Footballant expert Europa League key match prediction and recommendation: Juventus vs Sevilla
The most eye-catching match in the Europa League tonight is the Italian Serie A powerhouse Juventus hosting the Spanish La Liga team Sevilla, who have the title of “Europa King”. Both teams have only one championship to fight for this season, so they will definitely go all out.
Juventus beat their rivals Atalanta 1:0 away in the league last weekend, not only regaining second place in the standings, but also widening the gap with fifth-placed AC Milan to 5 points. With four rounds left in the league, they have a very good chance of entering the top four. However, Juventus naturally still hope to win the Europa League, after all, this way they can enter the group stage of next season’s Champions League as a seeded team.
Juventus rotated a lot of main players in the match against Atalanta last round. Pogba and Vlahovic came on as substitutes in the 65th minute, while Kiesa and Kostic only played for more than 10 minutes. Vlahovic scored a goal in stoppage time, and his assist was Kiesa. The main players are in very good shape. At present, Juventus’ injury situation has improved a lot. Only right-back De Sciglio and substitute forward George are injured and cannot play in this match. And midfielder Cuadrado is also unable to play due to suspension.
Juventus performed well in the Europa League, eliminating Portuguese sports 2:1 on aggregate in the quarter-finals and advancing to the semi-finals. Their opponent in the semi-finals is Sevilla, a La Liga team that is known as the Europa King and has won the competition three times in a row. Strong.
From a historical confrontation point of view, Juventus has an advantage. They have only lost once in their past five meetings with Sevilla, winning three times. From the data released, this game also supports Juventus to take the lead at home. Juventus are in good form recently, having remained unbeaten in three consecutive league games and winning a long-lost winning streak. Vlahovic and Ilin are in good shape, Di Maria and Pogba connect to make Juventus midfield seem easy. Rugani and Danilo’s back line also performed strongly.
Sevilla is a regular visitor to the Europa League and also the most successful team in the competition, having won it six times, three of which were consecutive. This Spanish team has shown great strength and toughness on the European stage, not afraid of any opponent. However, Sevilla encountered a lot of difficulties this season. They performed poorly in the league. After 33 rounds of league matches, they only achieved 12 wins, 8 draws and 13 losses. They are currently ranked 11th in the league. Although there is no pressure to relegate, they are also unlikely to squeeze into the European zone. Therefore, Sevilla want to qualify for next season’s Champions League, they must win the Europa League.
Sevilla performed well in the Europa League, eliminating Manchester United 5:2 on aggregate in the quarter-finals and advancing to the semi-finals. Their opponent in the semi-finals is Juventus, an Italian powerhouse who suffered a penalty deduction in the league but sang all the way in the Europa League, eliminating Portuguese sports 2:1 on aggregate in the quarter-finals and advancing. Juventus have a strong lineup and home advantage, and have only lost once in their past five meetings with Sevilla. Sevilla want to advance to the final, they must get a good result away.
Sevilla are in good form recently, winning five and losing one in their last six official matches. They have excellent performances at both ends of the attack and defense. En-Nesyri, Ocampos, Lamela and other players have scoring ability, Bade, Kounde, Cariso and other players also have solid defensive ability. However, it should be noted that Sevilla’s injury situation is very serious at present. Centre-backs Nionzou and Marcao, right-back Navas, defensive midfielder Gueye, midfielder Juan-Jordan, winger Tactito and Suso are all injured and unable to play in this match. This is a huge blow for Sevilla, who will have to adjust their lineup and tactics.
The two teams have met four times on the European stage in recent times, with Juventus winning two, drawing one and losing one, scoring five goals and conceding two, slightly having the upper hand. And they are unbeaten at home with one win and one draw.
The initial odds for the European handicap opened at 1.8 3.5 4.5, and after receiving bets they adjusted to 1.75 3.5 5.0, with the home win down and the away win up. The odds change is normal.
From an overall strength point of view, Juventus are undoubtedly better than Sevilla, and they also have home advantage in this game. For both teams, the Europa League championship is the last honor of this season, and they will surely strive to win. In this game Juventus vs Sevilla, I fancy Juventus to win at home.