Match: Sevilla vs. Shakhtar Donetsk Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips
Date: Thursday, 05 May, 2016
Start time: 20:05 UK
Sevilla hosts Shakhtar Donetsk in semifinals the second leg of the Europa League. The match is on Thursday, May 5, from 20:05 GMT at “Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan”.
After a draw 2:2 in the first game, the team of Unai Emery has the advantage, but the players Shakhtar is unlikely to surrender. They have already lost the fight for the championship in Ukraine remains the hope of a trophy in the Europa League.
Andalusians lost 0:1 from Espanyol this weekend, which lagged behind and from the 6th position, so you’ll have to win the Europa League if they want to play in the European club tournaments next season. They did it in the last two seasons, so it is unlikely for them it is something unknown. In the last phase, Sevilla conceded their first defeat at home in the tournament from Athletic Bilbao (1:2) as before in the whole 13 games was undefeated. Despite the defeat of Basque, however, Unai Emery’s players qualified for semifinals after prevailed on penalties.
Shakhtar defeated champions Dynamo Kiev 3:0 over the weekend, which he had earned enough confidence before the second leg in Seville. Ukrainian team could take an advance in the first clash with the Andalusians, but Ferreira made a penalty in the final minutes of the game and the visitors used this chance. But Mircea Lucescu’s team have won their last three away games in the Europa League, so it is not at all doomed. Ukrainian team beat Schalke (3:0), Anderlecht (1:0) and Sporting Braga (2:1) in their matches as a guest in the phase of direct elimination, so has its chances in the upcoming match.
Los Sevillanos dominate in Europa League in recent seasons and they have no choice but to win this season if they want to play in the Champions League next campaign. The players in the team are very well bedded of style, who Emery like and players feel perfect in the team, so expect new success on their stadium and to qualify to the final in Basel.