Lazio v Sevilla Predictions & Betting Odds – 14th February 2019

Italians can edge home leg in heavyweight clash

Europa League Betting

Lazio v Sevilla Betting Tips – Europa League, 14th February 5.55pm

This is a heavyweight clash in the round of 32 in the UEFA Europa League. This is not going to be an easy tie for either of them. Can Lazio make the most of home soil advantage against the three-time competition winners Sevilla? Read our predictions for Lazio v Sevilla.

Lazio v Sevilla Betting Odds*

Lazio 11/8
Sevilla 2/1
Draw 23/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 11th, 2019 at 11:18 p.m.)

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Lazio have a record of W5 D4 L9 against Spanish opposition. It could be all important for them to get something at the Stadio Olimpico on Thursday night. Their most recent fixtures against Spanish opposition was in the 2011/12 Europa League when they lost to Atletico Madrid at this stage. The Italians finished as runners up in their group in the first round of action, they collected just the nine points whereas group winner Frankfurt banked 18.

But still, Lazio qualified with two games to spare. In the 2017/18 season, Lazio made a run to the quarterfinals, never having been beyond that. Lazio have won three of tier five previous Europa League round of 32 ties. Their home record at this stage of the competition is W3 L2. Interestingly both defeats there were in first legs, each win was a second leg game. Lazio have won 11 of their last 15 (D2 L2) home games in Europe. Their home record in the knockout stage of the Europa League is W5 D2 L3.

 

Key-Facts – Lazio v Sevilla

  • Lazio have lost just two of their last 15 European home games
  • The Italians have won three of the previous five ties at this stage of the competition
  • Sevilla were top scorers in the group stage

 

Sevilla started in the second qualifying round of this season’s Europa League because they finished seventh in La Liga last term. They won six out of six qualification matches. Then went on to top their group with twelve points, scoring 18 goals along the way. That was the most of all clubs in the group stage. This is their first appearance in the knockout phase of the Europa League. They have gone on to win the competition three times before.

Overall then the Spaniards have won ten of their 12 European matches this season totalling 35 goals and conceding just seven. Sevilla only won one of their three away games in the group stage which was against Akhisar on matchday four. Their only other win in their last seven games outside of Spain was their 2016 final success over Liverpool. Sevilla hold a W3 D2 L5 record against Italian clubs. Sevilla and Chelsea are the only two former Europa League Winners left in this season’s competition.

Lazio v Sevilla Predictions

Lazio to win: We can see this being a really close tie at the end of the day and it’s going to be all about the better home performers. We are going with Lazio to open the tie with a positive result. Home win at 11/8 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 11th, 2019 at 11:18 p.m.)


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