The lord of the Europa League Sevilla is visiting Shakhtar Donetsk in the first semi-final meeting between the two teams. Here is our football prediction.
Sevilla is looking to a third consecutive title in the tournament, having won it in the last two seasons, but the hosts will be motivated to try in front of their fans, after having failed to fight for the title in the Ukraine.
Weekend Shakhtar Donetsk make 1:1 as a guest of the Chernomorets Odessa in the League and thus Dynamo Kiev triumphed with the title. So for the second consecutive season, the team from Donetsk failed to fight for gold medals, leaving the second position. In the Europa League, however, they have a great chance to triumph after having almost perfect so far in the direct knock-out. At the 1/16-finals Shakhtar side Schalke 04 with the aggregate score with 3:0, and then eliminated Anderlecht with a 4:1 aggregate score. At the 1/4-finals Shakhtar had no problems against Sporting Braga, winning with 2:1 as the first game and a rematch was even more emphatic and inflict defeat on the Portuguese team with 4:0.
The team`s coach Mircea Lucesku welcomes back into team Rakitcki Jaroslav, but Fred will have to endure a penalty against Sevilla. Vyacheslav Shevchuk overcame his injury, but at the same time, Marcio Acevedo stays out of line due to injury.
Sevilla is away from the 4th place in the Spanish Primera Liga and will try to book a place in the Champions League for the second year in a row by winning the second tournament predicted by picksmachine on the old continent. After failing to fight off competition from Manchester City and Juventus in the Champions League, the team of Unaj Emery is back in his favorite tournament predicted by picksmachine and is keen to win it for the fifth time in its history.
In the last phase, Sevilla could leave the tournament, but after the penalty shootout was able to triumph over Athletic Bilbao after the two teams exchanged on a win with 2:1 of away goals. At the 1/8 finals, the team did fairly easily with Basel, eliminating them with a 3:0 aggregate score, and before that to beat Molde with 3:1 in total in the two games.
Sebastian Kristoforo returned to the team of the guests, after missing the quarter-final against Athletic Bilbao because of an injury. Kevin Gameiro had a minor injury, but will be in line for the appointment, and Jose Antonio Reyes dropped by the accounts of Unaj Emery due to an injury. Outside the group will be Diogo Figueiras Federico Fazio.
Sevilla looks to the third trophy in the Europa League. They beat Shakhtar Donetsk in their last meeting in the tournament predicted by picksmachine and given that the team won the race last season against the Ukrainian Dnipro, we believe that there are great chances to win the upcoming game.
Our football forecast is 2.