Europa League Final Tips – 31st May
Welcome to the first in our series of articles that will focus on some special bets for the four major cup finals we have coming up over the next few weeks or so.
The games we will be previewing and tipping for you are:
- Wed 31st May – Europa League Final – AS Roma v Sevilla
- Sun 3rd June – FA Cup Final – Manchester City v Manchester United
- Wed 7th June – Europa Conference League Final – Fiorentina v West Ham United
- Sat 10th June – Champions League Final – Inter Milan v Manchester City
That starts with today’s set of tips for the first of the four finals, the Europa League which will see AS Roma going for their second straight European competition win, a year after winning the first Europa Conference League.
Jose Mourinho will be contesting his sixth European final as a manager, having won all the previous five, but AS Roma fans confidence may be dented when they realise they are taking on a team that has won this competition more than any other and who has been victorious in every one of the six finals they have contested.
That team is Spanish side Sevilla, who despite a lacklustre domestic campaign by their own standards, have once again proved difficult to beat since they dropped into the Europa League at the start of the knockout phase.
To coin a phrase, ‘one of the 0’s has to go’ but will be it be Jose Mourinho landing his sixth European trophy in six European finals, or will Sevilla make it a sensational seven Europa Cup Final wins from seven appearances?.
Europa Conference League Final Tips
This is a tough game to predict. On the one hand, form and the fact that they have never lost a Europa League Final in six finals previously, suggests that Sevilla are the team to beat.
The Spaniards also have a better head to head record against the Italian side too, albeit mostly from friendly games played during the pre-season (one of which finished 6-4 to AS Roma).
However, they are facing a manager in Jose Mourinho who has won every European Final his teams have made it to, winning European trophies with FC Porto, Chelsea, Manchester United, Inter Milan and most recently with AS Roma.
Something has to give and the question is what will it be? Form-wise, Sevilla probably just shade it as despite poor performances in the Champions League, they have improved as the knockout phase of the Europa League went on. Roma’s performances have been solid defensively and I do worry if their attack can get them back into the game should Sevilla go ahead.
There’s lots to consider here so let’s take a look at the tips.
AS Roma v Sevilla: Extra Tips
*Tips are exactly that tips (predictions) and do not guarantee success.
Team Performance Comparison – UEFA Europa Conference League:
This shows results for AS Roma for Europa League Group Stage and Knockout Phase, and for Sevilla the Champions League Group Stage and Europa League Knockout Phase.
- Played – 14
- Won – 7
- Drew – 3
- Lost – 4
- Goals Scored – 20
- Goals Against – 10
- Played – 14
- Won – 5
- Drew – 4
- Lost – 5
- Goals Scored – 19
- Goals Against – 16
The Road To Budapest
Group Stage – AS Roma (Europa League)
- Group Stage Match 1 – Ludogorets v AS Roma – L 1-2 (Shomurodov 86)
- Group Stage Match 2 – AS Roma v HJK Helsinki – W 3-0 (Dybala 47, Pellegrini 49, Beloitti 68)
- Group Stage Match 3 – AS Roma v Real Betis – L 1-2 (Dybala 34p)
- Group Stage Match 4 – Real Betis v AS Roma – D 1-1 (Belotti 53)
- Group Stage Match 5 – HJK Helsinki v AS Roma – W 2-1 (Abraham 41, Hoskonen 62 og)
- Group Stage Match 6 – AS Roma v Ludogorets – W 3-1 (Pellegrini 56p,65p, Zainolo 85)
Group Stage – Sevilla (Champions League)
- Group Stage Match 1 – Sevilla v Man City – L 0-4
- Group Stage Match 2 – FC Copenhagen v Sevilla – D 0-0
- Group Stage Match 3 – Sevilla v Borussia Dortmund – L 1-4 (En-Nesyri 51)
- Group Stage Match 4 – Borussia Dortmund v Sevilla – D 1-1 (Nianzou 18)
- Group Stage Match 5 – Sevilla v FC Copenhagen – W 3-0 (En-Nesyri 61, Isco 88, Montiel 90+2)
- Group Stage Match 6 – Man City v Sevilla – L 1-3 (Rafa Mir 31)
Europa League Group C Table
- Real Betis – 16pts (+8)
- AS Roma – 10pts (+4)
- Ludogorets Razgrad – 6 pts (-1)
- HJK Helsinki – 2pts (-11)
Champions League Group G Table
- Manchester City – 14pts (+12)
- Borussia Dortmund – 9pts (+5)
- Sevilla – 5 pts (-6)
- FC Copenhagen – 2pts (-11)
By finishing second in Group C of the Europa League AS Roma were drawn into the Knockout Round Playoff, and Sevilla also qualified for that Europa League phase by virtue of finishing third in their Champions League group.
Europa League Knockout Phase
- Knockout Playoffs 1st Leg – RB Salzburg v AS Roma – L 0-1
- Knockout Playoffs 1st Leg – Sevilla v PSV – W 3-0 (En-Nesyri 45+2, Ocampos 50, Gudelj 55)
- Knockout Playoffs 2nd Leg – AS Roma v RB Salzburg – W 2-0 (Belotti 33, Dybala 40)
- Knockout Playoffs 2nd Leg – PSV v Sevilla – L 0-2
- Round of 16 1st Leg – AS Roma v R.Sociedad – W 2-0 (El Shaarawy 13, Kumbulla 87)
- Round of 16 1st Leg – Sevilla v Fenerbahce – W 2-0 (Jordan 56, Lamela 85)
- Round of 16 2nd Leg – R.Sociedad v AS Roma – D 0-0
- Round of 16 2nd Leg – Fenerbahce v Sevilla – L 0-1
- Quarter Finals 1st Leg – Feyenoord v AS Roma – L 0-1
- Quarter Finals 1st Leg – Man Utd v Sevilla – D 2-2 (Malacia 84 og, Maguire 90+2 og)Quarter Finals 2nd Leg – AS Roma v Feyenoord – W 4-1 AET (Spinazzola 60, Dybala 89, Al Shaarawy 101, Pellegrini 109)
- Quarter Finals 2nd Leg – Sevilla v Man Utd – W 3-0 (En-Neysri 8,81, Bade 47)
- Semi Finals 1st Leg – AS Roma v Bayer Leverkusen – W 1-0 (Bove 63)
- Semi Finals 1st Leg – Juventus v Sevilla – D 1-1 (En-Neysri 28)
- Semi Finals 2nd Leg – Bayer Leverkusen v AS Roma – D 0-0
- Semi Finals 2nd Leg – Sevilla v Juventus – W 2-1 AET (Suso 71, Lamela 95)