Sevilla v Lazio Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 20/02/19
Rajan Hothi (@RajanHothi_) previews Sevilla v Lazio and provides us with his best bets for Wednesday’s Europa League clash by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.
- 2019 Profit and Loss: -9.55 pts
Sevilla v Lazio Betting Preview, Odds & Tips
- Date: 20/02/19
- Time: 17:00
- Venue: Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan
- Channel: beIN Sports
Sevilla will be looking to build on their slender advantage as they host Lazio in the second-leg of their round-of-32 encounter.
Wissam Ben Yedder’s first-half strike settled the clash in Rome as Sevilla ran out 1-0 winners, with Lazio failing to create anything of note.
Sevilla currently sit in fourth spot in La Liga, behind the traditional ‘big three’ and they’ll be looking to win their sixth Europa League trophy since the turn of the millennium.
Pablo Machin will be eager to make sure his side return to winning ways following their 3-0 loss to Villarreal on Sunday.
Lazio will be looking to put in a much-improved performance from their first-leg showing where they were totally outclassed for a majority of the game.
The Italians also felt the damage of their congested fixture list as they succumbed to a disappointing 2-1 away loss to Genoa in their last outing.
Lazio haven’t been the force they were tipped to be in pre-season as Simone Inzaghi’s side currently occupy seventh spot in Serie A.
The hosts won’t have Ever Banega after his accumulations of yellow cards see him miss the second-leg. Maximilian Wober should be back in contention after he missed out on Thursday due to suspension. Tomas Vaclik has been the favoured goalkeeper for the Europa League and he’s expected to start on Wednesday night.
Lazio will have their main-man Ciro Immobile back after he was out for the return leg with an injury. Jordan Lukaku, Wallace and Luiz Felipe are all sidelined with injuries for the visitors.
Potential Sevilla Starting XI: Tomas Vaclik, Mercado, Kjaer, Gomez, Navas, Mesa, Vasquez, Escudero, Sarabia, Ben Yedder, Valente Silva
Potential Lazio Starting XI: Strakosha, Radu, Acerbi, Jacinto Quissanga, Lulic, Leiva, Parolo, Marusic, Correa, Luis Alberto, Immobile
Head To Head
- Sevilla 1, Draws 0, Lazio 0
- These two have only faced off once before and that was on Thursday night where Sevilla prevailed.
Key Stats & Facts
- Sevilla are the most successful club in the Europa League winning it five times, and they’re the only side who have defended it.
- Lazio have progressed in three of their last four round-of-32 ties.
- Lazio have only made one Europa League final and this was in 1998 where they lost 3-0 to Inter Milan.
- In 10 of their last 13 Europa League games, Sevilla have been winning at half-time and full-time.
- Sevilla 4/5
- Draw 54/19
- Lazio 4/1
Sevilla will be keen to add another Europa League trophy to their collection, and they’re experienced enough to know how to see out this second-leg.
Lazio, on the other hand, were poor in front of their own fans last Thursday and they could find themselves struggling as Sevilla look to put the tie to bed early on.
The Spanish side frequently find themselves leading going into the half-time interval and they usually hold onto these leads. In fact, in 10 of their last 13 Europa League games, Sevilla have been winning at half-time and full-time and I can see this happening again on Wednesday night.