Each passing edition of the UEFA Europa Conference League has given fans several talking points. The 2023-24 season in this tournament promises to be even better thanks to the kind of teams that will be involved in this competition and with some of the interesting fixtures ahead of us.
All 32 teams involved in the tournament will have a shot at winning this title, which will give them a chance to write their name among the winners of this competition. So far, only Roma and West Ham have been able to crown themselves in this tournament, and last year's runners-up, Fiorentina, will once again be involved in the group stage. Without a doubt, their main goal will be to take the title home this time around.
It is relevant to tell you that the competition has already begun, with Lille claiming the first win of the season against Slovenian club Olimpija Ljubljana with a 2-0 score. The rest of the teams are set to kick off their performance on Thursday, with some appealing games in our hands.
Given their knowledge of this tournament, it is safe to say that Fiorentina start as favorites to win the title. The Italian club has been drawn in Group F, and their first match will see the Viola facing Belgian club Genk away from home. Another interesting clash to keep an eye on will feature Aston Villa, with Unai Emery's men trying to follow West Ham's example and go all the way in the tournament. Their first fixture will not be a walk in the park, as they will have to travel to face Legia Warszawa.
Two more teams named as favorites for this competition are Club Brugge and Besiktas. Both teams have enjoyed the perks of playing in the UEFA Champions League, but with all slots for that tournament taken, both these teams will want to show their European pedigree in their clash set to be played in Belgium. Club Brugge eliminated Osasuna to claim their spot in this tournament, while Besiktas did the same when facing Dynamo Kyiv.
With all these issues in mind, let us give you the full set of games to be played on Matchday 1 of this interesting tournament.