Betting tips & odds comparison 16.08.2020 Sevilla FC - Manchester United FC
Betting Tip for matchday 0 of the 2019/2020 Europa League between Sevilla FC and Manchester United FC. The game will be played at RheinEnergieStadion (Köln, Germany) on 16.08.2020 at 21:00.
Sevilla v Manchester United, UEL Semi-final
The first of two Europa League semi-finals takes place this Sunday as Sevilla take on Manchester United at the RheinEnergieStadion in Cologne.
Sevilla have had great success in this competition, winning it a record 5 times. They are in such a groove at the moment, having been undefeated in any of their last 20 competitive matches.
They have looked really solid and clinical in their last two rounds of this competition, defeating AS Roma 2-0 and EPL side Wolves 1-0 in the semis to book this ticket. Against both teams, they showcased their defensive fortitude to completely shut them while dominating possession. They average 66.3% possession in this competition this season which is the highest of all the participating teams.
Playmaker Ever Banega was part of the Sevilla team that beat United 2-1 at Old Trafford a couple of years ago to eliminate them from the Champions League and he is still key to their style of play.
After relatively smooth sailing in the competition right from the group stage, Manchester United faced their first real test in the last round and had to earn every penny in their extra-time win over FC Copenhagen. That 1-0 scoreline doesn’t tell the full story of the game. They dominated possession and created numerous opportunities which were thwarted time and again by the heroics of an inspired Copenhagen keeper Karl-Johan Johnsson, hit the woodwork four times and even had two goals that were ruled out by VAR.
United’s front three of Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood have been terrorizing defences with their pace and movement, backed by the Portuguese genius Fernandes and Pogba and they should provide perhaps the sternest test Sevilla have faced during this great run they are on.
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SEVILLA V MANCHESTER UNITED PREVIEW AND BETTING PREDICTIONS
Both of these teams made it to this semi-final thanks to well-fought 1-0 wins over their quarter-final opponents. Both teams have been solid defensively in this competition this season, United keeping a clean sheet in 8 of their 11 games while Sevilla have done so in 7 of their 10 games. While we do not necessarily expect a slugfest, we anticipate a cagey start to the game that should open up later when legs get tired. Sevilla have been masters at doing this as they showed in the last two rounds. With this in mind, we fancy Most Goals 2nd Half @ 2.15 with Bwin as our first betting tip for this game.
While conventional wisdom may suggest that goals may come at a premium in this game, we feel that there is every likelihood that both teams will score. Sevilla may be very solid defensively but as Wolves showed early in their game, that defence isn’t necessarily a Trojan wall as they conceded a penalty which Jimenez failed to convert. United too, for all their dominance against Copenhagen, still afforded them quite a few good looks that they did not capitalize on. We feel that both of these teams will have decent opportunities and with their quality attacks, they should both score. We are therefore backing this both teams to score option @ 2.00 with Bwin betting app as our final call for this match.