Sevilla vs Sigma Olomouc
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 30 August 2018
Kick-Off at 20:45 UK / 21:45 CET
Venue: Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, Sevilla.
Sigma Olomouc were the most pleasant surprise of the entire season in the previous term of Czech Liga, finishing the campaign sky-high fourth right after joining the top flight from the second division football. Nevertheless, the new domestic campaign started in a dreadful manner for them as Vaclav Jilek and his men lost as many as five of the opening six games.
Things did look much better in Europa League, though, where Olomouc eased past Kazakhstani Kairat, beating them both home and away, 4-1 on aggregate. These wins have set up the play-offs tie with Sevilla who represent a whole new dimension and who were massive favourites to advance even before the first leg on the Czech soil.
Los Rojiblancos justified the tag in the first fixture, beating their rivals 0-1 thanks to a late goal from Pablo Sarabia and the Spaniards are now just 90 minutes away from making it to the group phase.
Sevilla vs Sigma Olomouc: Head-to-head
The clash played seven days ago at Andruv Stadion was the first ever head to head encounter between the two teams.
Sevilla dominated the pitch throughout the 90 minutes of play, but only found the winning goal six minutes from time through winger Pablo Sarabia.
Sevilla vs Sigma Olomouc: Prediction
The new head coach Pablo Machin has high ambitions with Los Rojiblancos this season. He lost the Spanish Super Cup to Barcelona only narrowly, winning all of the remaining official games so far, until the goalless draw to Villarreal in the second round of La Liga at the weekend. Sevilla eased past Ujpest and Zalgiris so far in Europa League and they demolished Rayo Vallecamo 1-4 on the road on the opening Matchday of Primera Division. This summer’s acquisition, Andre Silva, completed a hat-trick back then.
Sevilla conceded only one goal in five UEL fixtures this season and we see their clean sheet as a banker bet at 1.53 odds. You can also back the hosts to win by two or more goals difference at 1.50 due to the obvious difference in quality between the two teams and the fact that Sigma conceded as many as seven goals in last two league defeats to Banik Ostrava and Jablonec.
Sevilla vs Sigma Olomouc: Bet Tips
Sevilla to keep a clean sheet @ 1.53
Sevilla -1.5 handicap @ 1.50.