One of the standout ties of the Round of 16 in the Europa League sees all-time tournament holders Sevilla take on Italian giants Roma with the first leg being held in the south of Spain. The game will be played behind closed doors due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
Where and when: Estadio Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan, Seville – 12 March, kick-off 17:55
Where you can see Sevilla vs. Roma: BT Sport, William Hill
Last time: This will be the first ever competitive meeting between these two sides.
|Our Eurotips||Odds||Free bets||Bookie|
|Sevilla/Sevilla half time/full time||12/5||Offer|
|Over 4.5 goals||13/2||Offer|
|Youssef En-Nesyri anytime scorer||23/20||Offer|
Sevilla vs. Roma Predictions and Preview
Sevilla have won the Europa League a record five times – all since 2006 – and are again among the favourites this year, but only narrowly progressed past Cluj in the last round.
Julen Lopetegui’s side are also flying high in La Liga – they are in third spot and on course to make a return to the Champions League next season.
Roma defeated Belgian side Genk 2-1 on aggregate in the Round of 32 and will be one of the fancied sides to lift the tournament in May.
Domestically, Roma are behind in the running for a top four spot and have lost three of their last five league outings and may be prioritising their pursuit of a top four finish this season.
The hosts are favourites for this encounter at odds of 21/20 with a Roma victory priced at 27/10 and the draw available at 23/10.
25 goals have flown in across Roma’s last five league matches while Sevilla are in fine scoring form too – netting 10 in their last four outings. With this in mind, over 3.5 goals at 29/10 with bet victor is tempting, with over 4.5 at 13/2.
A ‘double chance’ on Roma to come away with either a draw or a win is available at 3/4 with William Hill while a Sevilla win/draw outcome is at 1/4.
If you fancy the home side to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 12/5 with William Hill – they have not trailed at the break in any of their last eight games.
One to watch for Sevilla: Youssef En-Nesyri has scored four goals in just three starts for Sevilla since his €20m switch from Leganes last month. He is priced at 23/20 to find the net in this game with 888 Sport.
One to watch for Roma: Edin Dzeko already has 15 goals to his name this season including three in Europe – he is Roma’s top scorer and is at 9/5 to score here.
Long shot: Sevilla have the fifth strongest defence in La Liga (29 goals conceded) while Roma have two clean sheets in their last four. A scoreless draw here is priced at 7/1.