Sevilla vs Inter Milan
Time- India: 12.30 AM (Saturday), UK: 8.00 PM (Friday)
Venue- RheinEnergieSTADION (Cologne, Germany)
Referee- Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)
Record-winners, Sevilla, will take on high-flying Inter Milan in the UEFA Europa League final on Friday night in Cologne, Germany.
Both Sevilla and Inter Milan have been in exceptional form leading up to the final. The Andalusian outfit got the better of Premier League giants, Manchester United in the first one-legged Europa League semi-final, beating them 2-1 to book their place in the finals.
Inter Milan, on the other hand, enjoyed a stellar match against a hapless Shakhtar Donetsk and recorded a thumping 5-0 win over the underdogs.
Sevilla vs Inter Milan: Road to the final
Sevilla: (Round of 32 onwards)
Thu Feb 20, 2020: CFR Cluj 1-1 Sevilla (Round-of-32 1st leg)
Fri Feb 28, 2020: Sevilla 0-0 CFR Cluj (Round-of-32 2nd leg)
Thu Aug 6, 2020: Sevilla 2-0 AS Roma (Round-of-16)
Wed Aug 12, 2020: Wolves 0-1 Sevilla (Quarter-final)
Mon Aug 17, 2020: Sevilla 2-1 Manchester United (Semi-final)
Inter Milan: (Round of 32 onwards)
Thu Feb 20, 2020: Ludogorets 0-2 Inter (Round-of-32 1st leg)
Fri Feb 28, 2020: Inter 2-1 Ludogorets (Round-of-32 2nd leg)
Thu Aug 6, 2020: Inter 2-0 Getafe (Round-of-16)
Tue Aug 11, 2020: Inter 2-1 Bayer Leverkusen (Quarter-final)
Tue Aug 18, 2020: Inter 5-0 Shakhtar (Semi-final)
Sevilla vs Inter Milan: Head-to-head
Sevilla and Inter Milan have never met in the Europa League. However, against Italian opponents, Sevilla have managed to nick six wins in 13 matches, while Inter have only managed 14 wins in 43 European matches against Spanish clubs.
Sevilla vs Inter Milan: Recent form
Sevilla: W-W-W-W-D (Most recent first)
Inter Milan: W-W-W-W-W (Most recent first)
Sevilla vs Inter Milan: Team news
Sevilla coach, Julen Lopetegui has been using his trusted 4-3-3 formation to grind out impressive results, we’re likely to see the same this Friday. Quarter-final hero, Lucas Ocampos is a doubt for the game, but Sevilla are yet to disclose any definite reason. All other players are fit and raring to go.
Doubtful: Lucas Ocampos
Inter, too, don’t have many worries in terms of team selection, and Antonio Conte should be able to field his favourite 3-5-2 formation with ease. Matias Vecino (knee) and Alexis Sanchez (thigh) are the only two players who would miss the Europa League decider.
Absentees: Alexis Sanchez (thigh), Matias Vecino (knee)
Sevilla vs Inter Milan: Probable XI
Sevilla: Bounou; Navas, Kounde, Diego Carlos, Reguilon; Banega, Fernando, Jordan; Suso, En-Nesyri, Ocampos
Inter: Handanovic; Godin, De Vrij, Bastoni; D’Ambrosio, Barella, Brozovic, Gagliardini, Young; Martinez, Lukaku
Sevilla vs Inter Milan: Where to watch
India: Sony Ten 2/ Sony Ten 2 HD
UK: BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate
Sevilla vs Inter Milan Live Stream details:
India: Sony LIV app
UK: BT Sport app
Sevilla vs Inter Milan: Prediction
The experience of Sevilla versus the ruthlessness of Inter Milan — Friday’s Europa League final is set to be a topsy-turvy encounter. Both Julen Lopetegui and Antonio Conte have done superbly over the last few weeks to lead their respective teams to the top of the second most prestigious club competition in Europe.
Of course, on their day, both Sevilla and Inter Milan have the quality to set the stage on fire. So, it’s futile to declare a clear favourite. Hence, we’re trying to play it safe and only predicting based on current form and the match sharpness of the players.
With that in mind, it’s difficult not to put Inter a little ahead of La Liga giants, Sevilla. The Italians have two inform strikers in Lautaro Martinez and Romelu Lukaku, are coming into the match on the back of a 5-0 win, and have won all matches in the Europa League this season.
It’s going to be a close one, but we can picture Inter walking away with a narrow 2-1 win.
Sevilla vs Inter Milan final verdict: 1-2