Sevilla vs Fenerbahce
UEFA Europa League
Date: 9 March 2023, Thursday
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan (Seville).
Sevilla will be hoping to rebound from a demolishing 6-1 defeat at the hands of Atletico Madrid on Thursday evening when they host Fenerbahce in the first leg of the UEFA Europa League R16 clash.
Jorge Sampaoli’s men have been struggling to perform in the domestic league lately, claiming just one point in the previous three La Liga outings.
The Argentinean manager can be especially worried about his team’s recent defensive performances because Los Rojiblancos allowed nine goals in the last two losses to Osasuna and Atletico Madrid.
If we count all competitions, Sevilla suffered three consecutive defeats. They are lock on points with the likes of Getafe and Almeria on the brink of the danger area in the Spanish La Liga standings.
These holes in Sevilla’s back line will be the music to the ears of Jorge Jesus whose Fenerbahce will enter this tie in much higher spirits.
The visitors won five and drew one of the previous six Super Lig games to stay within a six-point distance of leaders Galatasaray in a two-horse race for the domestic league title.
Fenerbahce have scored four or more goals in two of the previous four league games. They have topped the group with Rennes, Dynamo Kyiv, and AEK Larnaca, claiming four wins and two draws in six games against them.
Sevilla vs Fenerbahce Head-to-head
- These two teams locked horns in the last 16 round of the UEFA Champions League 15 years ago when Fenerbahce advanced on penalties.
- Back then, both games finished in 3-2 wins for the home teams.
- These two outfits also locked horns in a preseason friendly in August 2014 when Sevilla took a 2-0 victory.
Sevilla vs Fenerbahce Prediction
Sevilla are 1.70 favorites for the win on Thursday. We really struggle to see the value there knowing the hosts will enter the tie off the back of three consecutive defeats across competitions.
Both teams to score is the best betting option here at the 1.95 odds knowing that both teams have done better offensively than defensively of late. We will also take Fenerbahce to win or draw double chance pick at the 2.10 odds.
Sevilla vs Fenerbahce Betting Tips
Both Teams To Score @ 1.95 (19/20)
Fenerbahce to Win or Draw @ 2.10 (11/10) odd.