Europa League Preview: Wolves Vs. SevillaPublished August 11, 2020 by Sol FH
The first meeting between Wolverhampton and Sevilla gets underway this evening at 20:00 GMT.
The Europa League Quarterfinals continue this evening with two matches at 20:00 GMT. Last night, United downed Copenhagen, 1-0, to advance to the Semifinal, while Inter Milan beat Leverkusen, 2-1 to advance as well. There are two matches on the board today, both starting at the same time, Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Basel, and the match that we will preview today between the Wolves and Sevilla.
This will be the maiden meeting between these two teams. The Wolves met with another Spanish squad, Espanyol, during the Round of 32, and they won 6-3 on the aggregate. Sevilla, on the other hand, has only ever lost one match in a knockout round in a major European competition, against English sides. They lost to Leicester in the Champions League last 16, in 2016/17.
Reaching the Europa League Quarterfinals is quite an achievement for the Wolves. It is their first time in a Quarterfinal in European competition since 1971/72 UEFA Cup. They beat Juventus in that year and moved onto beat Ferencvaros in the Semifinals, but, fell to Tottenham in the Final.
There is no doubt that Sevilla wins the medal for experience in Europa League Quarterfinals' having made it on five different occasions in the past. Making things worse for the Wolves, Sevilla went on to win the entire competition in each of those five runs. Sevilla is also unbeaten in their last 18 matches in all competitions, having won nine matches and drawing the rest.
Europa League Betting
At bet365 Sports, punters will be able to find odds on numerous markets prior to this match. Pre-game odds favor Sevilla, at 2.20 for the win. The Wolves are at 3.60 for the outright win. A draw rolls in at 3.10. Punters will be able to enjoy a number of live in-play odds that bet365 Sports will be offering, interactively, throughout the match.
The odds mentioned in this Europa League preview, at the bookmaker mentioned, were accurate at the time it was written, on August 11th at 13:00 GMT.