Sevilla vs Fiorentina 05/07/2015 UEFA Europa League Preview, Odds and Prediction
Fiorentina vs Sevilla
Thursday 7th May 2015 20:05(GMT)
The Line: Sevilla 4/5 Draw 11/4 Fiorentina 4/1 See the Latest Odds
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Sevilla play host to Fiorentina on Thursday night in the first leg of their UEFA Europa League Semi final. Sevilla as the holders will be looking to get a win here at home to take to Italy for the second leg. A win in the competition this year will provide one of the last four with a place in the Champions League next season, a carrot that should mean all four teams put their all into the games with only Dnipro looking likely to qualify through their domestic league. Sevilla have been excellent in this competition for the last two years and their home form is terrific. Look to Bacca and Gameiro to fire them to a win tonight to make it seven wins from seven in home games in the competition.
Fiorentina have looked a tired team of late and their domestic form has been terrible but the team has been able to raise their performance levels in this competition and they were impressive in both legs of their quarter final victory over Dynamo Kyiv. With on loan Chelsea winger Mohamad Salah in sensational form Fiorentina have found a player that could lead them into the future. The immenent return of Guiseppi Rossi to be teamed with the creativity of Salah will have La Viola fans watering at the mouth. Tonight though Gomez and Salah will test Sevilla's rearguard and Fiorentina's able defence will be tough to break down.
This should be the pick of the games tonight but it is a tough one to call. I'm going to take Sevilla to get the win though as they have won eight in a row at home in this competiton and have a special relationship with the competition. There are few fans across Europe as passionate as Sevilla's and tonight's atmosphere should be intense. Take Sevilla to get the win in what should be a really entertaining game.