Sevilla will host Shakhtar Donetsk at Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium on Thursday 5th May 2016 for the second leg tie of the Europa Leg semifinal fixture.
Sevilla are in a huge advantage after the first leg, with the 2 away goals they got last Thursday night after the 2-2 draw at Ukraine, they will be hoping for a win or a draw below 2:2 to book their third Successive Europa League final and are looking forward to be the first team to win the competition 3 times in a row.
On the contrary, Shakhtar Donetsk will be disappointed after they allowed 2 goals at their home giving away their 2:1 lead when Facundo Ferreyra gave away a clumsy foul on Vitolo which lead to a penalty.
Sevilla are so good at home in Europe competitions, except for their home defeat for Bilbao, they have won 12 straight games at home in the Europa league.
Sevilla have dominated the Europa League, they are current back to back winners of the Europa League.
Shakhtar have kept a good record in this season’s away games in Europa League, they have won their 3 away games so far.
Shakhtar are unbeaten in 10 of their last 11 games in all competitions.
Sevilla: Team news
Marco Andreolli, Benoit Tremoulinas and Michael Krohn-Dehli are struggling with fitness and are doubts for this game while Jose Reyes is ill and could miss out for the home team.
Sevilla: Predicted Starting Line-up (4-2-3-1)
Coke, Fazio, Kolodziejc, Matos;
Figueiras, Iborra, Curro;
Shakhtar Donetsk: Team news
Shakhtar are missing only one player in their trip to Seville as Marcio Azevedo has a knee injury.
Shakhtar Donetsk: Predicted Line-up (4-2-3-1)
Kobin, Ordets, Kryvtsov, Shevchuk;
Bernard, Kovalenko, Wellinghton;
Sevilla vs Shakhtar Donetsk: Head to Head stats
All games between these two teams have ended in draw at 90mins, with both teams scoring at least 2 goals in their 3 games together.
Sevilla went through in their last European tie in 2007, after an extra time win.
Sevilla vs Shakhtar Donetsk: Prediction
This is a hard one as the two teams are in good form, they both look accustomed to winning and will play with their last strength to ensure a win.
Looking at their goal scoring form, the ties between this two teams have all seen at least 4 goals.
Sevilla’s last 12 Europa League games have seen at least 3 goals and Sevilla have scored at least 2 goals in 12 of their last 15 Europa league games.
Five of Shakhtar’s last 6 games in the Europa League has seen at least 3 goals.
Recommended bet: Over 1.5 goals
Best bet: Over 2.5 goals.