complement to the UEFA Champions League. However, it rates above the UEFA Europa Conference League. At the onset, the UEFA Cup replaced the Inter-Cities Fairs Up, which was founded in 1955. The soccer betting odds current season runs through May 22, 2024. The Knockout Round Playoffs are set to begin on February 15, 2024. Accordingly, there are 16 teams scheduled for eight first-leg matches. The Second matches are scheduled for February 22.

Odds to win 2023-24 UEFA Europa League Championship

Bayer Leverkusen+600
AC Milan+800
AS Roma+1600
Brighton & Hove Albion+1800
West Ham United+200
Sporting Lisbon+2800
All Other Clubs+3000 or Higher

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The Round of 16

The winners of the Knockout Round Playoffs will advance to join the eight Group winners in the Round of 16. In turn, sportsbook action for the Round of 16 begins on March 7, 2024. Next, the second leg matches on March 14, 2024. The draw will be held on February 23, 2024.

Namely, Liverpool is an understandable favorite after posting four wins with two losses in Group E and an impressive goal differential of +10. Also, Liverpool is a name brand from the English Premier League, and that is factored into its price.

Most important of all, Liverpool has one of the game’s great superstars, Mohamed Salah. Salah is tied with Diogo Jota with three goals each in the UEFA Europa League competition. Salah has 171 career goals for Liverpool since joining the EPL club in 2017. Also, Salah is known as a Soccer lines star for the national team of Egypt, where he made his name on the World Cup stage. Sala has a litany of individual honors and is one of the most recognizable stars in the sport.

Diogo Jota is a worldwide sensation in his own right. Correlate that Jota has been a star for Liverpool since joining the club in 2020. He has 36 goals in his career with Liverpool. On the international stage, he has 12 career goals for Portugal.

Certainly, few managers in soccer command the respect and presence of Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp. Klopp took over Liverpool in 2015 after serving as manager of Borussia Dortmund in the German Bundesliga. There, he won two league titles.

In 2020, Klopp led Liverpool to a dream season that ended with the Premier League title. That was a year after Liverpool won the UEFA Champions League under Klopp’s leadership. Naturally, for Liverpool fans, it was never greater than that one year of glory.

In sum, Jürgen Klopp was named German Football Manager of the Year three times. And he is a two-time Premier League Manager of the Season. Last week, Klopp announced he will leave Liverpool at the end of the season. Thus, there will be a strong effort to send him out on top.

Late on, there has been tremendous parity in the UEFA Europa League. Sevilla was the 2022-23 champion, with Eintracht Frankfurt taking the 2022 championship. Next, Villareal was the 2021 winner, with Sevilla taking the crown in 2020. Sevilla has been the most successful club in recent history, with four titles since 2015.