There are fewer things more inexplicable in football than Sevilla’s love affair with the Europa League and tonight they have the chance to extend their own record by adding their name to the trophy for a seventh time.

The club from southern Spain has a modest domestic honours list. In 133 years they’ve been champions of Spain just once. Their five Copa Del Rey wins make them the 7th most successful club in that competition and prior to 2006 their best European performance was a quarter-final trouncing (10-2) at the hands of Real Madrid way back in the 1957-58 edition of the European Cup.

But incredibly since 2006 they’ve laid claim to calling this trophy their own, appearing in and winning six finals in a 16 year period – even more impressive when you consider that for five of those years they weren’t even in the competition (either not qualifying or in the Champions League), giving them a ridiculous 55% success rate.

Win tonight and they'll have won more European trophies (8 including the European Super Cup in 2006) than domestic (6 including a Supercopa de España in 2007)!

Juande Ramos (2), Unai Emery (3) and Julen Lopetegui have been the architects of Sevilla’s previous triumphs and tonight that responsibility falls on 62-year-old Jose Luis Mendilibar who was only appointed in March after Jorge Sampaoli’s reign ended with the club flirting with relegation.

Medicinar has steadied the ship and navigated his way past Manchester United and Juventus en route to tonight’s final in Budapest.

Standing in his way are AS Roma and their endlessly fascinating boss, Jose Mourinho, a man who knows a thing or two about winning in Europe. The 60-year-old has won all of his five UEFA finals as manager dating back to his first in 2003 when his Porto side beat Celtic in… the city of Seville, right through to last season’s success with Roma in the Europa Conference.

A win tonight would see the Portuguese move one more closer to Carlo Ancelotti, who is on nine, and one ahead of nemesis Pep Guardiola (at least for week or two) in the all-time list of managers to win a European trophy.

They say the bookies seldom get it wrong and they’re taking no chances in this one. The width of the side of a betting slip separates the teams with the Spaniards current favourites at 7/4 and Roma at 9/5 to win inside 90 minutes. Both are 10/11 to lift the trophy at Bet365.

So if the bookies are correct this one should go the distance, a penalty shoot-out win for either side is 7/2.

Celtic (Henrik Larsson in fact) are the only team to have scored against a Mourinho team in a European final. The tactician is famed for shutting games down, something Roma did to great effect in the semi-final second leg at Bayer Leverkusen and Jose famously masterminded against an all-conquering Bayern Munich side with his Treble-winning Inter team in 2010’s Champions League final. So if Roma are to taste victory tonight it could be by winning to nil, a 3/1 shot at Bet365.

Under 2.5 is expected to land, priced at just 4/9 and no to BTTS is 4/6. The first goal line has been set at 36:00 mins at the usual 5/6 and there’ll be worse options than that tonight.

If there is to be a low goal count then goalscorer markets are probably best avoided. So how about a card bet?

Roma goalkeeper, Rui Patricio, has been booked four times this season, twice in this competition, against HJK Helsinki and in Roma’s 4-1 extra-time win over Feyenoord. The referee that night? None other than tonight’s man in the middle Anthony Taylor.

At the time of writing Skybet are one of the few offering odds on Player Cards and Patricio is 5/1 to go in to the book.

Europa League Final Tips

  • No goal before 36:00 mins 5/6 Bet365
  • Match to be won on penalties 7/2 Bet365
  • Rui Patricio to be booked 5/1 Skybet

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Rizzel has picked out two 2pt selections from one of his favourite tracks at Hamilton and a 1pt fancy in the 3:40pm race at Beverley.

As always, let us know your best betting tips and predictions for today in the comments section below and good luck with all your bets!

23 Comments
  1. jamesylfc 1 year ago

    2/3 on last night’s two trebles 👎

    Overnight in Colombia

    🇨🇴 Llaneros v Real Cartegena 🇨🇴

    ▪️A Goal in Both Halves
    -Evens, ladbrokes

    ▪️Over 2.5 Match Goals
    -6/5, william hill

    Keeping stakes equal so if one comes in covers the total stake, little bit extra if the overs comes in.

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    • jamesylfc 1 year ago

      1-0 to the hosts 👎

  2. Alves 1 year ago

    Am expecting cards tonight. Got a couple free bets on these…

    BTTS
    4+ corners each team
    3+ cards each team

    13/2 Midnite

    Both teams a red card 60/1 WH

    Got £1 back from free spins and stuck a treble on, 2 winners in Turkey so red cards will get me back £576+

    PP special looks good but waiting on team news. En Nesryi, Abraham & Dybala SOT 5/1

    4
    • chelseagirl 1 year ago

      There the gid yins to get up off the crooks !

