The draw will take place on Friday for this season’s Europa League. This isn’t usually something that bothers us as we’re usually eating our prawn sandwiches waiting for the Champions League draw to see in which round we’ll get knocked out by Bayern Munich or Barcelona.
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However, due to last season’s abysmal league performance, we have managed to drop down into the sub-Champions League, poor sister competition, the Europa League – where Europe’s not quite elite clubs fight amongst each other to win a trophy which isn’t quite as good as the Champions League. Football has fans all over the world and they love to bet on their favourite matches. For all of the latest, early odds on the European competitions, along with the best places to bet and news about all of their apps and sites, check out Bet365, sign up for an account and claim your Bet365 bonus.
The Europa League games take place on a Thursday, which has a knock on effect into your league games, meaning they are more often than not on a Sunday. The matches are generally shown on ITV19 or Quest or other channels usually reserved for Most Haunted or Celebrity Death Match.
Anyway, the draw itself takes place on Friday 25th August at midday, and it will be streamed live on the UEFA website. The group stage games are during September and December, click here to view more information about the dates and who we play after each round.
The teams we could face are: Atalanta (ITA), Zulte Waregem (BELG), Zorya Luhansk (UKR), Konyaspor (TRKY), Vitesse (HOL), Fastav Zlin (CZR), Lugano (SWZ), Real Sociedad (SPA), Lokomotiv Moscow (RUS), Hertha Berlin (GER), FC Koln (GER), Vitoria Guimaraes (POR).
Nothing too much for us to worry about there, but I think I’d still prefer to be worrying about when we were getting knocked out by Barcelona or Bayern Munich.
All the latest news, as we get it tomorrow lunchtime.