Tip Sevilla - Manchester United FC
Both of these clubs are previous winners of the Europa League and would love to win it again. The pressure of winning this competition to qualify for next season's Champions League doesn't exist here. Both managed to secure their places in Europe's top competition via their league placings and come into this semi-final in good form. Sevilla ruined the hopes of an all Premier League semi-final when beating Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 on Tuesday evening. That followed a 2-0 win over Roma in their one-off last sixteen game but it could have been so different if that early Wolves penalty had been scored. Sevilla finished fourth in La Liga and come into this match undefeated in their last 19 league and cup games. They have kept clean sheets in each of their last five matches and seven of the last eight. Only once in their last 14 matches have they scored more than twice. That was against Leganes who were relegated from La Liga this season. Under 2.5 goals in their games is a common occurrance with their last five all ending with that stat coming up.
Manchester United would love to end the season with a trophy being won and the last time they did win one was the 2017 Europa League. At least their target of returning to the Champions League has been achieved. When 2020 began, that didn't look at all likely and they played well to eventually finish third in the Premier League. They had a routine win over LASK in the last sixteen but then had a harder than expected time against FC Copenhagen on Monday. They needed a penalty to get a 1-0 win over the Danish side and will need to play better than that to get past Sevilla. United had been scoring lots of goals since the football season resumed. That's dried up a little bit of late though and four of their last six matches have had under 2.5 goals scored in them. This is going to be a tight match and the tip is for that under 2.5 goals stat to again be a winner.
Key points Sevilla - Manchester United FC
The last five Sevilla games have all had under 2.5 goals scored in them.
There have been under 2.5 goals scored in four of the last six Manchester United games.
Sevilla haven't conceded in their last five games and seven of the last eight.
Manchester United have kept two consecutive clean sheets.
Conclusion Sevilla - Manchester United FC
This should be a great semi-final between two sides who have been in strong form since the season resumed. Sevilla have had two good wins against Roma and Wolves in the past week and with five previous triumphs, they know how to win European football's second-tier tournament. A bet on under 2.5 goals looks the one to go for here. A small wager on United to be awarded a penalty might be a good idea, they always seem to be getting awarded them.
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Sevilla Manchester United FC Prediction published on August 13, 2020