      1
  3. ChrisBax 1 year ago

    In case it helps anyone, you can watch the Europa League Final 31-05 Sevilla vs Roma & Europa Conference League Final 07-06 West Ham vs Fiorentina for free on BT Sport

    “Confirmation now on The BT Sport page that you can also watch the Europa League Final (Sevilla vs Roma 31/05 8pm) and Europa Conference League final 07/06 (West Ham vs Fiorentina 07/06 8pm) on TV, online or on mobile. All finals will be available for free at btsport.com/final, via the BT Sport app for small and large-screen devices, including PlayStation, Xbox, Samsung smart TVs, Apple TV, Android TV and Amazon Fire and on the BT Sport YouTube channel. The finals will also be available for anyone to watch on Virgin Media TiVo, TV360 and Stream platforms on channel 532 “

    5
  4. Spata 1 year ago

    Sevilla vs Roma
    Sevilla corners for me tonight
    Over 5.5 @ 5/4
    Over 6.5@ 9/4
    Over 7.5 @ 9/2
    These should give a good run
    I expect Roma to set up to frustrate so I have decided to attack all the lines available
    Over 8.5 @ 7/1
    Over 9.5 @ 10/1

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  5. jamesylfc 1 year ago

    🇳🇱 NAC Breda v Emmen 🇳🇱
    🇸🇪 Landskrona v Trelleborg 🇸🇪

    ▪️Both Teams to Score Double
    ▪️1.83/1, william hill/bet365

    5
  6. Deano86 1 year ago

    The 4 Swedish Superettan games at 6pm to go over 1.5 goals , 1.87/1

    Same 4 games over 2.5 goals 12/1 , both at hills

    Goodluck…….

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    • Deano86 1 year ago

      Good spot mate already on now with hills , goodluck 👍

    • Deano86 1 year ago

      Main bet lands , 12/1 shot a goal out……….

  7. Aceguymiller 1 year ago

    Hi, Deano86 over 1.5 per game bet, Betfair. 2.3/1

    Am on that! ✌

  8. Kev_Trfc 1 year ago

    Sevilla V Roma bet365 Bet builder

    Erik Lamela over 0.5 shots on target
    Roma to Lift the Trophy

    11/4

  9. lester1728 1 year ago

    No goal b4 39th min bet365 5/6 mauricio will park d bus bol

  10. SmokeyJoe 1 year ago

    Well Wullie Hills cancelled my free bets,apparently i broke the rules and its 1 per customer rather than 1 per £5 staked. They have took the hump because the machines allowed it to happen. Last i will be at Hills

    1
  11. Alves 1 year ago

    All players start for PP special

    1
  12. williegee 1 year ago

    Good evening, guys,
    Going to try a punt on the Europa League Final
    Paddy Power betbuilder
    Nemanja Gudelj to commit 1 or more foul
    Lorenzo Pellegrini to commit 1 or more foul
    Nemanja Matic to commit 1 or more foul
    Paulo Dybala to commit 1 or more foul
    Betbuilder @ 171/50 (up to £10 back as free bet for 3 out of 4)
    Good luck with all bets tonight!!!!

    1
    • williegee 1 year ago

      LOST – Dybala subbed on 68 mins, other 3 in by H/Time!!! Free bet as compo.

  13. mint 1 year ago

    Evening,

    Seville v Roma k.o 20.00

    Roger Ibanez Booking in 90mins.

    Skybet 7/4 Goodluck.

    Mint…

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    • mint 1 year ago

      Evening,

      Seville v Roma k.o 20.00

      Roger Ibanez Booking in 90mins.

      Skybet 7/4 Goodluck.

      Mint… 😷 Lost.

  14. jamesylfc 1 year ago

    🇳🇱 NAC Breda v Emmen 🇳🇱
    🇸🇪 Landskrona v Trelleborg 🇸🇪

    ▪️Both Teams to Score Double
    ▪️1.83/1, william hill/bet365

    ✅️✅️
    Late goals ends my bad run, 94th minute NAC Breda goal to make it 1-2 and an 87th minute Landskrona goal to make it 1-1 in Sweden.

    5
  15. Alves 1 year ago

    5/1 winner wi the PP special, no joy wi free bets. Took the Betfair 7/4 that was up aswell. Abraham & En Neysri SOT

  16. dc john boy 1 year ago

    Atlanta btts
    Columbus crew over 1.5tgs

    Double 9/5

    Good luck

    2
  17. jamesylfc 1 year ago

    Couple of punts on the MLS later.

    🇺🇸
    Atlanta Utd v New England Revolution
    -Atlanta Over 1.5 Team Goals

    Columbus Crew v Colorado Rapids
    -Columbus Crew to Win

    Inter Miami v New York Red Bulls
    -Inter Miami Double Chance

    Toronto FC v Chicago Fire
    -Over 2.5 Match Goals

    ▪️Acca
    ▪️6.69/1, william hill

    Using some free bets on some longshots:

    🇺🇸 All MLS Games 🇺🇸
    ▪️A Goal in Both Halves (719/1, william hill)
    ▪️Over 2.5 Match Goals (1061/1, ladbrokes)

    *Might be better odds elsewhere on the above.

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