Sevilla – Lazio SOCCER PICKS
Sevilla and Lazio meet at Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, in a return match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (16th Finals), after the victory outside Sevilla by (0-1) in the first leg. In this game the home factor may be decisive, since Sevilla presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
The home team comes to this second leg with an advantage of 1 goal, after the away win by (0-1) in the first leg. 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, 5 draws and 7 losses in away matches; against 12 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss at their stadium. In the last match they played, for the First Division, they lost to Villarreal by (3-0). In the last 6 home matches for the UEFA Europa League Sevilla have won 6.
In this competition, he has won the last 6 home matches. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. This is a team that usually scores many times first: opened the scoring in 12 of its last 13 matches for the UEFA Europa League, of these 12 came to the break in advantage in 11 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 11. There is 1 highlight period in the last 20 home matches for all competitions: they suffered 5 of their 12 goals between the minutes (31’-45 ‘).
Sevilla comes to this game with a heavy defeat, 3-0, in the displacement of Villarreal. We remember that the Spaniards won Lazio in the first leg of the Europa League round of 32: Ben Yedder scored the only goal of that match. In this game against the fans, coach Pablo Machín must maintain the 3-5-2, with Banega and Franco Vázquez responsible for organizing and creating the offensive process. On the other hand, the advanced Wissam Ben Yedder is the best marker of the team in official competitions, with 20 goals scored. For this game the coach can not count on Aleix Vidal and Nolito, both injured.
After the defeat at home, the visiting team comes to this second leg with a disvalue of 1 goal and with the difficult task of recovering this negative result as a visitor. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses in away matches, with 17 goals scored and 18 conceded; against 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses at their stadium, with 27 goals scored and 18 conceded. The team comes to this match after a loss to Genoa by (2-1). In the last 10 away matches for all competitions, Lazio won 4, tied 2 and lost 4. Their defense has not been very strong, since they suffered at least one goal in each of the last 7 matches, but their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 5 of the last 7 matches for this competition. In 15 games, he never got the comeback in the 6 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Lazio comes into this game with a 2-1 defeat in the Genoa field trip, in a game for the Italian championship: the only goal of the team was scored by Milan Badelj. We remind that visitors need to win to advance in this competition. However, coach Simone Inzaghi must opt for a more cautious strategy, exploring the space in the back of the opponent to apply counterattacks, a very strong point of this team. The forward Ciro Immobile is the great highlight of the visiting team, with 15 goals scored. Out of this game will be Wallace, Milinkovic-Savic, Berisha and Bastos, all injured.