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

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Sevilla to win 2-0 against Juventus- 10/1!


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Sevilla vs Juventus

May 18, 2023

8:00 pm GMT+1

Sevilla vs Juventus match preview

The kings of the Europa League are at it again, so will Sevilla reach yet another final?

In last Thursday’s first leg at Allianz Stadium, los Nervionenses were undoubtably the better team, and took the lead mid-way through the first half.

Lucas Ocampos putting it on a plate for Youssef En-Nesyri to roll home the opener.

That’s how it remained until, with the very last kick of the game, Juventus managed to salvage an equaliser.

In the 97th minute no less, Danilo headed a corner goal-wards, Paul Pogba knocked it across and, from mere picometers out, Federico Gatti turned the ball home.

This sparked wild celebrations in Turin but, with the game finishing 1-1, it’s Sevilla who are in the box-seat to reach the final at Puskás Aréna in just 13 days time.

Sevilla’s record in this competition is remarkable, chasing a seventh title, all coming since 2006.

In this time, they’ve only entered the Europa League 11 times, never failing to lift the trophy when reaching the quarter-finals.

Since José Luis Mendilibar’s appointment as manager in late-March, los Hispalenses have won six of eight La Liga matches, and come from 2-0 down to smash Manchester United 5-2 in the previous round.

Given that Sevilla have won their last five Europa League home games, also ousting PSV and Fenerbahçe earlier this year, most would expect them to finish the job now.

Juventus though have pedigree in this competition too, winning it in 1977, 1990 and 1993.

Overall, la Vecchia Signora have won 11 continental and intercontinental trophies, although the most-recent of those came 27 years ago, beaten in five Champions League Finals subsequently.

So far in the Europa League, Massimiliano Allegri’s men have seen off Nantes, Freiburg and Sporting CP, winning away in both France and Germany.

In Serie A meantime, I Bianconeri are second, winning three on the spin, but will get a final verdict on their potential points penalty on Monday.

Before then, if Juve are going to maintain their interest in the Europa League, they’re going to have to cause an upset on the road.

Sevilla are unbeaten in 34 Europa League home games against non-Spanish opposition, dating back to 2011, when they were ousted by eventual-winners Porto.

Thus, those inside Estadio Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán are likely to roar their team onto yet another final.

Sevilla team news

José Luis Mendilibar made eight changes for Sunday trip to Valladolid, but his team still managed to win 3-0.

Youssef En-Nesyri will return up front; his opener in the first leg took his tally to 18 for the season, 16 of which have come since New Year’s Day.

With Tanguy Nianzou and Marcão injured, Nemanja Gudelj will continue to fill-in at centre-back.

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.

Neither Tecatito Corona, who scored off the bench at the weekend, nor Pape Gueye can feature as they weren’t included in the UEFA squad.

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

Juventus team news

The headline news coming out of Turin concerns Paul Pogba, who started for the first time since 19 April 2022 against Cremonese on Sunday, but was substituted after less than 20 minutes.

Having played just 161 minutes this season, his campaign is over, certainly hoping for better next time round.

Club captain Leonardo Bonucci is also out, having sustained an injury during the first leg, so scorer Federico Gatti will come in.

Massimiliano Allegri made seven changes for that win over strugglers Cremonese, but key players including Wojciech Szczęsny, Filip Kostić, Manuel Locatelli and Dušan Vlahović will all return.

In attack, Ángel Di María scored a hat-trick away to Nantes in the first knockout round, and will be key to their hopes of a victory in Seville.

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

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