Match Preview: Sevilla 2-0 Lazio Prediction and Betting Tips | Europa League (1/16-finals)

Sevilla – Lazio betting tips for today, February 20, 2019

Kick-off: 18:00 Sevilla – Lazio
Football:  Europa League – 1/16-finals
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odds: 1.34
Bookmaker: Bwin
Match Result: 2:0 WON!!!

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Sevilla, ‘Kings of the Europa League’ (EL), are favourites to progress from the Round of 32 yet again after beating Lazio 1-0 in the first leg in Italy. The Spaniards already have three EL titles, and have won all seven two-legged UEFA ties where they won the first leg away.
The hosts won Group J (W4, L2), but have had mixed results since (W5, D3, L6). At home, they’ve won just two of five competitive matches in 2019 (W2, D2, L1), but their reputation as a strong home side is well-earned: Sevilla have won 15 of 20 here this season, registering 12 clean sheets.
Against non-Spanish opposition, Sevilla have won 17 EL home matches in a row (including extra-time/penalties), whilst this season they’ve won all six EL home games they’ve played (qualifiers included), with a combined aggregate scoreline of 22-1.
Lazio, meanwhile, are the third most experienced side in the tournament with 63 EL matches under their belt. However two quarter-final appearances are their best results so far.
At this stage for the sixth time, the ‘Biancocelesti’ are yet to record an away win in the Round of 32. Furthermore, their form in 2019 has been mixed (W4, L4), with all four defeats coming by a one-goal margin. Needing to score here, Lazio have at least netted in 12 of their 16 competitive away outings this season (within 90 minutes).
Players to watch: Wissam Ben Yedder (SEV) scored the first-leg winner and has four goals in the EL proper. Ciro Immobile (LAZ), meanwhile, has four goals in his last six competitive matches.
Stat attack: Six of Sevilla’s last ten competitive home games featured under 2.5 total goals.
Sevilla haven’t been trailing at half-time in any of their 13 EL matches (including qualifiers) this season.
Lazio’s seven EL fixtures so far have seen 5.57 yellow cards on average.

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