Europa League Prediction Sevilla vs Zalgiris
The goal to reach the Europa League is for the Sevilla a must next Sunday, the Andalusian team will play in the Spanish Super Cup against Barcelona, but they will want to make a good result in this first leg, even to go to Lithuania to manage the effort, because the Spanish championship will start three days after the second leg of the European tie for Sevilla on the ground of newly promoted Rayo Vallecano.
In the pre-season, in particular, the Spaniards were only defeated by Benfica. In the second qualifying round, they fended off the Ujpest Hungarians, winning 4-0 at home and 3-1 away.
Zalgiris were the second best team in the Lithuanian championship, only behind champion Suduva.
Zalgiris is in 2nd place, with 37 points, again behind the Suduva, which has 11 points and 2 games played in the current edition, which goes midway through and is already entering the last third.
The team is very focused on this Europa League, so much so that it even saw the championship games being postponed to play in the qualifying rounds.
They started to play in the first round, where they knocked out the Faroe Islands KI, winning 2-1 away and drawing 1-1 at home.
In the last round, the second, they moved away from Vaduz, Liechtenstein, with a 1-0 triumph at home and a 1-1 draw.
The quality differential of the Spanish team to Lithuanian is huge and Sevilla, in the image of what they did in the last round, should not feel difficult to win this opponent.
There is a special factor here in this analysis, is that within three days Sevilla face Barcelona for the Super Cup and will want to enter all gas, making 2 or 3 goals that allow him to manage the result without having to run both in the second half.
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Already with Ujpest, they won 3-0 at half-time (even if they reached 2-0 with a half-hour penalty, in a move that left the Hungarians playing 10) and this Zalgiris has succeeded in balanced games with teams from the Faroe Islands and Liechtenstein, so Sevilla have everything to achieve a thrashing and start building it in the first 45 minutes, by the factor I mentioned, in order to get the foot off the accelerator in the last half hour, at least.
Bet Tip: Sevilla AH -1.25 HT