The 2020/2021 Europa League is in full gear as the 32 teams have been drawn into their groups and will begin play to determine European soccer's second most important club championship. The little brother of the Champions League, the Europa League provides some good games, sometimes a lot closer than the Champions League.
Villarreal Club de Fútbol won it last year, defeating Manchester United, both teams are in the Champions League this season leaving the cup wide open for a new winner.
Three of the best matches to make picks on in matchday one are Galatasaray vs Lazio, Leicester City vs Napoli, and Real Betis vs Celtic. Here are our top picks for these three Europa League match ups!
Galatasaray vs Lazio
Galatasaray (+240) is always tough at home, but Lazio (+105) have defeated the Turkish super club once before. Look for the match to be decided on who makes the first mistake. Lazio could score an "upset" in this one.
Leicester City vs Napoli
At home Leicester City (+135) will be a tough match for Napoli (+195), Leicester City lost to Manchester City on the weekend, while Napoli are on a high after defeating Juventus at home. Look for the Foxes to take this one, not by many goals, so bet on an under of 2.5 if you can.
Real Betis vs Celtic
On paper Real Betis (-155) should beat Celtic, but the Scottish giants could pose a difficult challenge. Celtic (+400) have lost 2 of their 5 Scottish league matches this season, including a 1-0 loss to Rangers in the old firm derby. Betis are in their typical mid table form, look for the Spanish team to get a win in this match.
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