Sevilla are out defending their Europa League title as they get ready for the return leg against Standard Liege. Considering the first leg ended in a 0-0 draw, which put Sevilla with five points out of three matches, tomorrow’s game is of high importance should the title holders finally push for a qualification.
Sevilla were on the brink of history before the previous La Liga fixture which they lost against Bilbao; after Barca’s loss against Celta they could have been the leaders at least for a while, but not only it wasn’t mean to be, now Sevilla is out of the Champions League zone. With the same number of points as Barcelona, but with a far more inferior goal difference, Sevilla are now left to hope they can at least qualify for Europa League.
After the draw against Sevilla, Standard Liege went on a spree of not conceding in three matches. Should this trend continue tomorrow, expect a hard fought match that could be decided in the last seconds. Jonathan Viera could start against his former team, and the least you could expect from this matches is at least a goal from each side. Standard Liege are currently on the 6th place in Belgium, six points behind Anderlecht, and Camargo is their main goalscorer with 5 goals so far.
Statistics point to goals again, as in eleven out of the last 17 European matches where Sevilla played there were at least two goals scored, and Unibet gives you 1.55 odds for the over 2.5 goals per match betting market. An outright Sevilla win has 1.28 odds, Standard Liege has 11.50 odds to win and both teams to score has 2.00 odds. Bacca is not going through a very good phase, yet still the bookmaker gave him 1.86 odds to score anytime. Deulofeu is not getting any playing time either, and Unibet still gives him 2.55 odds to score. Sevilla with a -2 handicap has 2.48 odds, Standard with a +2 one has 1.51 odds and we’re betting 7 units on Sevilla to score over 2.5 goals at 2.14 odds by Unibet.
Sevilla: Team’s Formation
Standard Liege: Team’s Formation
End prediction for the match:
Sevilla to score over 2.5 goals