Europe: Champions League - group stage
Match start: 20:45 (GMT+1)
The grandee from Andalusia in five last matches of Spanish La Liga had won over Leganés (2:1), Celta (2:1), Villarreal (3:2) and Deportivo (2:0). And the only failure for the past month the team of Eduardo Berizzo had made in the away meeting against Barcelona (2:1).
Now Sevilla has 28 points (+9=1-4) and the 5 th place at the tournament bracket. Real Madrid has the same amount of points and Real is ahead of the football club from Andalusia by additional factors.
Tournament position of the 5 th quartet
At the same time the team of Eduardo Berizzo (8 points) is fighting against Liverpool England (9) and Spartak Moscow (6) for one out of 2 berths into the 1/8 final of the Champions League. During the last 6 round the team from Merseyside at Anfield will host the champion of Russia. It is quite natural that the team which has lost this match will become the participant of the first round of Europa League play off. The Reds will be pleased even with the draw.
Visit to Slovenia
Simultaneously in Maribor at city arena will be held the meeting of the champion of Slovenia against Sevilla. During the first meeting of the current opponents at Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán the hosts of it thanks to the hat-trick of Wissam Ben Yedder have destroyed the opponent with the score (3:0).
What had changed for the past 2 months concerning the gaming level of the hosts and guests? Absolutely nothing! The champion of Slovenia is the hopeless underdog of the 5 th quartet.
The team of Eduardo Berizzo can become the final winner of its group. Sevilla hast to win over weak opponent for the second time in a row and hope that Liverpool will make a mistake during the home match against the champion of Russia. These are the conditions under which the club from Andalusia will get into the first round of play-off from the first position.
Maribor – 15.00, draw – 7.00, Sevilla –1.15;
Sevilla (Asian handicap -1.5) - odds 1.7 Pinnacle