Basel vs Sevilla 03/10/2016 UEFA Europa League Preview, Odds and Prediction
Sevilla vs Basel
Thursday 10th March 2016 13:00(ET)
The Line: Basel 9/4 Draw 12/5 Sevilla 23/20 See the Latest Odds
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The Europa League Champions Sevilla travel to Switzerland to take on a red hot Basel at St Jakob Park in what should be a really interesting game between two well matched teams. Sevilla have a quality team and although they lost Carlos Bacca in the summer they replaced him with the brilliant Konoplyanka, Llorente and Nzonzi. Sevilla are up to fifth in the table after a so and so start to the season but Sevilla usually finish strong and it wouldnt be a surprise to see Sevilla get into the top four in La Liga. Sevilla have also won this competition back to back so if they win this year making it three in a row they will be the first team to win three European trophies in row since Bayern Munich won three European Cups in a row in the seventies.
Basel are underdogs here but this is a good team and shouldnt be over looked. Basel have a good mix of youth and experience with the experienced Janko leading the line up front and Embolo, Zuffi and Delgado providing support from the midfield. This is a team that is used to winning as well and winning is a good habit to be in. Basel will take the fame to Sevilla here especially at home, the Swiss side will want to take a lead to Spain if possible and their best opportunity will be at home here on Thursday night.
This one looks to be a tough one to call, Sevilla are rightly favoured to go through but I think they will struggle to beat Basel in Switzerland. I am going to take the draw here as I reckon Basel can be really competitive at home, to be honest Basel on the handicap also appeals as they may sneak a 2-1 win here but I like the value being offered on the draw.