Sevilla and Inter Milan Lock Horns in the Europa League FinalPublished August 21, 2020 by Florin P
Sevilla take on Inter Milan in a match that could bring their 6th Europa League trophy after a three year break.
The most anticipated football weekend of 2020 starts today with the Europa League Final. Sevilla and Inter Milan meet in the final act of the competition, with the Italians being narrow favorites. The Spanish outfit has experience on its site, having already won the trophy five times and is enthusiastic ahead of this fixture. Elsewhere, the French first division returns after a lengthy hiatus, with Marseille and St. Etienne playing the opening match on an empty stadium.
Sevilla Seeks a Return to Europa League Glory
No other team has won more Europa League finals than Sevilla and with a squad at full strength, they are entitled to be optimistic. The odds seem to be stacked against them, as bet365 Sports credits the Italian team with the first chance and odds of 11/10. Meanwhile, those who are willing to take a leap of faith with the multiple champions will be paid at 12/5 if the Spanish prevail. The match is played on a neutral venue and there will be no fans cheering for either team as it takes place on an empty stadium.
Both teams are undefeated in the last 10 matches, but Sevilla fares even better, as it managed to avoid defeat in the last 20 games. There will be a lot of pressure for this match as any false step can lead to ruin, so both teams are expected to start cautiously. A double chance wager on the Spanish team makes perfect sense at these odds, but punters can also consider special wagers. This match is likely to be high-scoring one and we only expect a high number of corner kicks to be taken, with a slight edge for Sevilla.
Marseille and St Etienne Kick-Start the Ligue 1
Marseille was largely disappointing last season after a relatively good start, so they are highly motivated to begin this campaign with a victory. Defeating St. Etienne at home shouldn’t be too difficult, especially if we trust the odds of 3/5 offered by 888 Sport. Since the odds were posted for the first time, they have shrunk steadily, with punters supporting the home side. That’s in spite of the match being played on an empty stadium, so the raucous crowd of Marseille supporters will not be watching from the stands.
St. Etienne is known as a poor traveling team as reflected by the odds of 4/1. On the bright side, they don’t have any players injured or suspended, so they can field a competitive starting eleven. A high number of yellow cards is to be expected, but the number of goals is likely to remain relatively low. Disclaimer: The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Thursday, August 18 at 11 am UK time.