Unibet AU Europa League
The Europa League is Europe’s second tier club competition but, while the Champions League may take top billing, the action on the pitch is no less dramatic. Some of the continent’s best sides have lifted the trophy and the extended format ensures a feast of football for much of the calendar year.
Betting on and Watching Europa League Football
As with all major football games, Unibet provide hundreds of markets to consider and, for those who want to take in the live action, Unibet TV has you covered. A big competition demands focussed coverage and Unibet TV is available for the Europa League from start to finish. From the group stages, through to the knockouts and on to the final itself, comprehensive live streaming is here at your fingertips. As a Unibet customer, just make sure that you have a funded account or that you have placed a cash bet within the previous 24 hours so that you can view the feeds.
As for betting options, there’s so much more than win, lose or draw. Correct Score, Both Teams to Score, Individual goal scorers and more are available for one of our busiest competitions.
Available on Desktop or Mobile Devices
Live streaming needs to be flexible enough to provide a service across all platforms and that’s exactly what you get with Unibet.tv. Want to enjoy high quality sounds and graphics with the bigger screen experience? The best option if you are at home would be to access the stream through your static desktop.
Small can be beautiful too and there are many instances where a mobile device can step in and take over. If we’re stuck on the train or out in a quiet bar, a mobile would be more suitable and there is the additional need to be able to bet on the go.
Great Players and Unforgettable Games
The Europa League can trace its history back to 1971 when it started life as the UEFA Cup. The rebranding came along in 2009 with an extended competition which also served to replace the outdated European Cup Winners Cup. While the previous tournament took place on a straight knockout basis, the Europa League now featured group stages before the knockout rounds stepped in.
In a twist to the format, a number of teams from the Champions League who had failed to progress from their groups dropped down to the Europa League. This move helps to spice up the later rounds and it leads to more competitive action at the advanced stages.
English teams have traditionally performed strongly in the Europa League but it’s Spain’s Sevilla who are the most successful side in the history of the competition. The La Liga club dominated the tournament for a period, winning their five Europa League trophies between 2006 and 2016.
Sevilla have been involved in some dramatic games but, the best Europa League final is arguably the tie in 2001 between Liverpool and Alaves. The game resulted in a 5-4 victory for the English side so it was clearly an attacking night of football but the scoreline tells just part of the story. Liverpool looked to be in command early on and had raced into a 2-0 lead by the 16th minute.
Alaves came back into it and the sides were locked at 3-3 going into the final stages. A 72nd minute Robbie Fowler striked looked to have settled the destiny of the trophy but Jordi Cruyff levelled again for Alaves with just two minutes on the clock. The final went into extra time and the luckless Delfi Geli headed into his own net to give Liverpool the victory by virtue of the Golden Goal rule.
The incredible 2001 final proved that the Europa League can often match the Champions League in terms of thrills and drama. It may be a secondary competition but the action on the pitch is no less entertaining and, with a place in the UCL for the winners, all sides take the Europa League seriously.
To keep up with all of that action, keep it tuned to Unibet TV where our live streaming takes in the best of the Europa League. Betting on the individual games or the outright winner can enhance your viewing experience so why not head to the sportsbook and get involved.