Lazio vs Sevilla predictions and betting tips for this Thursday night Europa League fixture on February 14th with an anytime goalscorer tip and goals prediction included.
This game is one of the standout Europa League ties and it should be a cracking 90 minutes of football at Stadio Olimpico. Lazio arrive in decent form having beaten Empoli seven days ago and they should be well-rested ahead of this tie. They’ve kept back-to-back clean sheets coming into this Europa League game and they will fancy their chances against an out-of-sorts Sevilla side. The Spaniards have just dropped off the pace a little in recent weeks and this could be a good time to face them. See our Lazio vs Sevilla predictions below.
Lazio are now three games unbeaten and although they have a number of injuries to contend with, they’ve had seven days to prepare for this first leg. They’ve won nine of their 16 home matches this season and have only been beaten on four occasions at Stadio Olimpico. One of the more recent defeats came against Juventus where they were only undone by a late Cristiano Ronaldo strike. They scored plenty of home goals during the group stage with victories against Marseille and Apollon. Luis Alberto and Luiz Felipe could return in time for this clash whilst Ciro Immobile has reportedly told team-mates that he will do everything within his power to make the starting XI. Sevilla suffered a resounding defeat in the Copa Del Rey to Barcelona and haven’t won for three games coming into this tie. They aren’t quite firing on all cylinders at the moment and had to come from two goals down to pick up a point against Eibar at the weekend. At the moment, Lazio are playing with more confidence and despite their mini-injury crisis, I think they can take a lead into the second leg. Lazio Win is the first of our Europa League betting tips for Thursday night.
First legs in the Europa League do tend to be cagey, cautious affairs but I’m not sure whether either of these two sides can play in that way. Sevilla, in particular are always entertaining and they will fancy an away goal at Stadio Olimpico. They netted 18 times during the group stage and although they faced some poor opposition during that run, they should still find the back of the net in this game. Prior to their 1-0 defeat in Liege, they’d managed to score in eight consecutive Europa League games and they’ll be keen to preserve their superb record in this competition. Lazio have kept two clean sheets in recent weeks but they were also fairly prolific during the group stage. BTTS landed in five of their six group stage matches and it should pay out here. It’s an odds-on price for Both Teams to Score? Yes in this game and it’s the second of our Lazio vs Sevilla predictions.
There is no guarantee that Ciro Immobile will start this game and he may be named among the subs. Wissam Ben Yedder is always a threat and he could be one to keep an eye on in this market. However, Marco Parolo netted twice during the group stage and he seems to like this competition. The 34-year old has bags of experience and is worth a look at a decent price in this market. He netted against Marseille and Eintracht Frankfurt so isn’t afraid of bagging against better opposition. He is the third of our Lazio vs Sevilla predictions for Thursday night.
Unsurprisingly, Lazio start as the favourites for this match and they are 13/10 to go into the second leg with a lead. Sevilla don’t win many away games but they are given a chance by the bookmakers here at 21/10. The draw is priced at 23/10.
The bookies aren’t expecting a particularly high-scoring game in the Italian capital and it’s Evens for Over 2.5 Goals in this one. Under 2.5 Goals can be backed at 4/5.
Ciro Immobile is desperate to play in this game and he is 3/1 to score the opening goal of the game. Team-mate Felipe Caicedo is not far behind in the betting at 11/2. For Sevilla, Wissam Ben Yedder is their biggest threat and scored a couple of times during the group stage. He is 11/2 to break the deadlock, the same price as Andre Silva.
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