It has been a year of twists and turns for Juventus in Serie A. The way masters of Italian club football have bounced has been a fairytale. They are now at a very crucial stage in the Europa League, as Fidanzata d'italia are all set to host Sevilla on Friday for the first leg of the semi-final at Allianz Stadium.
Juventus defeated Sporting at the quatre-final stage with an aggregate score of 2-1. After two consecutive wins, Juventus will be confident enough to face their Spanish counterparts.
Sevilla stunned everyone with their win over Manchester United in the quarter-final stage with an aggregate score of 5-2.
We predict a win for Juventus in the 1st leg of the semi-final.
The betting tip is...
Angel di Maria To Score A Goal At Any Time.
Juventus will be happy to be on the right path in the Serie A but their real test of skill will be against Sevilla as the home team carries a poor record against the Spanish clubs at home. They have also witnessed an exit from Coppa Italia in April but their 0-2 win over Atlanta in the previous fixture will be a major boost in the confidence.
Mattia De Sciglio will be missing out on the semi-final fixture because of his ligament injury.
Predicted Lineup: Szczesny; Gatti, Reis, Danilo; Cuadrado, Fagioli, Locatelli, Rabiot, Kostic; Di Maria, Vlahovic.
Sevilla carries an excellent record against Italian clubs, as they have won the last six fixtures they have played against the Italian clubs. They also carry a record of reaching the Europa League semi-final stage than any other club. Los Nervionenses will be traveling to Allianz Stadium after scoring a thrilling win over Espanyol by 3-2. The only struggle for Sevilla will be their weak defense and hence they will have to be more focused.
Tanguy Nianzou and Marcao are out of action because of their muscle injuries.
Predicted Lineup: Bounou; Navas, Badé, Gudelj, Acuña; Fernando, Rakitić; Ocampos, Óliver Torres, Lamela; En-Nesyri
We are in for an absolute thriller of a game on Friday between the two clubs. Sevilla carries a poor record in the away games and they are struggling with the defence as well.