Europa League 2022/23 group stage draw date, start time, teams and seeding pots

The UEFA kingpins are set to dip their hands in the bowls...


*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change

The Europa League may lack the glitz and the glamour of its big brother but fans of 32 clubs across the continent will soon be eagerly watching UEFA bigwigs pluck some balls from pots.

Thursday night football may not be everyone’s cup of tea but the carrot of Champions League qualification for the winners means the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United will be praying for a kind group stage draw.


All roads lead to the Puskas Arena in Budapest, Hungary for this season’s final as the race to succeed Eintracht Frankfurt as the Europa League winners heats up.

You’ll find everything you need to know about the Europa League 2022/23 group stage draw including the date, start time and seeding pots below.

When is the Europa League group stage draw?

Date: Friday, August 26, 2022
Time: 12pm IST/BST
Where: Istanbul, Turkey

Which teams have qualified for the Europa League?

Pot 1: Roma, Man Utd, Arsenal, Lazio, Braga, Red Star Belgrade, Dynamo Kyiv, Olympiacos
Pot 2: Feynoord, PSV, Rennes, Monaco, Real Sociedad, Qarabag, Malmo, Ludogorets
Pot 3: Real Betis, Midtjylland, Bodo/Glimt, Ferencvaros, Union Berlin, SC Freiburg, Fenerbahce
Pot 4: Nantes, HJK, Sturm Graz, AEK Larnaca, Omonia, Zurich, Union Saint-Gilloise, Trabzonspor

When are the Europa League group stage fixtures?

Matchday 1: Thursday, September 8, 2022
Matchday 2: Thursday, September 15, 2022
Matchday 3: Thursday, October 6, 2022
Matchday 4: Thursday, October 13, 2022
Matchday 5: Thursday, October 27, 2022
Matchday 6: Thursday, November 3, 2022

The group winners qualify to the round of 16, the runners-up face the eight teams dropping down from the Champions League for the knockout round play-offs, while the third-place sides transfer to the Europa Conference League.

Who are the favourites to win the Europa League?

Paddy’s trusty traders have priced up a betting market for the Outright Winner of the Europa League 2022/23 and you can see the latest prices for the favourites via our snazzy widgets below.

Arsenal are the favourites to win this season’s Europa League. The Gunners have bolstered Mikel Arteta’s squad over the summer as they bid to land a European trophy for the first time since 1994 and have made a cracking start to the Premier League campaign.

Arsenal Winner 2022/23

The Premier League’s other representative, Manchester United, are second in the betting as Erik ten Hag attempts to rebuild the Old Trafford club and the goal of Champions League qualification could focus efforts on the Europa League if they slip off the pace in the top-four race.

Man Utd Winner 2022/23

Roma lifted the inaugural Europa Conference League last season to book their spot in the competition and Jose Mourinho’s strengthened his squad with the additions of Paulo Dybala, Nemanja Matic and Georginio Wijnaldum.

Roma Winner 2022/23

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