Europa League, live! How to watch, schedule, odds, predictions

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The Europa League group stage is here, as the competition has been revamped for the 2021-22 season and there are mouthwatering ties galore.

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After the creation of the Europa Conference League (a third-tier competition which sits underneath the Champions League and Europa League) there are now 32 teams in the Europa League group stage instead of 48.

That means that the quality is even more concentrated and some huge clubs are in the Europa League group stage this season, including Galatasaray, Lazio, Lyon, Monaco, Napoli, Fenerbahce, Olympiacos, Rangers, Celtic and Bayer Leverkusen, to name just a few of the leading contenders.

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Premier League clubs Leicester City and West Ham United qualified for the group stage of the Europa League, as both Brendan Rodgers and David Moyes have their sights set on a deep run in the competition.

Below you will find everything you need to know about the Europa League for the 2021-22 season.

Latest Europa League news

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How to watch, stream Europa League

Date: Week 1 – Thursday, September 16
How to watch: CBS Sports
Live updates: UEL here at NBCSports.com

Europa League schedule, Week 1

Thu Sep 16 3:00 PM ET
Antwerp vs Olympiakos
Stadio Georgios Karaiskaki

Thu Sep 16 12:45 PM ET
Bayer Leverkusen vs Ferencvaros
BayArena

Thu Sep 16 3:00 PM ET
Brondby vs Sparta Praha
Brondby Stadion

Thu Sep 16 12:45 PM ET
Celtic vs Real Betis
Benito Villamarín

Thu Sep 16 12:45 PM ET
Crvena Zvezda vs Sporting Braga
Stadion Rajko Mitic

Thu Sep 16 12:45 PM ET
Dinamo Zagreb vs West Ham United
Stadion Maksimir

Thu Sep 16 3:00 PM ET
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Fenerbahce
Deutsche Bank Park

Thu Sep 16 3:00 PM ET
Fenerbahce vs Eintracht Frankfurt
Deutsche Bank Park

Thu Sep 16 12:45 PM ET
Ferencvaros vs Bayer Leverkusen
BayArena

Thu Sep 16 12:45 PM ET
Galatasaray vs Lazio
Turk Telekom Stadyumu

Thu Sep 16 12:45 PM ET
Genk vs Rapid Wien
Allianz Stadion

Thu Sep 16 12:45 PM ET
Lazio vs Galatasaray
Turk Telekom Stadyumu

Wed Sep 15 10:30 AM ET
Legia Warszawa 1-0 Spartak Moskva
Otkrytiye Arena

Thu Sep 16 3:00 PM ET
Leicester City vs Napoli
King Power Stadium

Thu Sep 16 12:45 PM ET
Lokomotiv Moskva vs Olympique Marseille
RZD Arena

Thu Sep 16 12:45 PM ET
Ludogorets vs Midtjylland
MCH Arena

Thu Sep 16 12:45 PM ET
Midtjylland vs Ludogorets
MCH Arena

Thu Sep 16 3:00 PM ET
Monaco vs Sturm Graz
Stade Louis II

Thu Sep 16 3:00 PM ET
Napoli vs Leicester City
King Power Stadium

Thu Sep 16 3:00 PM ET
Olympiakos Piraeus vs Antwerp
Stadio Georgios Karaiskaki

Thu Sep 16 3:00 PM ET
Olympique Lyonnais vs Rangers
Ibrox Stadium

Thu Sep 16 12:45 PM ET
Olympique Marseille vs Lokomotiv Moskva
RZD Arena

Thu Sep 16 3:00 PM ET
PSV vs Real Sociedad
Philips Stadion

Thu Sep 16 3:00 PM ET
Rangers vs Olympique Lyonnais
Ibrox Stadium

Thu Sep 16 12:45 PM ET
Rapid Wien vs Genk
Allianz Stadion

Thu Sep 16 Thu. 16
Real Betis vs Celtic
Benito Villamarín

Thu Sep 16 3:00 PM ET
Real Sociedad vs PSV
Philips Stadion

Wed Sep 15 10:30 AM ET
Spartak Moskva vs Legia Warszawa
Otkrytiye Arena

Thu Sep 16 3:00 PM ET
Sparta Praha vs Brondby
Brondby Stadion

Thu Sep 16 12:45 PM ET
Sporting Braga vs Crvena Zvezda
Stadion Rajko Mitic

Thu Sep 16 3:00 PM ET
Sturm Graz vs Monaco
Stade Louis II

Thu Sep 16 12:45 PM ET
West Ham United vs Dinamo Zagreb
Stadion Maksimir

Odds (full odds provided by our partner, PointsBet)

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Predictions

Dinamo Zagreb 1-2 West Ham
Leicester City 2-2 Napoli
Rapid Vienna 1-2 Genk
Bayer Leverkusen 3-1 Ferencvaros
Midtjylland 3-0 Ludogorets
Real Betis 2-1 Celtic
Lokomotiv Moscow 1-2 Marseille
Galatasaray 1-1 Lazio
Red Star Belgrade 2-1 Braga
PSV Eindhoven 1-2 Real Sociedad
Olympiacos 2-0 Royal Antwerp
Eintracht Frankfurt 1-1 Fenerbahce
Brondby 2-1 Sparta Prague
Rangers 1-2 Lyon
Monaco 3-1 Sturm Graz

Europa League, live! How to watch, schedule, odds, predictions originally appeared on NBCSports.com