Probable Lineups

4-2-3-1
4-2-3-1
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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(21) 14 Goals 9 (13)
(7) 6 Assists 6 (12)
(6.8) 7 Average Ratings 7 (6.9)
27 Average Age 26.2
182.3 Average Height (cm) 180.8
(0.9) 1 Shots pg 1.2 (1.2)
(48%) 51% Aerial Duel Success 47% (50%)
(0.8) 0.7 Dribbles pg 0.8 (1)
(1.7) 1.9 Tackles pg 1.3 (1.3)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Europa League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Sebastián Cristóforo Out 6.78
Coke Out 6.52
Diego Perotti Doubtful N/A
Denis Cheryshev Doubtful 6.15
Player Reason Status Rating
Diego Alves Out 7.42
Ricardo Costa Out 7.15
Jeremy Mathieu Doubtful 7.19

Team News

  • Coke is suspended following his red card against Porto, with Diogo Figueiras expected to come in at right-back.
  • Sebastián Cristóforo is injured and will miss out, while Denis Cheryshev and Diego Perotti are doubts, but may feature from the bench if they can prove their fitness.
  • Other than Coke, Unai Emery isn't expected to make wholesale changes to the side that started against Porto.
  • Juan Antonio Pizzi has an injury crisis in defence, with Ricardo Costa injured and Jeremy Mathieu a doubt. Diego Alves is also expected to miss out with a hamstring problem.
  • Víctor Ruiz however is available and should partner Philippe Senderos at centre-back.
  • Pizzi could also utilise a more conservative 4-2-3-1 to help stifle the Sevilla attack.

Prediction

  • Sevilla have lost just the once at home in the Europa League this season and will be looking to continue their fine European form at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium. While the hosts go in hunt of a top-4 finish, Unai Emery is likely to challenge his side to secure silverware in his first full season at the helm.
  • Valencia's progress to the semi-final stage has been far more tumultuous compared to their league counterparts having emphatically progressed to this stage following an exciting 5-3 aggregate win over Basel. Pizzi will be wary of Sevilla's, at times, fluid attack and may opt for a more defensive approach to take a positive result into the second leg next week.
  • The visitors have a number of injury concerns at the back and Sevilla will look to capitalise through the impressive Ivan Rakitic and Carlos Bacca. Emery's side should have enough about them to secure a first-leg win.
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Comments (16)

 
  • And Rakitic most probably will stay with Sevilla as he is the captain and they are on verge to make it to CLs

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  • thank you so much Ben Mcaleer for great prediction! :)

  • 9 key passes for Rakitic..unreal

  • Rakitić explained how a man should play football. ;)

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  • It will be startling contest hopefully because i i'm finding it hard to shake off my head from chelsea and bayern's appallingly sluggish styles in most potentially cracking semi's..Goodluck

  • I hope the strongest team qualifies , not an undeserving team so that they beat whoever is in finals. Unai is probably most underrated coach in the world who deserves more than he gets for his sheer hardwork. It would be a delight for such a zealous coach to make it to finals. Pizzi still has bright future ahead , his heroics in europa in already casted in best comebacks of europe.

  • Sevilla is strongest among two sides but los che has more guts 1-0

  • 3-3, Valencia's only chance to play in Europe next season is by winning the whole thing.

  • 2-0 , Sevilla are a very strong side.

  • I think this will be a low-scoring game, just like La Liga game between those two sides two months ago. I like Sevilla and coach Emery but I think in the final match Valencia would've had better chance against Juventus/Benfica. Sevilla is still significantly weaker on the road, whereas Valencia plays more or less the same no matter home or away. I expect Valencia to go through. Besides, Sevilla has very important La Liga game against Athletic on Sunday. They must decide what is more important, for example, Rakitic can't play both matches in just 3 days. I wonder what Emery will do.

  • @grisza Sevilla will go through , Guaita isnt up for such quality , they miss Diego

  • support sevilla ! thanks for prediction Ben Mcaleer :)

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