Why Are Sevilla Favourites to Beat Roma?

In addition Getafe v Inter, we have another Spain v Italy clash in the Europa League in form of Sevilla v Roma, with the two teams battling it out in a one-off clash at the MSV-Arena for the chance to compete in the quarter finals.

In recent years, Sevilla have been more commonly associated with the Champions League and they look like returning to that competition next season as they’re stationed in fourth place, although they would dearly love to win a trophy which has been claimed in the past.

Indeed, Unai Emery steered the Spanish side to a consecutive hat-trick in this competition between 2014-2016, with Sevilla trading as the 2.40 favourites to win this contest on neutral ground.

At the time of writing, the team are enjoying an incredible fifteen-match unbeaten run, with Munir El Haddadi scoring plenty of recent goals and they will be popular based on their recent record.

Roma Ready to Storm Sevilla

Roma are the fifth-best team in Serie A according to the latest standings and they will relish the chance to compete further in the Europa League, with the team currently enjoying identical form at home and away.

Paulo Fonseca’s team average nearly two goals per match and they can be a dangerous side, although the main concern is that the team’s domestic season only ends a handful of days before they head to Germany for this clash.

From a defensive point-of-view, they also seem susceptible and the suspicion is that they will ultimately be overrun by a higher quality team.

What Are the Best Bets for This Match?

It’s naturally difficult to predict the outcome of a match between two high quality European teams although Sevilla will have a little more preparation time due to their domestic season ending earlier.

Julen Lopetegui has done a sterling job and he will have the ideal prep time of a fortnight before his Sevilla team clash with Roma, with a recent four-match winning run boding well for a deep run at the Europa League.

We’re going to back Sevilla to win the clash in ninety minutes and odds of 2.40 look particularly attractive, while we also think they can shut out a Roma side who have often struggled for form since the lockdown.


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