EUROPA LEAGUE SEMIS KICK OFF WITH JUVENTUS TAKING ON SEVILLA. PREDICTION
Juventus are confident of a first leg win in their Europa League semi-final clash against record winners Sevilla on Thursday.
The Serie A outfit beat Sporting Lisbon 2-1 over both quarterfinal legs, while Sevilla beat Manchester United 5-2 to advance to the semis.
Juventus have never won the Europa League and are desperate to salvage some silverware after a troubled season that saw them deducted 15 points.
Sevilla on the other hand are seeking to win a record-extending 7th Europa League title but need to get past this stage first.
The winner of this tie, will either meet Roma or Bayer Leverkusen who are playing in the other semifinal on the night.
Sevilla have won each of their last six matches against Italian clubs in the Europa League; the most recent saw them defeat Inter in the 2020 final.
Sevilla have reached the semi-finals of the Europa League on five occasions – more than any other team in the history of the competition.
They have also gone on to lift the trophy on every previous occasion when making it this far and will use this as a morale boost.
Juventus have also progressed to the finals the last two times they have been in this position, beating Real Madrid and AS Monaco.
Can the Italians get at least a positive result in the first leg of this heated encounter? Click here to make your predictions.
What time does Juventus vs Sevilla start?
The game kicks off at 21:00 CET at the Allianz Stadium.
Juventus vs Sevilla team news
Mattia De Sciglio remains sidelined after undergoing surgery on his knee and is joined by Bremer on the absentee list.
Both Paul Pogba and Federico Chiesa are available for selection but are more than likely to feature from the bench.
Dusan Vlahovic will lead the attacking line, supported by Filip Kostic and Angel Di Maria in the final third of the pitch.
For the visitors, Lucas Ocampos, Fernando and Erik Lamela are all part of the traveling squad and will feature.
Bryan Gil and Youssef En Nesyri will be reliable for providing an attacking threat for Sevilla.
Juventus vs Sevilla head to head
These sides have played against each other 5 times and Juve have the advantage, winning 3 games, compared to Sevilla’s one win.
Juventus vs Sevilla current form
The hosts have won their last 2 consecutive games but had lost a similar number prior to that and one draw in their last 5 games.
The visitors have lost just once in that run and won all of the remaining 4 games.
Juventus vs Sevilla prediction
This fixture is one that is necessarily known for plenty of goals and with all that’s at stake, this trend may continue. Juventus are tipped as favourite’s for a first leg win.
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