Sevilla vs Slavia Prague
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 7 March 2019
Kick-Off at 17:55 UK / 18:55 CET
Venue: Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan (Sevilla).
Sevilla are not pulling up any trees in Primera Division, but can they rise in confidence and turn a corner with European success? Los Rojiblancos took only one point from past five La Liga matches. It’s a streak which saw them drop down to 6th place in the ladder as Pablo Machin’s men significantly halted their push for the Champions League football next season.
Sevilla’s only wins in recent period came in Europa League where they kept two straight clean sheets in wins over Italian outfit Lazio (3-0 on aggregate) in the last 32 round tie. Los Rojiblancos were generally tough to break down in this term of Europa League. They kept their net untouched on four occasions in last six games. However, their recent form does not quite suggest a clean sheet win here as Sevilla shipped two or more goals in each of last four domestic affairs. The negative thread includes Saturday’s shocking 2-1 loss away at rock-bottomed Huesca.
Sevilla vs Slavia Prague: Head-to-head
These two sides met each other in the group stage of Champions League more than a decade ago.
Sevilla claimed pair of demolishing wins netting seven goals in the process (4-2 at home and 0-3 on the road).
Sevilla vs Slavia Prague: Prediction
Spanish giants are heavy favourites both on the night and over two legs, but their main challenge will be to keep things quiet at the back here. Slavia Prague proved their attacking quality by netting four goals past Belgian Genk in the reverse fixture of the last 32 round tie after the first leg in the Czech capital offered no goals.
The team led by Jindich Trpisovsky are doing well in domestic league where they are three points clear off the second-placed Viktoria Plzen after 23 rounds. Slavia notched at least three goals in each of last three games in all competitions and we would not be shocked to see them taking advantage of Sevilla’s obvious defensive holes here.
Sevilla vs Slavia Prague: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.66 (4/6)
Sevilla to win & BTTS @ 3.00 (2/1).