Our football expert shares betting tips for the Europa League final as Jose Mourinho’s Roma side take on six-time competition winners Sevilla in the final at the Puskas Arena in Budapest.
Sevilla v Roma (Wednesday 20:00 UTC+01:00)
Two European stalwarts head to Hungary to battle it in Budapest’s Puskás Aréna for this season’s Europa League final. The first of the major UEFA club competitions, with the finals of the Champions League on the 10th of June and the Europa League Conference on the 7th of June. Jose Mourinho leads I Giallorossi to yet another continental cup final. After beating Feyenoord last year in the inaugural Conference season he became the first manager to win the competition, and also to have won all three of the above trophies. José Luis Mendilibar leads the Andalusian club, they’ve won the competition four times in the last ten years. Ironically they haven’t won their domestic league since 1946, continental expeditions appear to suit them better. This match is sure to be a thriller with odds not favouring any result remarkably, 1×2 currently stands at 2.68 2.85 2.95
Sevilla has had a poor season this year in La Liga, currently standing in 11th place. Victory in this cup final is the only way to ensure they qualify for European competition next year, making the match all the more prolific. They lost to Los Blancos over the weekend 2-1, with an early goal from Rafa Mir not setting the standard for a match where they only accomplished 33% possession. Ultimately they fell afoul of a brace from the ever-prevalent Rodrygo, frustration showed later in the match with Marcos Acuña being red-carded. Mir currently stands at 3.20 to score anytime in this match, with his Moroccan teammate Youssef En-Nesyri leading with 2.90. With a run of poor form this season’s end and a deficit in goal difference, it’ll be essential that their defence holds and they can put numbers on the scoreboard. The margin of victory is looking slim, to win by one goal in ordinary time is at 4.00. Or perhaps no goals are likely at 6.50
AS Roma have had more success in their domestic league, the Serie A, currently standing in 6th place, European qualification is assured though whether it is the Europa League or Conference, will depend on the outcome of their last game against Spezia on Sunday 4th June. With a similar story to their forthcoming Spanish adversaries, Roma as well lost 2-1 over the weekend to Conference finalists Fiorentina. Stephan El Shaarawy put the Reds into an early lead, which they held until the game’s final minutes. He’s at 4.50 to score anytime this match, with his Argentine teammate Paulo Bruno Dybala at 3.60.
A tough match to predict, with both teams having proven success on the continent. Though in conflicting fashion suffering with form domestically, it’s anyone’s game. Correct score in ordinary time 2-1 to either team is at 11.00 or 1-1 at 6.00
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