Europa League action is reaching its peak this week with an exhilarating clash between Juventus and Sevilla at the Roman Sanchez Pizuan stadium for the crucial second leg of the semi-final fixture. The first leg concluded in a tense draw, intensifying the significance of the upcoming match as it will determine the fate of both teams in the Europa League.
With everything on the line, anticipation is high as these formidable sides lock horns, ready to give their all for a chance to advance to the final stage. Sevilla are currently in a fierce race to secure their spot in the Europa League final, aiming to reach this stage for the impressive fifth time. With a remarkable history in the tournament, Sevilla holds the record for the most final appearances among all clubs.
Juventus carry a poor record whenever they have played away games against any Spanish side. They have only won two away games out of 17 Juventus has played in the past against any Spanish club. The top bookmakers in India have Europa League odds on their platforms.
With most final appearances in the Europa League, Sevilla comes out as the strongest team in the tournament. After witnessing a draw against Juventus in the first leg, Sevilla went on to score a dominating win against Valladolid by 0-3 for a La Liga fixture. Rafa Mir, Papu Gomez, and Jesus Manuel Corona scored for Sevilla against Valladolid. A dominating win in the previous fixture will bring a huge boost in the overall confidence for the 2nd leg
Tanguy Nianzou and Suso are out of action because of their respective injuries.
Predicted Lineup: Bounou; Navas, Bade, Gudelj, Acuna; Gueye, Rakitic; Ocampos, Torres, Gil; En-Nesyri
This is an opportunity for Juventus to make it big in a European competition. They have not qualified for any final game since 2016-17 and this will also bring immense pressure on the players. Fidanzata d'italia is coming to play the 2nd leg after scoring a win over Atlanta in a Serie A fixture by 0-2. With only 40% possession in the game, Samuel lling-Junior and Dusan Vlahovic were able to score successfully and Juventus also received a clean sheet.
Mattia De Sciglio is recovering from his knee injury and he won’t be able to participate in the 2nd leg.
Predicted Lineup: Szczesny; Danilo, Gatti, Bonucci; Cuadrado, Fagioli, Locatelli, Rabiot, Kostic; Di Maria; Vlahovic
Sevilla carry an excellent record at home and it becomes difficult to defeat them at their home ground. Juventus have faced struggles against the Spanish team in the away games in the past. We predict that the match will end up in a draw and the penalty shootout will decide the result.