Fenerbahce v Sevilla – UEL Betting Preview
Fenerbahce will be determined to make a comeback having lost the first leg 2-0 against a struggling Sevilla.
The Turks did not feel that they did themselves justice in the first leg, but they remain confident that the tie is not dead.
With attacking talents such as Enner Valencia, they carry a genuine belief that they can score and beat a fragile Sevilla. They have to their advantage, the fact they didn’t play a league game on the weekend whereas Sevilla had to fight hard to win a relegation battle.
The visitors currently occupy second place in their league and arrive in a good mood, winning 4 from their last 5 games including a 2-1 away success over Kayserispor in the first week of March.
Fenerbahçe boss Jorge Jesus has a few injury concerns. The Turks are missing Sangare and Dursun with knocks.
They also cannot use Alioski their left-sided midfielder, along with Brazilian duo Gustavo Henrique and Luan Peres.
Sevilla had suffered two major setbacks in the recent league matches before an exciting comeback win over Almeria in a must-win weekend match.
The hammering 6-1 by rivals Atletico Madrid damaged confidence but if they can protect their 2-0 first leg lead here, the mood will start to pick up once more.
Sampaoli’s future remains in some doubt due to such bad performances on top of a season already full of disappointment and underachievement. For him to repair this season then a long run in the Europa League is much needed.
They will travel to Fenerbahce big favourites to progress after winning 2-0 in Seville.
Looking at team news for Sevilla. Gonzalo Montiel, Pape Gueye and Fernando Reges return from bans, but Gueye will not make the trip as the boss keeps him on ice for the weekend.
Jorge Sampaoli is without the injured Marcao, Papu Gómez and Karim Rekik.
Looking at the 1×2 market first. Sevilla is the outsider to win @ 3.15. The draw is @ 3.10 and Fenerbahce is the favourites to win @ 2.30.
Moving onto the Asian handicap betting for this contest. Sevilla gets a +0.25 start @ 1.89.
Fenerbahce -0.25 need to win by two goals to qualify which is a real stretch, but it means Sevilla would settle for a narrow loss. This adds to the chances of the home side winning @ 1.97.
Looking at The Under/Over goal betting last of all. The line is set at 2.5. Over is @ 1.90 and the under is @ 1.86. Sevilla’s last six UEL contests have seen only one side score.