“If Dnipro manage to stop favourites Sevilla from playing their own game, this will be a 50-50 contest.”
Interesting words from UEFA.com Ukrainian expert Igor Linnyk ahead of a Europa League final that has been priced up like a foregone conclusion, at least as far as the match betting is concerned.
Goal glutton serial winners Sevilla are 7/10 jollies for victory inside 90 minutes, with the draw 11/4 and Myron Markevych’s men 9/2 underdogs.
Despite such a lopsided assessment from the bwin layers their prices around several other staples of the football betting provision suggest Dnipro are indeed expected to draw the holders into just the kind of encounter they have repeatedly progressed from to reach Warsaw.
The first two of our four suggested ways to profit from the Ukranians winning the Europa League at Sevilla’s expense are surprisingly short…
Under 2.5 goals @ 67/100
The Warriors of Light keep it tight, with 12 of their of their last 14 outings limboing the 2.5-goal bar and continental competition has been little different.
Just four of their 15 games in Europe have failed to reward backers of this wager this season.
Both teams to score – No @ 7/10
Unsurprisingly for a side with a reputation for Shaolin Monk-like levels of concentration and application, Dnipro have kept their fair share of clean sheets this term – six in nine Europa League games since the end of the group stage alone.
Yevhen Seleznev to score @ 4/1
Far from a first choice for Markevych, Seleznev has made the most of his minutes lately to score five times in his last seven outings, including home and away against Napoli in the semi-final.
Should the expected Dnipro gameplan produce a final tighter than Mike Ashley, his likely berth on the bench could prove the platform for late-in-the-day heroism.
Dnipro to win the Europa League @ 14/5
Any side who rely on stout defending will regard extra-time and even penalties as par for the course, so swerve backing them to prevail in 90 minutes in favour of this more all encompassing wager.