Lazio vs Sevilla
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 14 February 2019
Kick-Off at 17:55 UK/ 18:55 CET
Venue: Stadio Olimpico, Rome.
Sevilla have seen their woes away from home continue as Barcelona knocked them out of Copa del Rey and they struggled to bounce back quickly, with a 1-0 loss at Celta Vigo and just a 2-2 draw against Eibar also on the records. They now travel to Rome for their Europa League clash looking for more but should be in for a tough challenge!
Lazio come into the contest on the back of a three-game winning streak, where they beat Inter in Coppa Italia and built on in with narrow Serie A wins over Frosinone and Empoli. They should now be just as confident at Stadio Olimpico and this proves to the point Simone Inzaghi’s men should be a great obstacle.
Biancocelesti have lost on their consistency but still prove themselves a very tough side to beat at this ground, as they regularly score goals and enjoy an attacking approach here. Sevilla have, on the other hand, struggled to produce in the final third away from home and Pablo Machin will have to find a cure if his men are to regain their confidence.
Lazio vs Sevilla: Head-to-head
Interestingly, this will be the first head-to-head clash for the sides ever.
Lazio enjoy narrow clashes on their end and boast a winning streak going into the home clash.
Sevilla struggle to secure points on the road and the trip to Stadio Olimpico should prove a very important test overall.
Lazio vs Sevilla: Prediction
We will back Lazio to capitalize on the rivals’ struggles away from home and we’ll go for a Home win at 2.37! They will have to base their success on such a performance here and with that in mind, we expect them very motivated on Thursday evening.
However, we expect a narrow contest in Rome and we don’t expect to see many goals. We’ll thus also stick our necks out for Under 2.5 goals FT at 1.80, which should give Lazio an advantage ahead of the return match but only just – with a lot to play for in Spain.
Lazio vs Sevilla: Bet Tips
Home win @ 2.37
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.80.