Sam WattDudelange v Sevilla, Thursday November 7, 17:55, Stade Josy Barthel. The Europa League group stages returns this week as we enter matchday four of the groups with record competition winners Seville travelling to outsiders Dudelange of Luxembourg.
Dudelange have lost just three of their last 12 home games in the Europa League and just last year secured a notable victory at home to Romanian side Cluj while they held Sevilla’s city rivals Real Betis to a 0-0 draw last year. Sevilla are already in pole position to progress and are likely to rest multiple players for this trip, making this one of the best online betting odds of the matchday. 888Sport have the home side double chance at 6/1.
Sevilla are yet to concede a goal across their three Europa League group games to date while Dudelange have scored just once across their last four games in all competitions. The hosts will look to sit deep here and frustrate the visitors. That makes two goals or less at this game at 9/5 an interesting price from 888Sport.
Head to Head
These two sides had never met prior to Sevilla beating Dudelange 3-0 in Andalusia a fortnight ago.
Dudelange have won 15 national titles in Luxembourg, all this century, including in each of the last four years.
All five of Sevilla’s Europa League titles have arrived since 2006 – no other club has won the trophy more than three times.
Dudelange are uncharasterically struggling domestically this year, they are seventh in the Luxembourg top flight after 10 matches.
Sevilla won 21 successive Europa League knockout ties against 21 different opponents. Run started with victory over Mladost Podgorica in August 2013.They were defeated by Slavia Prague in the Round of 16 last season.
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