Bet Live on the Europa League Final: Sevilla vs. BenficaPublished May 14, 2014 by OCR Editor
Sevilla vs. Benfica, Europa League Final, 6:45pm GMT.
It's an Iberian clash today as Sevilla and Benfica meet for the Europa League final at the Juventus Stadium in Turin, Italy. Sevilla had to go through a lot for tonight's final, entering the tournament in the third qualifying round. Sevilla has two UEFA Cup titles which they've won consecutively in the seasons of 2005/06 and 2006/07.
In Spain's Liga BBVA, Sevilla are currently positioned fifth in the table (60 points), battling it out with Real Sociedad which is positioned sixth (59 points) after Sevilla was beat by Getafe 1-0 last weekend. Sevilla certainly does not shine on its travels this season. The team has scored 22 goals in this Europa League season, for which they have to thank French forward Kevin Gameiro and Colombian striker Carlos Bacca.
On the other side of the pitch, Benfica is a favorite today, despite their very unfortunate history with finals - the team has lost their last seven finals in a row. Yet, tonight Benfica has displayed great football in the tournament having knocked out the favorites Juventus in the semi-finals. While Benfica's statistics against Spaniards are not very impressive, the team can still make a difference today and banish their "finals curse". Whether they succeed or not, Benfica will climb Champions League or Europa League pitches next season, seeing that they've secured their 33rd Primeira Liga championship title last month.
Punters can find interesting betting markets at Winner Sports for tonight's final. In full time result, Winner is offering 9/4 on Sevilla, 5/4 on Benfica and 47/20 for a draw after 90 minutes. There are over 100 betting markets including match result, goals, first/second half bets and the final special "To Lift The Cup".