Sevilla - Slask Wroclaw Betting Preview: Back the hosts to win both halves

Our Spanish expert Phil Kitromilides believes backing the La Liga side to win both halves offers punters the best value on Thursday evening
Sevilla continue their quest for a place in the group stages of the Europa League by welcoming Polish outfit Slask Wroclaw to the Sanchez Pizjuan.

Despite having been beaten in their opening match of the La Liga season on Sunday by Atletico Madrid, Unai Emery's team will be confident of taking a lead into next week's second leg.

Indeed the bookmakers are pretty confident themselves of a home win with William Hill pricing a victory for Sevilla at just 1/5 (1.20).

The visitors for their part can be backed at 10/1 (11.00) with the draw offered at 5/1(6.00).

With Sevilla such clear favorites trying to find some value in backing them is not overly straightforward.

Odds of just 3/10 (1.33) are offered for Sevilla to score over 1.5 goals, while they can be backed at just 13/20 (1.65) to be ahead at half time/full time.

Yet perhaps worthy of some consideration is the price of 6/5 (2.20) for them to win both halves.

This bet paid out in their home match in the previous round of qualifying and Sevilla have already shown their commitment to the Europa League by fielding strong line ups in those previous qualifying matches. The competition is important to the Andalusian side and they will be desperate to reach the group stages.

A convincing performance and win is therefore needed and expected and against clearly weaker opposition this selection offers an excellent option for punters in a market lacking in appealing investment opportunities.

Sevilla to win both halves at 6/5 (2.20) 1.0pts with William Hill

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Phil Kitromilides is a sports journalist and TV Presenter in Madrid