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Europa Conference League

Villa drawn against AZ, Aberdeen to face Eintracht Frankfurt

Updated on September 1, 2023
Written by Christopher
Villa drawn against AZ, Aberdeen to face Eintracht Frankfurt
  • Villa to face last season’s semi-finalists
  • Tough draw for Aberdeen
  • Villa early favourites

In the Europa Conference League, Aston Villa have been drawn alongside AZ Alkmaar, who lost to eventual winners West Ham United in last season’s semi-final, Legia Warsaw and HSK Zrinjski Mostar in Group E.

Aberdeen will face Germany’s Eintracht Frankfurt, who beat Rangers to win the 2022 Europa League final, Greece’s PAOK and Finnish champions HJK Helsinki.

Betting Implications

Punters need to study the groups and assess how teams begin the season. At the time of writing Villa, who won an all British tie against Hibernian to qualify for the group stages, are the bookmakers’ favourite to win. They are currently 5/1 with bet365.

Conference League Groups

Group A: Lille, Slovan Bratislava, Olimpija Ljubljana, KI Klaksvik

Group B: Gent, Maccabi Tel Aviv, Zorya Luhansk, Breidablik

Group C: Dinamo Zagreb, Viktoria Plzen, Astana, Ballkani

Group D: Club Brugge, Bodo/Glimt, Besiktas, Lugano

Group E: AZ Alkmaar, ASTON VILLA, Legia Warsaw, Mostar Zrinjski

Group F: Ferencvaros, Fiorentina, Genk, Cukaricki

Group G: Frankfurt, PAOK, HJK Helsinki, ABERDEEN

Group H: Fenerbahce, Ludogorets Razgrad, Spartak Trnava, Nordsjaelland

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Chris is a former athlete and a qualified PE teacher. He is a keen football fan, watching many matches at different levels throughout the season, and enjoys following many different sports. With betting and sports sites, he has a keen eye for detail and can to highlight positives and negatives for users. His experience in sport as a performer, teacher, writer and fan allows him to see things from many different perspectives.

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