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Juventus vs Sevilla betting tips: Europa League semi-final first leg preview, predictions, team news and odds

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Juventus vs Sevilla

May 11, 2023

8:00 pm GMT+1

Juventus vs Sevilla match preview

Will the three-times winners or the record six-times winners of this competition be featuring at Puskás Aréna on 31 May for this season’s final?

Since 2005/06, this is just the 11th time Sevilla have only entered the Europa League, but they’ve gone onto win it on six occasions, never failing to do so when getting to the quarter-finals.

This time round, los Nervionenses have dumped out PSV Eindhoven and Fenerbahçe, before a famous comeback victory over Manchester United.

José Luis Mendilibar’s men were 2-0 down at Old Trafford, but scored twice late on to salvage a draw, before a trumping 3-0 home victory a week later, in which Youssef En-Nesyri scored twice.

Mendilibar is Sevilla’s third manager of the season but, since his arrival, they’ve won six of nine games, moving away from the La Liga relegation zone and back into the top seven conversation.

Nevertheless, los Hispalenses’ best hope of being in Europe again next season is by winning this trophy and, given their recent history, only a brave individual would back against them doing just that yet again.

Juventus meantime won this competition in 1977, 1990 and 1993, but haven’t landed any continental silverware since defeating Ajax in the Champions League Final 27 years ago.

Since dropping out of this season’s Champions League, la Vecchia Signora have ousted Nantes, Freiburg and Sporting CP, winning the first leg 1-0 at home in the previous two rounds.

Meanwhile, Massimiliano Allegri’s men are looking good for a top four finish in Serie A, assuming they don’t have 15 points taken away again, sat second, following Sunday’s impressive victory over Atalanta.

Nevertheless, following a first trophyless season since 2011 last time round, I Bianconeri are craving success in this competition.

Sevillistas have happy memories of Allianz Stadium, beating Benfica on penalties there in the Europa League Final of 2014.

Will the record-winners take a big step towards this year’s final, or can Juventus make home advantage count in Turin?

Juventus team news

Dušan Vlahović has scored against Lecce and Atalanta in the last week, ending a sequence of 11 Serie A appearances without a goal, so will join Federico Chiesa and Ángel Di María in attack

Di María himself has been on fire in the Europa League, bagging a hat-trick in Nantes as well as the winner at home to Freiburg.

English teenager Samuel Iling-Junior opened the scoring in Bergamo on Sunday, but Filip Kostić will return at left-wing-back here.

Paul Pogba came on for 25 minutes at the weekend, taking his season tally to 117 minutes across eight cameos.

Predicted XI (3-4-3): Szczęsny; Danilo, Bremer, Alex Sandro; Cuadrado, Rabiot, Locatelli, Kostić; Chiesa, Di María, Vlahović.

Sevilla team news

Centre-backs Tanguy Nianzou and Marcão, midfielder Joan Jordán and wingers Tecatito Corona and Suso are all out injured.

José Luis Mendilibar has been chopping and changing his goalkeeper, so it’ll be interesting to see if he goes with Yassine Bounou or Marko Dmitrović.

From their last game, a 3-2 win over Espanyol a week ago, Loïc Badé, Marcos Acuña, Lucas Ocampos and Youssef En-Nesyri will all return to the XI.

15 of En-Nesyri’s 17 goals this season have come in 2023, on top of the two he scored for Morocco in Qatar.

Club captain Jesús Navas is seeking his fourth Europa League title with the club, having featured in the final wins of 2006, 2007 and 2020.

Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Bounou; Navas, Badé, Rekik, Acuña; Fernando, Gudelj, Ocampos, Rakitić, Lamela; En-Nesyri.

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