Liverpool v Sevilla Final – Preview and Tips

Liverpool FC will look to match Sevilla FC’s 4 successes in this competition as the sides come together in the UEFA Europa League final in St Jakob stadium in Basel (Switzerland). Jürgen Klopp seeking to end first season at Anfield with a European trophy. Sevilla is aiming to become the first team to lift the trophy 3 years running! Unai Emery bidding to equal Trapattoni’s record of 3 titles as coach.

But the most important… the winner earns a place in the UEFA Champions League group stage.

Liverpool’s 34 UEFA games against Spanish opposition have ended W14 D10 L10. Those matches include two final victories on neutral territory: 1-0 against Real Madrid in the 1981 European Champion Clubs’ Cup in Paris and 5-4 after extra time against Deportivo Alavés in the 2001 UEFA Cup in Dortmund.

Sevilla’s 8 UEFA meetings with English sides have ended W3 D2 L3. These games include a 4-0 success against Middlesbrough FC in the 2006 UEFA Cup final, played on neutral territory in Eindhoven.

Neither side have lost a UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League final, though it took penalties to settle two of Sevilla’s deciders.

José Antonio Reyes appeared in Atlético’s final victory in 2010 and Sevilla’s wins in 2014 and 2015, so could become the first player to appear in four final wins. He also featured in the group stage during Atlético’s triumphant 2011/12 campaign.

Liverpool have lost just once in 14 UEFA Europa League games this season (W6 D7 L1). It was the 1-0 defeat in Villareal for the 1st leg of the semi-finals.

Sevilla’s record 8 games since transferring across from the UEFA Champions League group stage and they are currently at W4 D2 L2.

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Possible lineups (from

Liverpool: Mignolet; Clyne, Lovren, Touré, Moreno; Lallana, Can, Milner; Firmino, Sturridge, Coutinho.
Out: Rossiter (hamstring), Gomez (knee), Sakho (suspended)
Doubtful: Origi (ankle/foot)

Sevilla: David Soria; Mariano, Rami, Carriço, Escudero; Krychowiak, N’Zonzi; Coke, Banega, Vitolo; Gameiro.
Out: Krohn-Dehli (knee), Trémoulinas (knee)

Our bet: We have been very successful backing Liverpool in most cases in the competition and we will do it for one last time. With huge respect to Seville and what they have achieved in the previous years, our bet is Liverpool to win.

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Liverpool to win (13/10, 2.30)

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