Sevilla v APOEL Betting Tip Sevilla to win to nil – 3 October 2019

Sevilla can continue excellent home record

SpainSevilla v APOELCyprus
Thursday 2nd October 2000hrs
Football – Europe – Europa League
Pick Sevilla to win to nil
Bookmaker Betvictor
Odds: 19/20 (odds taken 20.00 GMT, Wednesday 2 October)

1 X 2
23/100 11/2 27/2

* (Betting Odds were taken from 22Bet on October 2, 2019 at 20.00)

It was contrasting fortunes for Sevilla and APOEL on match day one. The Spaniards will be looking to make it two straight wins in the group whilst their Cypriot visitors are looking for their first points.

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Sevilla Preview – Can Sevilla assert their authority on this group and continue on from comfortable match day one win?

It was job done on match day one for the five times winners of this competition when dispatching Qarabag 3-0 away from home. Julen Lopetegui is in his first season in charge of the club and it’s been a relatively good start under the former Spain and Real Madrid boss. Overseeing what has been a massive turnover in the playing squad, Lopetegui has lead Sevilla to sixth spot after seven games and just a couple of points off top spot in what is a very competitive looking La Liga. The weekend’s 3-2 win at home to Real Sociedad, whom they went level on points with, was a big result having been beaten by Real Madrid and Eibar in consecutive games. The big games keep on coming for them domestically as they face a trip to Barcelona on Sunday.

With their most recent success in this competition coming in 2016 Sevilla will be looking for another successful run. The win in Azerbaijan two weeks ago was a brilliant start and has set them on their way in Group A. They had to be patient however, being made to wait until the last hour half before opening the scoring. The game was also significant as it marked Javier Hernandez’ first goal for the club following his move from West Ham. The Mexican international will be hoping it’s the first of many at his new club.

Hernandez to score anytime and Sevilla to win


APOEL Preview – Are APOEL capable of bouncing back from shock defeat to trouble group favourites?

Having went down 2-0 to F91 Dudelange just after half time in their first game in this group, it looked as though APOEL had rallied and were going on to win the game 3-2. Three goals in the space of four minutes turned the game around and the Cypriots were hoping to get out with their blushes spared. A late rally from their opponents, however, and it turned out to be a disaster of an opening game in this group. To have any sort of ambitions of qualifying Thomas Doll’s men know that their home games, especially against the lowest ranked opponents, have to be won. It now leaves them facing the prospect of having to get something on their travels now in order to qualify.

Ajax were responsible for ending APOEL’s hopes of playing in the Champions League but this is a team who are have a lot of European experience. It’s a group they will feel they can get out of but they will have to defend better. Their European exploits have meant they have played just two league games thus far. APOEL have won both comfortably and will be hoping they can find improved form on their European travels tomorrow.

Key-Facts – Sevilla v APOEL

  • Sevilla were far too good for Qarabag in their opening group game, romping to a 3-0 win away from home
  • APOEL were shocked at home two weeks ago, going down 4-3 at home to Dudelange
  • Sevilla have won six of their last eight at home in this competition without conceding

Sevilla v APOEL Betting Advice

Unsurprisingly Sevilla are red hod favourites to win this one and take control of the section. As groups go it was a kind one of the La Liga club and they will be looking to take advantage. APOEL are dangerous however and although they suffered a surprise result in the first game they should not be underestimated. Their way form has been poor of late in Europe though, although they did defeat group rivals Qarabag in Champions League qualification earlier this season.
Sevilla’s home record is well know. They are traditionally very strong both domestically and in Europe. The last time they suffered a loss at home in the Europa League was back in 2014 – a full 22 games ago. I don’t envisage that ending on Thursday and expect them to have another comfortable evening. Six of their last eight home games in the Europa League have been won without conceding and that’s the way to go again.