Spanish side Sevilla and Italian Inter will face each other in the Europa League final in Cologne this Friday. Both teams are in great form so we should expect an exciting game hopefully with lots of goals. In the Sevilla vs Inter betting preview the Milanese team is the favourite after knocking out Shakhtar Doneck but Sevilla’s experience makes them a difficult opponent.
Inter won 5-0 against Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk in the second semi-final of this season’s Europa League. Both Lautaro Martinez and Romelu Lukaku scored twice and helped their team to ease through to the final. While Sevilla had a much more difficult job against Manchester United on Sunday night. The Spanish side were down 1-0 but managed to equalise in the first half. After United missed their chances, Luuk de Jong scored the winning goal for Sevilla in the 78th minute. And even though the Red Devils still tried to score, Sevilla’s goalkeeper Yassine Bounou and the defenders managed to stop them. So the five-time Europa League winner got into the final and will fight for their sixth title. Inter have also won the UEFA Cup three times before, but their last victory is from 1998.
Sevilla vs Inter betting preview suggest Italian victory
Even online sportsbooks in Spain are favouring Inter to win the game with the odds of 2.20 at Bet365. As we mentioned they were very confident against Shakhtar and in their last few games as well. They finished as a runner-up in Serie A and knocked out Getafe and Bayern Leverkusen in the previous Europa League rounds. Their star players, Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez are in superb form, and we should see them score again. But Sevilla have great forwards too who can easily score. Like Lucas Ocampos, Munir or Luuk de Jong. So the odds of both teams to score is relatively low with 1.75. While the odds of a game with 3 or more goals are 2.00.
Defenders will have a crucial part in stopping the attacks. In the Sevilla back we find Jesus Navas, Sergio Reguilon and Brazilian Diego Carlos who were stable in the season but showed weakness against United. While in Inter Diego Godin is leading a more experienced defense. We should see which one will work better under the pressure and help his team to the Europa League trophy.
Goalkeepers can play an important part
Though the odds for a draw in the Sevilla vs Inter betting preview are 3.30 at Bet365, the most likely final result is a 1-1 draw with the odds of 6.00. Followed by a 1-0 Inter win with the odds of 7.50. Routine and their great coach, Julen Lopetegui might help Sevilla to get to extra time or even to penalties, both options have the odds of 6.00. But even if the two teams don’t get to the penalties, goalkeepers can decide the result of a game. As with great saves they can inspire their teams to goals, like Bono did against United. But committing stupid errors can mean the end of their hopes. Just as City’s goalkeeper Edmilson’s fault did in the Champions League.
We can find great goalkeepers at both sides but perhaps Inter’s Samir Handanovic got more experience. Online gambling sites in Spain are offering the odds of 2.75 for Inter to keep a clear sheet, while Sevilla have the odds of 4.00 to do so. Surely all neutral football fans will hope for lots of goals and an entertaining game on Friday night, where Inter manager Antonio Conte can also win his first international trophy.