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Sevilla vs Roma: Los Rojiblancos have great Europa record

Kick-off: 1800, 06/08/2020

Stadium: MSV Arena

TV: BT Sport

Sevilla and Roma both go into this single-leg Europa League tie in terrific form, but the Spanish outfit get the nod on their superb record in this competition.

Los Rojiblancos have lifted the trophy a record five times, including a hat-trick of outright victories from 2014 to 2016.

We’re taking 23/20 for Julen Lopetegui’s side to prevail in normal time for our first Sevilla vs Roma prediction.

A Look At Sevilla’s Betting Odds

Sevilla powered through the group stage, winning five of six matches and scoring 14 goals in the process.

Los Rojiblancos then admittedly made hard work of edging out CFR Cluj via the away goals rule, drawing 1-1 in Romania before a goalless stalemate in Spain.

However, they have shone since returning from lockdown, winning five of their last six La Liga fixtures in an 11-match unbeaten run.

That hot streak helped them finish fourth, only behind Atletico Madrid on goal difference.

“The players came back in really good shape and were ready to compete,” beamed former Spain and Real Madrid boss Lopetegui.

Argentina international Lucas Ocampos has been consistently among the goals this season, netting 16 times in all competitions.

Looking at the Sevilla vs Roma odds, the 26-year-old appeals at 7/2 to break the deadlock.

A Look At Roma’s Betting Odds

Roma produced mixed results in finishing as runners-up to Istanbul Basaksehir in Group J, before shading Gent 2-1 on aggregate.

The Giallorossi were also moderately placed in Serie A around that time and returned from lockdown with three straight defeats.

However, they have since embarked on an impressive run of domestic form, dropping only two points in their final eight matches.

We just question the value of those victories, though, as Roma enjoyed a kind schedule ahead of closing with a 3-1 win at Juventus, who had already wrapped up top spot and lacked focus.

Paulo Fonseca also made some changes for that contest, but told the club website: “It’s helpful – the team played with conviction.

“Yes, the team is in good form right now and it wasn’t easy to come away from this one with the result we did. The team was aggressive throughout.”

However, Fonseca has some injury doubts in midfield and has allowed defender Chris Smalling to return to Manchester United following a successful loan spell.

The feeling is that they are vulnerable at the back, so we’re adding 13/4 for Los Rojiblancos to win and both teams to score to our Sevilla vs Roma betting tips.

Additional stats

Last result:

SEVILLA 1-0 Valencia – Sergio Reguilon

Juventus 1-3 ROMA – Nikola Kalinic, Diego Perotti (2)

Head-to-head: N/A

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