Sevilla vs JuventusUEFA Europa League, KO: 20:00 May 18, 2023, Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium
SEVILLA have the scent of another Europa League triumph in their nostrils and will be hoping the last-gasp leveller they conceded in Turin won't come back to haunt them in the second leg of their semi-final with Juventus.
The La Liga side were good value for their 1-0 lead deep into stoppage-time, only for Juve stopper Federico Gatti to head home in the last seconds of stoppage time to bring up my BTTS bet.
Juventus were the tournament favourites heading into the first leg but they're now out to 11/4 with most firms while Jose Mourinho's Roma have been installed as the frontrunners.
Sevilla are available at 11/4 and plenty of punters will fancy a flutter at that price, given the club's incredible record in this competition. They have lifted the trophy a record six times, all since 2006, so will be confident of going all the way again.
It has been a disappointing domestic season for the Rojiblancos but they are ending the campaign in style under José Luis Mendilibar, their third manager this term.
Sevilla have lost just once in their last 11 games so Juventus will need to up their game significantly from the first leg if they're to win in Spain.
The Turin giants have been in good form in Serie A, with Sunday's 2-0 win over Cremonese making it three successive victories in a charge up to second place. But the threat of a points deduction for financial problems continues to cast doubts over whether they will qualify for next season's Champions League.
The only way to guarantee a seat at Europe's top table will be winning the Europa League so that will give Max Allegri's side extra motivation as they prepare for a hostile night at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.
How the bookies view it
Sevilla are 3/4 favourites with Unibet to qualify after their draw in Italy while Juventus are 11/10 at BoyleSports to reach the final. For a win on the night, the La Liga side are 31/20 with BetUK while Juve are 11/5 shots at VBet and the stalemate pays 9/4 with Unibet.
Head to head
Juventus have lost just one of their five meetings with Sevilla and will be hoping the 2016/17 Champions League campaign acts as an omen. In that season, these sides played out a 0-0 draw in Turin before Juventus won 3-1 in Spain.
Players to watch
Youssef En-Nesyri continued his impressive season by scoring Sevilla's goal in Turin. The Moroccan has 22 goals for club and country this term and is 2/1 at William Hill to add to that tally here.
Paul Pogba made a big impact off the bench in the first leg so the injury he picked up at the weekend is a big blow for Juventus. Dusan Vlahovic let me down when I tipped him for a goal last week but the Serb will still be Juve's biggest threat and he's 13/5 at BetVictor for anytime scorer.
Anything else catch the eye?
With the tie in the balance it could be cagey to begin with so the half-time draw looks good at 57/50 with Unibet. Backing most goals to come after the break also appeals and that pays 11/10 at Paddy Power.
The first leg was pretty fiery and seven yellows were flashed, although unfortunately Marcos Acuna avoided one after I'd backed him at a whopping 9/1 with LiveScoreBet. Both the left-back and Nemaja Gudelj have been great value for cards all season, picking up 17 and 16 respectively. I'm switching to the Serb for this one and Gudelj is 12/5 with Unibet to be carded. If you fancy a flutter on Acuna, he's 39/20 with the same firm.
Sevilla won 5-2 on the corner count in Turin and so I fancy the Spanish side at -1 in the corner handicap, which pays 10/11 at Unibet.
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