Serial Europa League winners Sevilla will be eager to get their group campaign off to a flying start in the tricky surrounds of the Azerbaijan Premier League champions FK Qarabag.
The Spanish outfit will look to continue their goal trail in the Europa League having netted over 1.5 goals in thirteen of their last 16 games. That is one of the reasons why the Sevillistas head into the game as such favourites with online betting sites. Qarabag also conceded four over two legs against Linfield and look a little suspect at the back allowing Sevilla to get their scoring boots on. Sevilla to score over 1.5 goals is not the best paying bet, but it is still a great way to pick up a win.
SEVILLA TO SCORE OVER 1.5 GOALS
To get maximum value from full time betting markets then backing Sevilla to win to nil is arguably the best way to go. Qarabag failed to score at home against APOEL, losing 2-0 in the third qualifying round and needed a playoff in order to make it through to the group stages. Sevilla have also been rock-solid on the road in La Liga this season having kept two clean sheets from their two away games so far. That is why when looking for value with popular sportsbooks, Sevilla to win to nil is the way to go.
SEVILLA TO WIN TO NIL
The first half in this contest is rather unpredictable so we recommend staying out of it, however, the second half is a little easier to predict as Sevilla as 75% of all Sevilla’s goals in La Liga this season have come in the second 45. That makes the visitors more likely to come alive later in the game and stamp their authority.
SEVILLA TO WIN THE SECOND HALF
Head to Head
This will be the first ever time the two sides have met in competitive action. However, Qarabag did hold Atletico Madrid to two draws during the 2017/18 Champions League group stages recording a 0-0 and 1-1 on their way to last place in the group that season.
Sevilla to win to nil
Sevilla’s record in the Europa League speaks for itself with a record five wins and immediately Julen Lopetegui’s men will have designs once again on the grand prize. For Qarabag (who are now European regulars), progression from the group is the eye, however, Qarabag have already played eight games in the competition just to get this far and that may take its toll as Sevilla take a narrow to nil victory.
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All Predictions by Callum Brady