Kick-off: 2000, 21/08/2020
Stadium: Stadion Koln
TV: BT Sport
Inter Milan are hard to oppose in Friday’s Europa League decider versus Sevilla judged on the evidence of their respective semi-final performances.
The Nerazzurri simply demolished Shakhtar Donetsk, whereas Los Rojiblancos were rated a touch fortunate to edge out Manchester United.
Admittedly, the Red Devils provided stiffer opposition than the Pitmen, who appeared overawed from the opening minute.
However, we’re sticking with Antonio Conte’s men at 6/5 to prevail in normal time for our first Sevilla vs Inter Milan prediction.
A Look At Sevilla’s Betting Odds
Sevilla have a great pedigree in this tournament, lifting the trophy five times, and are clearly fired up to further enhance that proud record.
Los Rojiblancos showed plenty of resolve to see off Wolves 1-0 before a spirited defensive display helped them shade United 2-1.
Suso and Luuk de Jong finished off well-worked moved versus the Red Devils, who had taken an early lead via a Bruno Fernandes penalty.
Morocco keeper Bono made several superb saves and the players in front of him repeatedly put their bodies on the line to block shots on goal.
Former Spain manager Julen Lopetegui seems to have a chip on his shoulder since a stint with Real Madrid was cut short.
He has put together a hard-working unit which has proven adept at taking whatever chances come their way.
Captain Jesus Navas, who was successful with his hometown club in the old UEFA Cup in 2006 and 2007 before moving to Manchester City, epitomises the spirit and togetherness within this team.
“Jesus is a role model for the club,” said Lopetegui. “He has played at a high level for many years but still has the same excitement and ambition as a young player.”
Los Rojiblancos will not go down without a fight, but it is hard to forget how many chances United missed against them in the second half.
The Nerazzurri have front men in clinical form, so 17/5 for them to win and both teams to score takes the eye from the Sevilla vs Inter Milan odds.
Last Sevilla line-up: Bono, Kounde, Navas, Diego Carlos, Reguilon, Ocampos, Banega, Moreno, Fernando, Suso, En-Nesyri.
A Look At Inter Milan’s Betting Odds
After knocking out Getafe and Bayer Leverkusen, Inter enjoyed the benefit of coming up against a tepid Shaktar outfit in the semis.
Strike partners Lautaro Martinez and Romelu Lukaku both hit doubles in a one-sided affair, with Danilo D’Ambrosio also on target in a 5-0 romp.
Lukaku commented: “We had a gameplan to close them down in the centre and make sure they couldn’t combine in the middle.
“We then knew we had to try to be efficient with our chances and I’m really happy with the win.”
Conte added: “We were good at not allowing them to play the way they wanted. We played exactly how a European game should be played.”
Martinez and Lukaku have now combined to score 54 goals this season, with the latter bagging 23 in Serie A and 10 in this competition.
Taking into account his time at Everton, Lukaku has scored in 10 consecutive Europa League outings and will be popular in goalscorer markets among Europa League final predictions.
Conte can also call on experienced big-match campaigners in other key positions and the feeling is that they may be just too strong for Sevilla, who have Lucas Ocampos nursing an injury.
Let’s add 17/2 for the Nerazzurri to oblige 2-1 to our Sevilla vs Inter Milan betting tips.
Last Inter line-up: Handanovic, Godin, De Vrij, Young, D’Ambrosio, Bastoni, Gagliardini, Barella, Brozovic, Lukaku, Martinez.
SEVILLA 2-1 Man Utd – Suso, Luuk de Jong
INTER MILAN 5-0 Shakhtar Donetsk – Lautaro Martinez (2), Danilo D’Ambrosio, Romelu Lukaku (2)
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