Spanish side Sevilla will be in search of a fourth Europa league title when they take on unfancied Ukrainian side Dnipro in the final in Warsaw on Wednesday.
Sevilla Betting News
Unai Emery’s side are looking to overtake illustrious names such as Inter Milan, Juventus and Liverpool as sides with the most UEFA Cup/Europa League wins. The quartet currently have three wins apiece however while the aforementioned trio have claimed their titles in the 70’s, 80’s, 90s and 2000’s all of Sevilla’s win have come since 2006. Not is history on the cards for the club they would also secure direct qualification into next season’s Champion’s league, something that their fifth place finish in La Liga could not guarantee. The current holders have lost just one of their 14 games in this season competition and overcame the much fancied Fiorentina in the final. Sevilla have scored 26 goals in this season’s competition, five of which have been scored by Carlos Bacca. Emery will have an almostfully fit squad to choose from with the fit-again Timothee Kolodziejczak and Vitolo included and long term absentee’s long-term injury absentees Nico Pareja and Sebastian Cristoforo missing out. Given their recent pedigree Sevilla will have high hopes off adding to their trophy cabinet.
Dnipro Betting News
This season’s surprise package will be bidding to join Dynamo Kiev (European Cup Winners’ Cup 1975, 1986) and FC Shakhtar Donetsk (UEFA Cup 2009) as Ukrainian sides to taste European success. Should they achieve that aim then they will have done so by beating some big names along the way. The semi-final win over Napoli whilst unexpected was not totally unsurprising especially as Dnipro had already beaten Olympiakos, Ajax and come out of a group that contained Inter Milan and St. Etienne. Consistency has been key to their success,goalkeeper Denys Boyko and central defender Douglas have featured in every minute of their campaign since the start of the group stage while a 3-2 win over Shakhtar Donetsk at the weekend kept alive their hopes of Champions league qualification through their domestic league was achieved with key men rested. One man who could miss out however is striker Yevhen Seleznyov. The forward, scorer of both goals in the 2-1 aggregate semi-final win over Napoli is struggling with a knee injury and could miss out.
Sevilla vs Dnipro Match Prediction
This will be the first competitive meeting between these two. In Dnipro’s only previous meeting with Spanish opposition they lost to Real Zaragoza while Sevilla have won three of four meetings with Ukrainian sides, drawing the other one. In the 2010 Europa league group stages they beat FC Karpaty Lviv 5-0 over two meetings.
Match Betting Tip: Sevilla are @1.60with Bet365 to win