Not much to separate these two when you look at the points accumulated in their respective leagues. Lazio sit 7th in Serie A with 38-points from their 23-games, while Sevilla sit 4th with 37-points from their 23-games. Form Labs bring you their betting preview and tips for their Europa League first leg round of 32 clash and don’t forget we have plenty of enhanced value for you on our FanBoosts section!
Sevilla Struggles On The Road
Sevilla can’t count upon Europa League master Unai Emery in the dugout these days, but they still have plenty of players that have been there and done it.
As a result, they start as heavy favourites to progress over two legs, though Lazio are the shorter price for this first encounter owing largely to Sevilla’s current form and their ongoing struggles on the road in Europe.
Despite winning this tournament in three of the past five campaigns, with the exceptions coming in the last two seasons as they were competing in the Champions League instead, they’ve still relied upon results on home turf to deliver success.
Visitors Happy With The Draw?
They lost two of three games on their travels during the group stage despite only facing Krasnodar, Akhisar and Standard Liege, while they’re a fairly even W8-D7-L6 on the road in the Europa League since 2013/14.
The visitors have lost each of their last four away matches domestically as they netted just once in a 6-1 defeat at the Camp Nou, though another of these defeats came at the Bernabeu and excluding those two games, they’ve actually drawn half of their last 10 trips.
Taking a point back to Seville would suit them just fine and their cause is helped further by a lack of credibility afforded to the Europa League in Italy.
Lazio’s Recent Result Flatter
Indeed, Lazio only finished two points above Cypriot outfit Apollon Limassol in Group H as they came in at second place – nine points shy of winners Eintracht Frankfurt. In fact, Spanish teams hold the upper hand when travelling to Italian shores in this competition going back to 2006/07, going W7-D4-L4, which becomes an unbeaten four wins from seven matches when limiting this to the knockout rounds.
The hosts appear in good nick on paper with a W5-D2-L2 record since just before Christmas, but a closer inspection reveals that four of the victories came against teams down in the bottom six of Serie A, including narrow 1-0 victories over bottom-three sides in their last two outings, while the other triumph came over Serie C outfit Novara in the Coppa Italia.
They’ve drawn with mid-table Torino and suffered defeats at the hands of Napoli and Juve over this recent spell, while their 1-1 draw and subsequent penalty win over Inter isn’t especially impressive given the way in which the Nerazzurri have struggled in 2019 to date.
Lazio v Sevilla Betting Tips
Lazio also appear in good form at the Stadio Olimpico in this tournament across recent years, going W11-D2-L2 since 2015/16, though they haven’t been pitted against anyone of Sevilla’s quality over this period.
The visitors are up in fourth in La Liga and are essentially the ‘best of the rest’ in Spain behind Barca, Real and Atletico, and their pedigree and experience at this level should ensure they come away with a highly useful point – especially with Lazio hampered by a race against fitness for star striker Ciro Immobile.
Fansbet are committed to giving 50 per cent of their net profits back to fans. To find out more about how they do it, click here!
And is that is not enough check out our Fan Boosts here. The best odds and an unrivalled range of special bets!
Fansbet, about Fans, by fans, for fans.
*odds subject to change.