The final matches of the Europa League group stage were played last night, and it’s now settled which teams will advance to the round of 32. The 24 best teams from the group stage will be joined by the eight third-placed teams from the Champions League group stage. The draw for the round of 32 will take place on Monday 17 December, and the round of 32 is scheduled to start on 14 February.
In Europa League, the top two teams from all groups will move on to the round of 32. The winners from each group will enter as seeded teams in the draw, along with the four best third-placed teams from the Champions League groups. The second placed teams and the four other third-placed teams from Champions League’s group stage will be entered unseeded to the draw.
These are all the 32 teams that will participate in the next round of Europa League:
Seeded teams: Arsenal, Benfica (CL), Betis, Chelsea, Dinamo Zagreb, Dynamo Kyiv, Frankfurt, Genk, Internazionale Milano (CL), Leverkusen, Napoli (CL), Salzburg, Sevilla, Valencia (CL), Villarreal, Zenit
Unseeded teams: BATE Borisov, Celtic, Club Brugge (CL), Fenerbahçe, Galatasaray (CL), Krasnodar, Lazio, Malmö, Olympiacos, Rapid Wien, Rennes, Slavia Praha, Sporting CP, Shakhtar Donetsk (CL), Viktoria Plzeň (CL), Zürich
Winner odds for Europa League 2018/19
Bethard has presented their early winner odds for Europa League 2018/19. Favourites to win the league, before the Round of 32 draw has been settled, are Chelsea to the odds of 4/1. Another Premier League team holds the second place as well, Arsenal to the odds of 6/1. The odds are most likely to change after the draw, but both the top to teams are seeded and will face easier competition in the upcoming round. These are the top 10 teams to win the Europa League 2018/19, according to Bethard’s odds:
Odds from Bethard 14/12 2018