Sevilla vs Manchester United
Date: Sunday, 16 August 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Both teams are in extraordinary form, and are hungry and desperate for triumph in the continental scale.
As of now, they both are just 180 minutes away from being crowned champions, and with the competition no longer having two legs, it’s just a matter of, who handles pressure better.
However, the Red Devils do have something to be worried of. They are coming tired of an exhausting PL campaign where they gave their best for a top-four finish, and it was to be seen in their Quarter Final game against Copenhagen.
What was supposed to be a routine win, turned into a battle with the minnow, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men were taken to extra time.
On the other hand, the Spanish team had a comparatively easier outing against the Wolves in their QF match-up. Despite what the scoreline says, Julen Lopetegui’s men had completely outplayed their English counterparts.
On top of that, Los Palanganas are also massively experienced in this competition, and they were in cruise mode towards the end of their league campaign as well – which means they surely have a lot left in their tank, compared to the Devils.
As such, expect Sevilla to have a slight upper hand this Sunday.
Sevilla vs Manchester United: Head-to-head (h2h)
- These two had locked horns in the 2017-18 Champions League, Round of 16. Then, the Spanish squad had progressed further with a goalless draw at their home, and a 1-2 win on the road.
Sevilla vs Manchester United: Prediction
Lopetegui’s men had defeated Wolves in the Quarter Final, with a 1-0 scoreline. The winning goal had come late in the 88th minute for Los Palanganas.
Meanwhile, Solskjaer’s men had registered a narrow 1-0 win over Copenhagen, with Bruno Fernandes scoring the sole goal, via a penalty in the extra time.
As things stand, Lopetegui’s men do have a slight superiority. The first and foremost reason would be how the games in the previous round had transpired.
Los Palanganas dominated over Wolves all throughout the ninety minutes, and the only reason the scoreline was just 1-0, is because the English team practically parked the bus. Apart from a few instances in the beginning, at no point did the Wolves actually threaten to score.
Remember that the Wanderers are one of the most feared teams in the Premier League. On the other hand, the Devils were expected to record a huge win against Copenhagen, but they had to scrape through, by a penalty in the extra time.
Solskjaer’s men are kind of exhausted after the back-to-back tough games in the PL, while their opposite number have had a much relaxing run in the La Liga.
On top of that, these two had met each other in the 2017-18 CL, and then Lopetegui’s men had shown remarkable heart in defeating the English titans at the Old Trafford itself.
Moreover, the Europa League is synonymous with the Spanish team now, after the way they dominated this competition this last decade. They will play their heart out on the pitch, and overcome a Manchester United that’s practically running on fumes now.
Sevilla vs Manchester United: Betting Tips
Double Chance: Sevilla or Draw @ 1.50 (1/2)
Sevilla to Qualify for the Final @ 2.00 (1/1).