Sevilla vs Manchester United Betting Tips: Dream, realistic and wild card options

Sevilla vs Manchester United feature

Sevilla lock horns with Manchester United in this Sunday’s Europa League semifinal clash in Cologne. With the RheinEnergieStadion set for a compelling encounter, we bring you our Squawka Dream, realistic and wildcard betting scenarios. So, without further ado…

Despite the fact that both teams have already qualified for next season’s Champions League permutations through their domestic efforts, you can still expect a high-quality affair to unfold when Los Palanganas and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men meet this Sunday.

And if the clash is anything like the action that resulted between the two sides when they last met – featuring a Romelu Lukaku goal and a Wissam Ben Yedder masterclass – then there’ll be plenty of thrill and entertainment on offer across the pitch.

However, given that this season’s modified round-robin schedule sees the semifinal matches take place across a single game instead of the customary two legs, the anticipation will be heightened.

Sevilla are unbeaten in 19 games across all competitions and are veterans of the Europa League, having already bagged five final victories in the last decade or so. On the other hand, the men from Manchester boast an attack that, when fit and raring to go, cannot be contained, even by the best of defenders.

So, who will emerge victoriously and secure passage to the Europa League final, where either Inter Milan or Shakhtar Donetsk await? Well our realistic, dream, wildcard and Squawka suggest tips below provide you with a better betting insight ahead of the game…

Dream: Sevilla to dominate second-half

Julen Lopetegui’s men love to spoil a party, allowing their opposition to cling onto some hope of victory before swooping in after the half-time break to steal the points.

It’s what they’ve done in two of their last three games; drawing at half-time before then going on to claim the win at full-time – which would surprise no one if it unfolded again in Cologne this Sunday.

For Solksjaer’s soldiers, this particular battle plan spells trouble, especially considering their own proclivities to take the foot off the collective gas.

Indeed, with a front four that has yet to take a breath in a season stretching well beyond 32 games – with Bruno Fernandes having played around 4216 minutes since his arrival in January – the sloppiness that we’ve seen in recent matches is more than likely to be down to fatigue.

Unfortunately for United, Sevilla’s pressing and merciless hunting makes the Red Devils ripe for exploitation, evident in the fact that Solksjaer’s men have struggled to be level at the 45-minute mark in their last three European outings.

All in all, expect a second-half where Los Palanganas slip into a fifth gear.

Betting Tip: Sevilla to win half time/full time @ 15/4 with Bet365

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Sevilla 2017/18 defensive convex

The 2017/18 Europa League campaign for Sevilla echoes a similar defensive setup to this season’s efforts…

Realistic: Under 2.5 goals scored

Though both teams possess stellar attacking players, and as easy as it would be to expect goals galore, a low-scoring game is far more likely an outcome to unfold this Sunday at the RheinEnergieStadion.

You’d only need to take a look at the stats to see that despite being on a 19-game unbeaten run, 10 of these victories for Lopetegui’s men have come to nil, with only two goals conceded at the other end to keep their opposition away from converting any opportunities.

Being both efficient in attack and stringent in defence has made them an incredibly stern team to break down, as Wolves found out first-hand when they faced Sevilla in the quarterfinal clash last weekend.

Unable to penetrate the opposition back four despite possessing Adama Traore and Raul Jimenez while the Spanish club racked up their fifth clean sheet in a row says it all.

So, while we’re still expecting both sides to challenge and excel on the attack, the odds about a low-scoring game are far too attractive to not wager on.

Betting Tips: Under 2.5 goals scored in the game @ 1/6 with Paddy Power

*18+ Only. Terms and Conditions Apply. Odds correct at the time of writing.

Wildcard: Both teams to score

Let’s spice things up a bit. Yes, we’re calling for a low-scoring game, and under 2.5 goals. However, the forecast/scenario for both teams to get on the score-sheet is still well worth punting on.

Sure, United’s attack haven’t looked as sharp in recent games, and the toll of a season that has been relentless in it’s delivery of games is finally starting to show.

However, even with the fatigue setting in, a dominating attack from the Red Devils has been the name of the game, evident in their performance against Copenhagen on Monday where they racked up 14 shots on target in comparison to their opposition’s zilch.

As such, the likes of Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood, Anthony Martial and Fernandes – an attack that has racked up 100 goals this season and bettered the Premier League champions in that respect – will still fancy their chances.

Yet Lopetegui’s men are just as convincing in the attacking third, hence the BTTS wagering call.

Indeed, with his 4-3-3 system, the Spaniard has cultivated a team that plays with unrelenting intensity, pressing high up the pitch and hounding opponents into relinquishing possession in dangerous positions.

From the contributions of their speedy full-backs Jesus Navas and Sergio Reguilon all the way through to Ever Banega’s midfield magic, there are areas all over the pitch where these goals could come from.

Betting Tips: Both teams to score @ 10/11 with SkyBet 

*18+ Only. Terms and Conditions Apply. Odds correct at the time of writing.

Éver Banega smart radar

Éver Banega in his element…

Squawka Suggest: Sevilla to win*

The final prognosis our Squawka suggest tips are going for is a win for Sevilla, allowing them to progress through to familiar territory: the Europa League final.

Sure, Manchester United have been in a resurgent form under Solskajer ever since the arrival of Fernandes, but they still lack that defensive steel. And once their spine starts to sag, they become all the more vulnerable for defeat.

Meanwhile, Los Palanganos have gone from strength to strength this season, and possess experience across the park in these latter stages of the tournament. With Banega in midfield, Lucas Ocampos leading the left flank, and Jules Koude inspiring amongst the back four, the odds about a win for Sevilla are far more convincing than the chances of a sturdy display from the Red Devils.

All eyes are now on the RheinEnergieStadion this Sunday, to see whether our dream, realistic, wildcard and suggestive tips come true…

*@ 19/1 with Paddy Power

*18+ Only. Terms and Conditions Apply. Odds correct at the time of writing.

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