Sigma Olomouc vs Sevilla
Sigma Olomouc host Sevilla in the 1st leg in EL, round before the group stages.
My pick is simple here- Sevilla to win the match comfortably and decide everything before the 2nd leg. The hosts are obviously not in form in the domestic league after 1 win and 4 losses since the start of the season. Two of the losses were very harsh with 0:3 by Slavia Prague and 1:4 by Banik Ostrava. They also lost the other game on home soil by Victoria Pilzen 0:1, so it's expected to have a lot of troubles against Sevilla today. They eliminated Kairat by Kazakhstan with 4:1 on aggregate, but now the opponent is from totally different level and to make the things even worse, the visitors are in excellent form.
Sevilla started the domestic league in fashion style- 1:4 win as guests to Rayo Vallecano and during the weekend they will face Villareal at home. Before that they will try to decide everything in the tie against Sigma. We saw that Sevilla usually use very strong starting line-ups in EL games and that's the reason they humiliated Ujpest from Hungary with 7:1 on aggregate and Zalgiris- 6:0 on aggregate. With such an attacking power, obviously in form, I have no doubt they will score at least twice tonight against their Czech opponent, which is out of form. In the previous rounds they earned two victories as guests- 1:3 against Ujpest and 0:5 against Zalgiris, so -1.5 AH for the guests is absolutely possible for me.
Pilar(MF) is doubtful for the hosts, while visitors will miss Mercado, Kjaer, Fernandez, Carrico and Pareja. With such a deep squad Pablo Machin will find very solid starting line-up for tonight, which is more than capable to decide everything in this tie and go with a lot of confidence for the game against Villareal during the weekend.
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Sigma Olomouc vs Sevilla prediction
|Sevilla -1.5 AH||Pinnacle||1.93||10||0-1 LOST (-10 units)|