Sevilla v Fenerbahce – UEL Betting Preview
Sevilla have suffered two major setbacks in the last seven days.
Losing at home to Osasuna (2-3) was followed up last weekend by being hammered 6-1 by rivals Atletico Madrid.
Sampaoli’s future is now in real doubt due to such bad performances on top of a season already full of disappointment and underachievement.
In La Liga they have dropped right back into relegation trouble.
The UEFA Europa League will provide some welcome relief and this is a real pressure game for the club and definitely the manager.
Only a win will suffice here to appease the support and the board. And they will not want to travel to Turkey for the second leg needing to win.
Looking at the Sevilla team news now, where they have a number of men out including a fresh absence in the shape Gueye who limped off on the weekend.
He joins the already missing Loic Badé, Marcao, and Papu Gómez, and Karim Rekik.
The only positive is that Fernando returns from a suspension.
Fenerbahce will land in Spain confident of getting a positive result from this struggling host in the shape of Sevilla.
The Turks contain attacking talents such as Enner Valencia and they are full aware of how fragile Sevilla and their defence are this season.
The visitors currently occupy second place in their league and arrive in good mood, winning 4 from their last 5 games including a 2-1 away success over Kayserispor on the weekend.
They are six games unbeaten on their UEFA travels this season.
They would love to draw this first leg but the most important thing is to stay close, so a narrow loss would not be a disaster.
Fenerbahçe boss Jorge Jesus has a few injury concerns. The Turks are missing Sangare with a knee injury.
There are also have doubts over Alioski their left sided midfielder, along with Brazilian duo Gustavo Henrique and Luan Peres.
Looking at the 1×2 market first. Sevilla is the favourite to win @ 1.80. Fenerbahce will not be an easy team for the Spanish to defeat, the draw is @ 3.75 and the away win is @ 4.65.
Moving onto the Asian handicap betting for this contest. Sevilla give away a big -0.75 start @ 2.01. While Fenerbahce could be the value with a +0.75 start @ 1.86.
Looking at The Under/Over goal betting last of all. The line is set at 2.5, over is @ 1.96 and the under is @ 1.87. Sevilla’s last five UEL contests have seen only one side score.