Sevilla vs Lazio Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

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These two sides played out a low-scoring game last week and we think that they could cancel each other early on when they meet in the south of Spain

Sevilla are in a strong position heading into the second leg of their last 32 tie in the Europa League against Lazio at the Estadio Sanchez Pizjuan on Wednesday evening.

Pablo Machin's side won 1-0 at the Stadio Olimpico last week thanks to Wissam Ben Yedder. Lazio know they must score twice at a stadium where Sevilla have won 12 of their last 15 matches - including victories over Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Latest odds 

bet365 offer Sevilla at 4/5 (1.80) to book their place in the last 16 of the competition they have won on five occasions with a win. Lazio are priced at 17/4 (5.25) to win in 90 minutes and 11/2 (5.50) to qualify. The draw is available at 11/4 (3.75).

Team news

Lazio Sevilla Europa League

Sevilla have winger Nolito out with a long-term injury, while Maxime Gonalons, Joris Gnagnon and Aleix Vidal are doubts.

Lazio are boosted by the return of both Sergej Milikovic-Savic and Luis Alberto from injury, while top scorer Ciro Immobile will also return for the Romans.

Preview

In last week's first leg we backed a low-scoring game and there could be a temptation to invest in a repeat; Sevilla have found goals a little harder to come by of late, while Lazio are far from prolific.

Usually the Andalusians are roared on at home on a European night by a passionate home crowd, but the game has been moved to the curious kick-off slot off 6pm local time because of local rivals Real Betis in European action on Thursday.

Sevilla Lazio graphic

As such, the raucous atmosphere that is so often present at the Sanchez Pizjuan could be a little subdued.

Tips and predictions

Opposing an early goal is highly tempting, with the price of 5/6 (1.83) for no goal to be scored before the 28th minute looking generous.

Also worthy of consideration could be a goalless first half at 2/1 (3.00) in what could be a tight opening 45 minutes between two evenly-matched teams. 

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.

Betting Banner - Best Bet No goal before 28 minutes at 5/6 (1.83) for a 1.5pt stake at bet365

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