Sevilla vs Slavia Prague Betting Tip
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Sevilla vs Slavia Prague | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
The Spanish side comes into this matchup as a massive favorite. Europa League is their competition, and they proved that throughout the years, winning the trophy five times in the last 15 years. But the Czech side comes flying after superb performances in this edition so far. The demolition of Genk in the previous round gives them the right to be optimistic, despite having such a big name opposite to them.
The Sevilliastas were beaten in the last round of La Liga. Huesca was better and won 2:1. Regarding the Europa League, the Spaniards eliminated Lazio, with an aggregate score of 3-0 in their favor. Slavia swept Genk in Belgium with 1-4 and advanced to this stage. The first match in Prague ended without goals.
Pablo Machin’s team is showing two faces when playing in La Liga and Europa League. While struggling to post a decent result in the domestic championship, they are playing confidently on the European stage. The fact that they have five winless games in a row in the La Liga, and that they slowly lose chances of reaching the fourth place, means that Sevilla’s focus is going to shift to Europa League. Another trophy here would reserve them the Champions League spot. In each of the five last games at Pizjuan, Sevilla scored at least two goals, and in three of them, kept their net intact. The performances in the Europa League here are even more convincing. Only one allowed goal in five events, and 19 scored tells a lot about their mentality in front of their own fans. A win against Lazio, 2-0, was the only one in which the margin wasn’t three goals.
The Czech team really surprised everyone with a fantastic performance at Luminus Arena in Genk. Four scored goals in that contest is something nobody expected, mostly because this team plays low-scoring affairs. In fact, it was the first Europa League game Slavia played, which didn’t end with under 2.5 scores after 90 minutes. They relly upon tough defense, and set pieces, which we need to say, they perfected. Slavia is confident in the domestic championship where they sit at the top of the standings. Four of the latest five meetings this team participated in ended without both side scoring.
Latest Team News
After a long time, Maxime Gonalons is ready to play, but we can hardly believe to see him in the starting lineup on Thursday. Joris Gnagnon is also recovered from his thigh injury. Sergio Escudero will probably miss this contest, while Daniel Carrico’s situation is unclear. AS for the guests, the majority of players who faced Genk is ready to play. Jan Sykora, Alvir, and Mesanovic are questionable, while Hromada and Tecl are long gone.
Some eleven and a half years ago, these two sides met in the Champions League group stage. On both occasions, Sevilla had no mercy and demolished their rivals. The game at Pizjuan finished with 4:2 in their favor, while the second leg in Prague saw an even more convincing win of the Spaniards, 0:3.
Odds and Predictions
The absolute favorites as we said are the hosts, and their victory stands at 1.33. A draw is 4.75, while Slavia to win is 9.50.
Sevilla vs Slavia Prague | Top Betting Tip: Sevilla (2-0)
Unlike in the previous EL matches at Pizjuan, this one won’t see many goals. The guests are coming here to defend with if needed with all 10 players in the field. They are aware that Sevilla has a ruthless attack, especially at home, and leaving any space in the back line would be a catastrophic mistake. So, a moderate number of goals is our advice when talking about efficiency. As for the final outcome, Sevilla’s win shouldn’t be questioned at all. We do respect the guests and all their previous results, but much tougher teams couldn’t endure the pressure of the hosts at this stadium. Because of that, we would go with the next prediction, Sevilla – Slavia Prague 2:0.