Sevilla v Shakhtar Donetsk Preview

May 4, 2016 | By

BetVictor £25 Free BetsEuropa League action on Thursday night, comes from the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan and features Sevilla versus Shakhtar Donetsk.

View our Betting Preview, Tips, Predictions and Match Odds for the game which can be seen Live on BT Sport 2 High Definition with a scheduled 20:05pm (BST) Kick Off Time.

Sevilla v Shakhtar Donetsk Preview, Europa League, Semi-Finals 2nd Leg, Thursday 5th May 2016.

Sevilla were exceptional in this competition last season having won 3 – 2 on the night and by the looks of things the only way Sevilla will play in Europe next season is by either winning this again or by winning their remaining La Liga games and hoping Celta de Vigo lose theirs. The weekends league results hasn’t helped their cause when they traveled to Espanyol and managed to lose 1 – 0.

The end of April see Sevilla play away from home to Thursday nights opponents Shakhtar Donetsk in the 1st leg of the semi final of the Europa League, and with that did very well to take the early lead when Vitolo scored in the 6th minute. But the first half ended badly for the away side after the equalizer and lead were scored by Marlos and Stepaneko. But hats off to Sevilla who fought back and earned a converted penalty eight minutes from time.

Shakhtar Donetsk themselves have played well this season and once again see them potentially finishing behind current league leaders Dynamo Kyiv and although there is still two games left to play each I can’t see Shakhtar dislodging last years winners from the top spot. They have also done very well in the Europa League this season and embarrassed Sporting Braga in the quarter finals having won 6 – 1 over the two legs.

Last weekend was an incredible turning point for Shakhtar Donetsk who welcomed current league leaders Dynamo Kyiv to the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan and then managed to defeat them with ease with a 3 – 0 scoreline. it now leaves them just four points behind their rivals and with two games left to play it will be nervous times for both sides in their last two games of the season.

Sevilla Team News:

Sadly for Sevilla they will be missing midfielder Michael Krohn-Dehli after he was stretchered off in the first leg with a serious knee injury. Even though Sevilla are at home manager Unai Emery knows it will be a tough game especially when his opponents have plenty of experience in winning titles and the Europa League.

Shakhtar Donetsk Team News:

Shakhtar Donetsk are missing Marcio Azevedo due to a knee injury and also see two other players potentially out. Oleksandr Hladkyy and team mate Dentinho are both a big doubt for the match. The away side have won this competition before back in 2009 and are no strangers to winning titles and other trophies.

Sevilla v Shakhtar Donetsk Head to Head Statistics:

The three games these two sides have played against each other has seen Sevilla enjoy the better results with the one win and a couple of draws. Back in 2007 Sevilla progressed after the two legs winning 5 – 4 in extra time with the second leg the decider. Its the same here for this season with the first game ending as a draw, yet is it Shakhtar Donetsk’s turn to win while away from home and play in the final?

28/04/16 UEL Shakhtar Donetsk vs Sevilla 2 : 2
15/03/07 UEL Shakhtar Donetsk vs Sevilla 2 : 3 E
08/03/07 UEL Sevilla vs Shakhtar Donetsk
2 : 2

Previous Average Goals Per Game Statistics

In the three games played in total we have see thirteen goals scored altogether and this is going to give us a goals per game average of 4.3. this is a very high statistic yet I do see there could potentially be plenty of goals again this Thursday. I’m going to go with the below selection which is currently giving some great odds.

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Sevilla v Shakhtar Donetsk Recent Form All Competitions (Left to Right)

Sevilla: L D W L D

Shakhtar Donetsk: W D D D W

Sevilla are basically being given no chance of being in next years competition unless they can manage to win on Thursday night and then once again win the Europa League two years in a row. The La Liga Europa League spot finish is highly unlikely and with the form they are in it comes as no surprise. Shakhtar Donetsk are by far the better team in form right now and I favour them to win come Thursday night.

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Sevilla v Shakhtar Donetsk Match Betting Odds Market

Sevilla are at home this Thursday and managed to pull of an exceptional result away from home in the first leg. The bookmakers best odds on Sevilla to win can be found coming in here @ 4/6 with Betfred – Bet £10 Get £30 Free when Registering a New Account

The Draw come the end of 90 minutes is a great option especially when looking at the previous results seen between the two clubs. The bookmakers best odds on the game ending a draw and going to extra time can be found coming in here @ 16/5 with Bet365 -Receive £200 in Matched Bets when Registering a New Account

Shakhtar Donetsk nearly won at home when they recovered from conceding an early goal and brought two goals back to almost take the better result to Thursdays fixture. yet eight minutes from time they conceded from the spot and now face a tough task of progressing come Thursday. Best odds seen here @ 9/2 with Bet365 -Receive £200 in Matched Bets when Registering a New Account

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Sevilla v Shakhtar Donetsk Match Predictions, Banker Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets

Europa League Semi-Final action this Thursday see’s last seasons competition winners face 2009 winners Shakhtar Donetsk with the result easily going either way on the night. The match can be viewed like via BT Sports 2 and of course in High Definition and we see the home side as clear favourites to win and progress on the night. They have beaten Shakhtar before in the knockout stages back in 2007 and we could see them achieve the same come Thursday.

That said Sevilla are in some poor form right now having only won the once in their last five fixtures played in all competitions. They have little chance of finishing in sixth in the La Liga, which is of course a Europa League finishing spot. With Celta de Vigo only needing a point out of their remaining two games. Sevilla have Granada and Athletic Bilbao in which both are must win games if they still hold out any hope of a higher finish.

Shakhtar Donetsk managed to beat current league leaders Dynamo Kyiv at the weekend which brings them just four points behind in the title winning chase. They will need to win both of their remaining games against Karpaty away and then Zorya at home and prey that Dynamo Kyiv lose both of their remaining games. Shakhtar Donetsk are still in their domestic cup and could face either Zorya or Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in the final.

My predictions for this game are leaning more towards the draw, but deep down I am really fancying the away team to come out on top come the end of the match. I am thinking the game could also go to extra time, which is also something these two clubs have experienced before against each other. Anyway for my banker prediction I plan to take both teams to score and draw the game. With the other going for Shakhtar Donetsk to qualify for the final.

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