Slavia Prague vs Sevilla - Goals expected at both ends in Round of 16 return leg

Record winners tipped to show superior quality in Prague
Slavia Prague vs Sevilla
BTTS is the tip in UEFA Europa League fixture between Slavia Prague and Sevilla (Getty Images)

Slavia Prague vs Sevilla Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


Slavia Prague and Sevilla are tipped to serve up BTTS when they clash in their UEFA Europa League Round of 16 second leg fixture at the Sinobo Stadium.
Both teams have seen BTTS in two of their last three meetings and are tipped to produce a similar outcome at 1.62. A win for the visitors is also predicted at odds of 2.05.

SK Slavia Prague Form & Team News


Slavia Prague were impressive in the first leg against Sevilla as they came from behind twice to earn a 2-2 draw in Spain. They followed up that result with a 4-0 victory over Banik Ostrava in the Czech Liga on Sunday.

Jindrich Trpisovsky's team have been in fine form lately as they are unbeaten in their last five matches across all competitions. They are priced at 3.50 to secure a win in Thursday's second leg while a draw is set at 3.75.

Milan Skoda should continue in attack for Slavia Prague having scored five goals in as many matches across all competitions. The striker is likely to be supported by Miroslav Stoch who struck one of the goals in the first leg.

Slavia Prague
Slavia Prague showed in the first leg that they have enough in attack in trouble Sevilla (Getty Images)

Sevilla FC Form & Team News 


Sevilla were left disappointed by the 2-2 draw in the first leg after goals from Wissam Ben Yedder and Munir were cancelled out by the visitors. They made a swift return to winning ways on Sunday Ben Yedder hat-trick helped them to a 5-2 La Liga win over Real Sociedad.

Pablo Machin's men remain one of the teams to watch in this year's Europa League as they are unbeaten in seven of their last nine matches in the competition. The five-time champions are backed at 2.05 to win on Thursday.

Ben Yedder has been excellent for Sevilla in recent matches with eight goals in his last 10 appearances. The Frenchman is set to retain his place in attack with the impressive Pablo Sarabia also featuring in midfield.

Ben Yedder
Sevilla have quality in attack and should find the net at Slavia Prague (Getty Images)

Slavia Prague vs Sevilla Head-to-Head 


There have been only three previous meetings between Slavia Prague and Sevilla with the Spaniards claiming two wins and a draw. Two of the three matches have seen BTTS with last week's first leg at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan ending 2-2.

Slavia Prague vs Sevilla Match Up 


Slavia Prague will be banking on Milan Skoda in attack with the Czech international scoring five goals in his last five matches. The forward will have support from Stoch and both men will be confident of getting the better of the Sevilla defence.

Ben Yedder will be the one to carry the attacking threat for Sevilla having scored eight goals in his last 10 matches. With the creativity of Sarabia in midfield, the Spanish giants should have too much for the Czech team.

Slavia Prague vs Sevilla Key Statistics 


  • Slavia Prague and Sevilla have seen BTTS in 2 of their last 3 meetings (all competitions).
  • Slavia Prague are unbeaten in in 6 of their last 7 matches (UEFA Europa League) 
  • Sevilla have won 6 of their last 8 away matches (UEFA Europa League).

Verdict


Slavia Prague and Sevilla have plenty of quality going forward while also being slightly shaky at the back. BTTS is the tip here at odds of 1.62, while Sevilla’s superior quality and good away record in the competition should see them claim a vital win.

Best Bet: BTTS Yes @ 1.62 at bet365 – 5 Units
Value Bet: Sevilla Win @ 2.05 at bet365 – 3 Units
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