Europa League Betting Final – Liverpool Vs Sevilla
The stakes are high for the first competitive meeting between Liverpool and Sevilla in Wednesday’s Europa League final. The two teams have been in seven finals of the competition between them and won on every occasion, but something has to give in Basel with a spot in the Champions League group stage on offer to the victors.
Sevilla are record four-time winners of Europe’s secondary competition, lifting the trophy in 2006, 2007, 2014 and 2015 and they are now looking to make history by winning it for a third straight year.
But Liverpool, who had success in 1973, 1976 and 2001 as well as being five-time Champions League winners, also have a fierce continental pedigree. The Reds have won eight of their previous 11 major finals in Europe.
Europa League Betting Facts:
- This is the first ever meeting between Liverpool and Sevilla.
- Sevilla and Liverpool have both won all of their finals in the Europa League/UEFA Cup: 4/4 and 3/3 respectively. Actually, no team has won the competition as often as the side from Andalucia.
- It is Liverpool’s first European final since 2007, when they faced AC Milan in the Champions League showpiece, losing 2-1.
- It will be Liverpool’s 12th major European final, having previously reached seven Champions League/European Cup finals, three Europa League/UEFA Cup finals and one in the Cup Winners Cup. They have won eight of them (73%).
- Liverpool have won each of their two European finals against Spanish opposition, beating Real Madrid in the 1981 European Cup and Alavés in the 2001 UEFA Cup.
- Liverpool have lost only one of their 14 games in the Europa League this season (W6 D7), that was against Villarreal in the semi-final first leg (1-0).
- Liverpool have never scored more than one goal away from Anfield in the Europa League this season.
- Liverpool have had 11 different scorers in this season’s Europa League, more than any other team.
Liverpool: W2 D2 L1 | Sevilla: W1 D1 L3
Liverpool Team News
The Reds captain Jordan Henderson, together with Danny Ings got some valuable game time since returning from injury in the weekend’s 1-1 draw against West Brom and both are expected to take their place in the substitute bench here.
Mamadou Sakho is still out after a failed drugs test, while Jordan Rossiter and Danny Ward remains sidelined through injury. Divock Origi is struggling for fitness, but Klopp has plenty of options at the attacking front. The German tactician is likely to start with a 4-2-3-1 formation and the versatile players in the line-up helps to switch to a 4-3-3 or 4-4-2 when needed.
Sevilla Team News
Marco Andreolli and Michael Krohn-Dehli are injured and will miss the final against Liverpool. While Jose Antonio Reyes is struggling for fitness and he is likely to make the bench, if deemed fit in time.