Sevilla and Roma face each other at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan

Sevilla and Roma face each other at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on Thursday and this is one of the great derbies from the Europa League 1/8-finals. It’s safe to say that we will see two of the major contenders for the trophy against each other. In these Europa League predictions we will discuss this game with you.

 

Some might say that Sevilla underperformed a little bit in the previous round of the competition, although they successfully eliminated Romanian champions CFR Cluj. The things is they did it without winning neither one of the two games – Sevilla qualified after one away goal scored in Bucuresti. This was kind of bleak performance, but the most important thing is that the Spaniards found a way to progress.

 

Now against Roma Julen Lopetegui’s team have the chance to silence the critics and show its real face. The former manager of Spain is having a good first season with the club so far – he’s in a good position to chase a Top 4 place in La Liga and the team is still in the race for Europa League. Sevilla are a team which plays really strong at home, so we think they will aim to record a strong result against Roma.

 

Speaking of Roma they are another contender for the trophy this season. In the previous round of the competition the Wolves did the job against Belgian side Gent, despite of the fact that they scored just two goals in total in the two matches.

 

Recently Roma suffered from a slump in their form, but the manager Paulo Fonseca successfully managed to stabilize his players’ performance. Roma won three of their last four games in all competitions. That’s pretty good.

 

In our Europa League predictions we find this game very difficult to make a prediction to. Sevilla are very dangerous at home, but Roma are an European powerhouse with a lot of experience in this kind of games. It’s going to be exciting.