Soccer Betting Preview: Best European Tournaments to Wager On 2023

Soccer Betting Preview: Best European Tournaments to Wager On 2023

The German DFB Pokal, Spain’s Copa Del Rey, and England’s Carabao Cup highlight top European Soccer Tournaments finishing in 2023. The top two soccer tournament happening in Europe this year is the Europa League tourney and the Champions League Tournament. Check out more Soccer Betting info for the European Soccer Tournaments happening in 2023 that are worth wagering on.

Top 2023 European Soccer Tournaments Worth Betting

European Soccer Tournaments this Year

  • When: July, 2022 – June, 2023

DFB Pokal – Germany

The German DFB Pokal tournament happens every year. The huge 64-team tourney pits squads from the Bundesliga versus Bundesliga 2 teams.

Participants include some of the best teams in the world like RB Leipzig and Bayern Munich. The Round of 16 takes place from Jan. 31 through Feb. 8. 

Be on the lookout for matchups that include lower-level Bundesliga squads like Stuttgart versus top Bundesliga 2 teams like SC Paderborn. Consider favoring the dogs in those matchups.    

Copa del Rey – Spain

Spain’s Copa del Rey is the equivalent of Germany’s  DFB Pokal. Last season, Real Betis beat Valencia via penalties.

Round of 32 matches start this week on Jan. 3. Round of 16 matches happen in mid-Jan. the quarterfinals take place in mid-Jan, the semifinals in early Feb. and early March, and the final takes place on May 6.

Like what happens in the Bundesliga, top Segundo Division teams can upset more high-profile La Liga Primera Division squads like Valencia, Osasuna, and Mallorca. Look to score money playing against overvalued Primera Division teams versus their Segundo Division opponents.  

Carabao Cup – England

Premier League and English Football League squads participate in the EFL Cup tournament. Most soccer fans recognize the tournament as the Carabao Cup.

Under the leadership of Pep Guardiola, Man City has won 4 of the last 5 Carabao Cup titles. Liverpool won the championship for the 2019-2020 season.

No English League Championship team has participated in the Carabao Cup Finals since the Blackburn Rovers in the 1994-1995 season. The Rovers upset Manchester United in that season’s final.

The Carabao Cup ends early. The finals takes place on February 26 this year. 

UEFA Europa League

The Europea League Round of 16 happens in February this year. We’ve listed the eight teams that have qualified for the Round of 16.

  • Arsenal
  • Fenerbahçe
  • Real Betis
  • Union Saint-Gilloise
  • Real Sociedad
  • Feyenoord
  • FC Freiburg
  • Ferencvaros

Be on the lookout for Europea League Round of 16 matches. Arsenal is the chalk to win the tournament followed by Betis, Sociedad, and Freiburg. 

UEFA Champions League

The Champions League Round of 16 is set. Check out champions league matchups. 

  • RB Leipzig vs. Manchester City
  • Club Brugge vs. Benfica
  • Liverpool vs. Real Madrid
  • AC Milan vs. Tottenham Hotspur
  • Frankfurt vs. Napoli
  • Dortmund vs. Chelsea
  • Inter vs. Porto
  • Pari Saint-Germain vs. Bayern Munich 

The round of 16 starts in mid-February. Man City, Bayern, and Paris Saint-Germain are the favorites.

Real Madrid is the defending champion. El Blanco is looking for their fifteenth Champions League title.  

The quarterfinals are in April. The semifinals happen in May. This season’s Champions League Final takes place on June 10.


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