Sevilla vs Krasnodar: Predictions, Betting Tips & Odds
Thursday, December 13th, 2018 @19:55
Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán
A single point will be enough for Krasnodar to win Group J whilst Sevilla know they must at least match Standard Liege’s result against Akhisarspor if they are to progress.
According to the league table, progression may look like a job well done for Russian side Krasnodar, however, despite topping Group J by three points, a defeat by four or more goals could see them eliminated.
That is an unlikely scenario, but a trip to Sevilla is no easy task even if the Spanish giants have made hard work of their Europa League campaign this season.
Defeats to Krasnodar and Standard Liege has made Pablo Machín’s campaign come down to the wire and victory is the only way to ensure his side reach the latter stages.
It seems harsh that after four wins, Krasnodar are still not certain of progression, but they have shown more than enough this season to not be on the end of a Sevilla hammering even though the Spaniards have scored a whopping 11 goals in their two Europa League home games so far.
When on it, Sevilla have been playing sublime football, however, as shown against Krasnodar they are capable of a momentary lapse of concentration.
However, with so much on the line, do not expect Sevilla to slip up this time with the five-time Europa League winners out for revenge.
Unbeaten at home in all competitions since the middle of September, a Sevilla win is the only way to go in this one but considering their Russian opponents are yet to fail to score in a group game, back both teams to score with Sevilla taking this one 3-1.
- Over 3.5 goals
Sevilla have scored 11 goals in their two group home games so far this season whilst Krasnodar have scored in all five of their group games so far making this a sure thing when looking through betting sites for the best bets.
- A Sevilla win and both teams to score
Sevilla have only lost once at home all season in all competitions and need to win and as mentioned above, Krasnodar are yet to fail to score in the group stages.
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Head to Head
Krasnodar only formed in 2008 so it is of little surprise to learn the only prior meeting between the two was the matchday two clash in early October.
Sevilla took the lead through a Charles Kabore own goal before a 72nd minute Mauricio Pereyra strike levelled the tie with Tornike Okriashvili winning it for the Russians in the 88th minute.
- No side has won the Europa League more times that Sevilla with five titles to their name.
- Sevilla, Red Bull Salzburg and Eintracht Frankfurt are the group stage top scorers with 15 goals each.
- Despite having four wins to their name, a defeat of four goals or more could still eliminate Krasnodar.
- In total Sevilla have played five European home games this season scoring 19 goals in the process.
- This is Krasnodar’s fourth time in the group stages having previously qualified for the latter stages.