Slavia Prague vs Sevilla SOCCER PICKS
Slavia Praha and Sevilla measure forces in Eden Aréna, in a return match of this phase of the UEFA Europa League (8th Finals), after the draw by (2-2) 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 match back in advantage, after a draw as a visitor by (2-2), so a draw is enough for less than 2 goals to confirm the qualification to the next phase. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses in away matches; against 13 wins and 2 draws in his stadium. In their last 4 home matches for the UEFA Europa League, Slavia Praha has won 2 and tied 2.
For this competition, he does not lose in his stadium 4 games ago. In 9 matches in the competition, they suffered the first goal 4 times and only managed 1 comeback. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 4 home matches for all competitions: they have scored 3 of their 6 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).
The Slavia comes to this game with a triumph, by 4-0, in the reception to Baník, in a game for the Czech championship. It should be noted that this formation achieved a positive result in the first leg of the second round of the Europa League, when it drew two against Sevilla. In this second match, coach Jindrich Trpisovsky must play in the usual 4-3-3, privileging the organization of his block and counterattacks by the flanks. Forward Miroslav Stoch is the best scorer of Slavia Prague in all competitions, with 13 goals scored. Stanislav Tecl and Sevcik will be out of injury.
The visiting team comes to this match at a disadvantage, because despite the draw in the first leg suffered 2 goals at home. 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, with 12 goals scored and 23 conceded; against 10 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses at their stadium, with 32 goals scored and 14 conceded. In the last match they played, for the First Division, they beat Real Sociedad at home by (5-2). In the last 7 away matches for the UEFA Europa League Sevilla have recorded 5 wins and 2 losses. 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: it opened the scoring in 14 of its last 15 matches for the UEFA Europa League, of these 14 came to the break in lead in 12 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 12. In the last 20 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period highlighted: he suffered 14 of his 33 goals between the minutes (76’-90 ‘).
The Sevilla comes to this day with a victory at home, 5-2, in the reception to the Real Sociedad, returning to the triumphs, after three consecutive games without winning. We remember that the Spaniards need to score to discuss this tie of the Europa League. Normally the coach Pablo Machín plays in 3-5-2, being Pablo Sarabia the great responsible for creating and organizing the offensive process. Wissam Ben Yedder is the scorer of this club, with 26 goals scored in official games. For this game the coach can not count on the injured Nolito.