Akhisar Genclik Spor – Sevilla SOCCER PICKS
Akhisar Belediye and Sevilla meet, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (Group Stage). In this game the home factor may be decisive, as the Akhisar Belediye presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 4 th position, without any points won, after 3 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Standard by (2-1). In the last match, they lost out to Sevilla by (6-0). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses in away matches; against 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses at their stadium. In their last match, for the Süper Lig, they tied with the BB Erzurumspor at home (1-1). In the last 10 home matches Akhisar Belediye has won 3, tied 3 and lost 4. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 matches, so there are defensive processes that need improvement. This is a team that scores only a few times and was only able to open the scoring in 3 of its last 15 games, of these 3 reached the halftime advantage in 2 and won at the end of the 90 ‘in 2. In 15 games, never got the comeback in the 12 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 8 away matches for all competitions there are 2 periods that stand out: they have scored 4 of their 8 goals between minutes (76’-90 ‘); He suffered 3 of his 7 goals between the minutes (16’-30 ‘).
Akhisar depart for this day after a 1-1 draw at the reception at Erzurumspor, in a game for the Turkish Championship. We remember that the Turks are doing a lousy Europa League, since they have lost the 3 games played so far. In this reception to Sevilla, coach Cihat Arslan must bet on the usual tactical system, the 4-2-3-1, benefiting the defensive organization and counterattacks. Yevgen Seleznov is one of the great highlights of the Akhisar, with 4 goals scored. For this game the local coach can not count on Serginho, due to an injury.
The away team is currently in the 1 st position, with 6 points won, after 2 wins and 1 loss. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Krasnodar, by (2-1). In the last match, they won in a home match against Akhisar Belediye, by (6-0). This is a team that usually shows similar results, at home and abroad. It is usually not affected by the home team, since in the last 30 matches they register 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses in away matches; against 11 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses at their stadium. The team comes to this match after a draw away with Real Sociedad by (0-0). In the last 4 away matches for the UEFA Europa League, Sevilla won 3 and lost 1. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 9 matches for this competition. This is a team that usually scores many times first: opened the scoring in 9 of its last 9 matches for the UEFA Europa League, of these 9 came to the break in advantage in 8 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 8. In the last 12 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period highlighted: he suffered 7 of his 12 goals between the minutes (76’-90 ‘).
Sevilla left for this motivated game, after a 0-0 draw at Real Sociedad, registering the second game in a row without tasting the victory. In the last day of the group stage of the Europa League, the Spaniards won the Akhisar 6-0. In this game away from home coach Pablo Machín must play in the usual 3-4-3, benefiting possession of the ball and organized attacks through the flanks. Normally in the Sevilla attack play Sarabia, Muriel and Promes. The first two are very competent at the time of finishing. For this game the coach has in doubt André Silva, Mercado, Kjaer and Bien Yedder, due to injury.