Sevilla are prepared to avoid being knocked out of the Europa League after their barren draw at Basel last week, now they look forward to seal their quarter final qualification as they host Basel at home on Thursday.
Basel are partly in a safe zone as they nurture the hope of wining or a draw above 0:0 score to upturn the barren draw they played at home and qualify for the Quarter final phase.
Sevilla vs Basel: Form Comparison
Basel are in good shape, they are unbeaten in their last 5 games in all competitions, they have won 3 of their last 5 games and they have score 12 goals in their last 5 games.
Sevilla are currently unbeaten in 12 of their last 13 Europa games, also they are currently on a winning streak at home since 29-November-2016, they have won all their last 15 home games. Superb!!!
Sevilla: Team News
Sevilla are handed a boost as Nicolas Pareja and Beto have returned back to training, Evgen Konoplyanka, Vitolo and Steven N’Zonzi are Hamstring candidates, Grzegorz Krychowiak is hoped to return in few days time while Marco Andreolli is out for the season.
Sevilla: Predicted line up (4-3-2-1)
Rico – Tremoulinas, Kolodziejczak, Rami, Coke – Iborra, Cristóforo – Banega, Krohn Delhi – Gamiero.
Basel: Team News
Micheal Lang is injured and the return date unknown, Manuel Akanji and Andraz Sporar is out for the season while Jean-Paul Boetius is scheduled to return Early April.
Basel: Predicted Line up (4-2-3-1)
Tomas Vaclik – Safari, Hoegh, Suchy, Degen – Fransson, Zuffi – Embolo, Calla, Delgado – Janko.
Sevilla vs Basel: Head-To-Head stats
The first leg of this encounter was the first both teams have ever played against each other.
Sevilla vs Basel: Criteria for Qualification
If a goalless draw is played, the game will proceed to extra time
If a 1:1 Draw or higher score is played Basel will go through
If a win occurs the team that won will go through
Sevilla vs Basel: Prediction
Sevilla seems the better side with their good performance at home, but Basel could prove a hard shell.
I tip Sevilla to win and qualify (2:1)