Liverpool vs Sevilla will meet on St.Jakobi-Park (Basel) in the UEFA Europa League Final on Wednesday and the match will be refereed by Swede Jonas Eriksson. After both teams had a disappointing season in domestic competitions, Liverpool finished 8th, while Sevilla was ranked seven, their hopes are now moving to the final in Basel. Both Liverpool and Sevilla hopes to triumph Wednesday night and get so tickets for the next edition of the Champions League.
Sevilla will try to win for the third consecutive trophy after successes in 2014 (vs Benfica, and in 2015 (vs Dnipro). The Spaniards tried to match the record set by Bayern Munich, who managed to win a European Cup three times in succession in the 1973-1976 period.
Liverpool lost only once in their last 5 games, traveling to Swansea, but when it was more thinking of returning against those from Villarreal. “Reds” had a great journey in Europe, managing 6 wins, 7 draws and 1 defeat in 14 matches played so far. The only defeat came just in the semifinals, 0-1 to Villarreal, before which team won and the outright victory, 3-0 in the return.
Sevilla ended in a disappointing manner Primera Division season with three consecutive defeats. The only victory in the last 5 games, was obtained ahead of Shakhtar 3-1 in Europa League semi-final second leg. The most emphatic victories in Europe were obtained on Ramon Sanchez, ahead of Molde and Basel, which they won 3-0.
Liverpool and Sevilla meet for the first time in a European competition, but it is worth noting that none of them lost any final second competition of Europe. Liverpool has played 34 times against teams from Spain, achieving 14 wins, 10 draws and 10 defeats. Sevilla has recorded 3 wins, 2 draws and 3 defeats in 8 games played against teams from England. Four of the last six editions of the Europa League, were won by the Spanish team, Sevilla (2014 and 2015) and Atletico (2010 and 2012), while England triumphed by Chelsea (2011).
Both teams have done well in the Champions League, despite the poor form shown in domestic championships. Thus, the two teams start with an equal chance in the final on Wednesday. The game also has more special significance because winners will play in the Champions League in the fall. Now form a band off as favorite Jurgen Klopp ready, but Sevilla has developed a real pedigree in terms of winning the competition.
Football Price Boosts:
- Sturridge to score and Liverpool to lift the Cup @ 3/1