UEFA Europa League final | Sevilla vs AS Roma | Preview, BestBets

As a season of European club competition draws to a close, Wednesday night sees the UEFA Europa League final take place in Budapest.

With the next fortnight seeing three major finals, Sevilla and AS Roma do opening honours at the Puskas Arena.

UEFA Champions League and Conference League finals lie ahead in the next 10 days, but who first will leave Hungary with the spoils?


Sevilla eye seven

Sevilla are nothing if not Europa League/UEFA Cup stalwarts.

Looking to seal the trophy for seventh time, the Spanish outfit already hold the record for most tournament wins (with six).

Such is the dominance Los Rojiblancos enjoy, the Andalusians have won it four times in the last nine seasons.

Between 2014 and 2016, Sevilla were three-time consecutive champions.


This season largely, however, has not been a memorable one.

Yet, since the arrival of Jose Luis Mendilibar, Sevilla have gone from a potential La Liga relegation scrap to now 90 minutes away from more silverware.

Boasting one of the most in-demand strikers around, Youssef En-Nesyri has become a cult figure in the south of Spain.

The Moroccan international will be keen on showing just how good he can be.


Romans bank on Mourinho

If there was one opponent who Sevilla might have met their match with though, Roma could perhaps be that team.

Due in no small part to the Jose Mourinho factor.

Mourinho, now 60, has not only won the Champions League twice but also this very trophy on two occasions.

The Portuguese won it most recently with Manchester United – incidentally, the season after Sevilla’s three-year monopoly.


Having led the Giallorossi to the Conference League last term, Mourinho can win back-to-back European trophies once again.

It would be for the second time having done so with FC Porto at the start of the new millennium.

The narratives are rolling in Hungary this Wednesday night.

Unlike Sevilla though, this is just a second UEFA Cup/Europa League final for the Eternal City outfit; An intimidating prospect in anyone’s book.



Ahead of kick-off, the bookies marginally fancy Sevilla.

Edging out the Italians at 17/10 to 21/10, both prices are to be grabbed with BetUK.

Meanwhile, in their last three Europa League final victories, Sevilla have come from behind.

After beating Dnipro, Liverpool and Inter from arrears, might we see a repeat on the Danube?


PariMatch have a big 18/1 on the table individually for either team to win from that position.

The goals could be in short supply for two well-organised defences however, so to play the other way, for under 1.5 goals in 90 mins could be smart at 6/4 with BetVictor.

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