Slavia Prague vs Sevilla
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 14 March 2019
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Sinobo Stadium (Prague).
Pablo Machin bought some time on Sevilla’s bench after team’s brilliant attacking showing in the 5-2 thumping of Real Sociedad on Sunday evening. Los Rojiblancos thus kept ground on Getafe who are five points away in fourth place, but they need to be much more consistent in the final part of the season in order to secure the top-four finish and a place in the Champions League next season.
Sevilla were previously on a dreadful run of four defeats and a draw in five league affairs. Such negative trend caused the lack of confidence ahead of the first leg of his last 16 round tie against Slavia Prague. Czech Liga leaders took advantage of it to hold Sevilla to a shocking 2-2 draw seven days ago at EStadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.
We can thus say the tie is wide open before this return fixture on the Czech soil. Do Slavia Prague have strength to pull off another upset and eliminate Spanish giants here?
Slavia Prague vs Sevilla: Head-to-head
The two likes met each other in the group phase of Champions League back in the 2007/08 campaign.
Sevilla bagged seven goals in two convincing wins over Slavia Prague back then (0-3 on the road and 4-2 at home).
As mentioned above, teams drew 2-2 in the first leg of this last 16 round tie in Europa League seven days ago in Andalusia.
Slavia Prague vs Sevilla: Prediction
Unlike Sevilla, Slavia Prague are doing great in their domestic affairs. They came runners-up in the previous term of Czech Liga, but are currently six points clear ahead of the reigning champions Viktoria Plzen at the top of the standings after 24 rounds.
The team led by Jindrich Trpisovsky demolished Banik Ostrava 4-0 at home on Sunday and they will head into this in the highest of spirits. Slavia bagged at least three goals in four of last five games in all competitions. The only exception was a 2-2 draw to Sevilla at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.
Knowing Sevilla will also come into this off the back of a high-scoring affair (a 52 victory over Real Sociedad), the Over 2.5 goals FT has to be the way to go here.
Slavia Prague vs Sevilla: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.72 (8/11)
BTTS @ 1.61 (8/13).