Five times Europa League winners Sevilla welcome APOEL to the Pizjuan for game day two of this season’s group stage.
Sevilla beat Qarabag 3-0 away on match day one, with Javier Hernandez scoring his first goal for the club since his arrival from West Ham in the summer. Meanwhile, APOEL lost 4-3 at home to F91 Dudelange in what is the Luxembourg side’s second ever appearance in the group stage.
GAME TO END WITH UNDER 3 GOALS
Sevilla have lost their last two La Liga games to Real Madrid and Eibar respectively and have a game with Real Sociedad this weekend before this one against APOEL. Los Rojiblancos will be looking to bounce back in their favoured competition.
Sevilla have a lot of attacking options to call upon and they should be too much for APOEL to deal with. The Cypriot side have conceded six goals in their last two matches between the Europa League and the Cypriot First Division.
SEVILLA TO WIN BY A TWO GOAL MARGIN
The Spanish outfit will be hoping to make it two wins out of two in this one and will be keen to unsure their unbeaten home form continues. Meanwhile, APOEL will be happy to even pick up a point after losing their opening game in the group.
GAME TO END 2-0
Head to Head
These sides have never met before in European competition.
The match to end in a Seville win
Seville will be hoping to make it six wins in the competition this season and will see the group stage as a steppingstone on their way to another final. The Spanish side might have to do without defender Sergio Reguilon who is a doubt for this game.
APOEL need something from this game if they are to keep alive any hope of qualifying for the knockout rounds. The Cypriots have won both their opening two league games and have a Super Cup match against AEL Limassol on Sunday before turning their attention to this tie.
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