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Europa League Final: Dnipro V Sevilla
Wednesday 27th May. 7:45PM. ITV 4
All eyes will be cast to Warsaw this Wednesday night as Sevilla and Dnipro meet in the highly anticipated Europa League final.
The Spaniards are looking to retain a trophy they won in Italy just 12 months ago, whilst the Ukrainians are hoping to create their own piece of history by scoring European silverware for the first time in their history.
It might not quite drum up interest in the same manner of next month’s Champions League final, but it should be a thrilling fixture all the same. Game on!
Can Dnipro Defy Odds?
Myron Markeyvch’s men have surprised many by reaching the final by the Ukrainians are here on merit alone and will be dreaming of a fairytale ending in the Polish capital.
Dnipro’s route to Warsaw wasn’t easy by any means, and the Ukrainians overcame the likes of Inter Milan, Napoli, Ajax and Olympiakos to reach this stage. Markeyvch’s team is built on a solid defensive foundation but can also score goals when needed so Sevilla should not take this fixture lightly.
The only real worry for the underdogs is that their success in this competition has been found almost exclusively at the Dnipro Arena. Whilst they’ve dominated teams at home, they’ve picked up just one win from eight attempts on foreign soil and that will be a major cause for concern against the defending champions.
Nevertheless, with the likes of Nikola Kallinic and Yevhen Seleznyov amongst their ranks, the Ukrainians shouldn’t be ruled out completely.
Super Sevilla Set For More Glory
[quote_right]Interested in making regular profits from betting? Read our guide here[/quote_right]The holders boast a fantastic record in this competition and are bidding for a fourth triumph in a decade on Wednesday. Most neutrals will fancy Unai Emery’s men to retain their title.
Sevilla have won seven of their eight knockout fixtures, notching an impressive 18 goals in that period and will be eager to score a few against Dnipro – especially after the nature of last year’s final win over Benfica in Turin.
Emery’s side are in good form too, ending their La Liga campaign with six wins and just one defeat from their last 10 game to finish 5th. Moreover, their experiences of last season’s final could provide an advantage whilst the quality throughout this squad should ensure the Spaniards have a great chance of picking up another trophy.
Were it not for the quality of Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona, Sevilla would be playing Champions League football on a far more regular basis. As it is, they are easily one of the strongest clubs to enter the Europa League regularly and could underline that once again here.
Europa League Final Betting Tips
Few punters will be surprised to see Sevilla enter Wednesday’s clash as the odds-on favourites but a price of 11/20 arguably does a little injustice to a capable Dnipro, who are available at 11/2. Meanwhile, some will certainly see value in this year’s final heading to extra-time by backing the 90-minute draw at 3/1.
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From our perspective, we do think Sevilla will win but aren’t comfortable taking such a short price on the straight win.
Nonetheless, we do think Sevilla will channel their previous experiences to full impact and take advantage of Dnipro’s poor away form in Europe.If the Spaniards do win then there’s a good chance they’ll do it in style. For the increased odds, we think it’s well worth backing the Asian handicap.
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The Rojiblancos have scored plenty of goals in this competition in 2014/15 and additionally enter this clash having netted seven in their past three games alone.
There’s a strong possibility they’ll be opening the scoring here and, whilst the Spaniards do boast a number of potential scorers, top scorer Carlos Bacca certainly stands out as the most likely source of goals. He broke the deadlock in the semi-final second leg against Fiorentina and we’re backing the Colombian to repeat the feat here.
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