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Europa league semi finals

12 May | BY Betway | MIN READ TIME |
Europa league semi finals

Napoli will look to bounce back after a disappointing draw in the first leg, whilst Sevilla are great value to build on their 3-0 mauling of Fiorentina

Both Napoli and Sevilla were heavily favoured to come out of their first leg encounters with positive results, and whilst Sevilla kept punters happy with a convincing win, it was Napoli’s failure to beat Dnipro that made all the headlines. The Ukrainian outfit are a hard working organised side, but lack the quality needed at this level, and few will expect them to be able to contain Napoli again. Despite the first leg thrashing Sevilla enter the second leg as perceived underdogs at 2/1, which is fantastic value. An away day double looks a very tasty bet indeed.  

Dnipro vs Napoli

  1. Napoli are the joint fifth strongest away side in Serie A, and have been equally impressive away from home in the Europa league, winning all but three of their fixtures on the road. Back an away win at 5/6.
  2. Dnipro are a notoriously defensive outfit. Both teams have scored in just 30% of their games this season, making the 4/5 price on both teams not scoring in this one look great value.
  3. Gonzalo Higuain may have failed to hit the net in the first leg, but he remains his side’s top scorer this season. He is also the second top goalscorer in the Europa league with seven goals, and looks the most likely to bag for his team at evens.
  4. Dnipro have lost 8.3% of their matches this season by a 2-0 scoreline, whilst Napoli have made a habit of winning 2-0 with this result occurring in 17.6% of their games. A 2-0 away victory looks overpriced at 7/1.

Fiorentina vs Sevilla

  1. Fiorentina have won just seven of their 17 league home matches this season and will take no confidence into the game on the back of the 3-0 thrashing at Sevilla. The Spanish outfit are in excellent form away from home, remaining unbeaten in their last five fixtures. 2/1 on a Sevilla victory is a fantastic price.
  2. 61% of Sevilla away games have produced over 2.5 goals, whilst over half of Fiorentina’s games this season have been similarly full of goals. Back over 2.5 goals at evens.
  3. Mario Gomez has ten goals for Fiorentina this season, with over 60% of these coming at Artemio Franchi. At 11/10 he is decent value to score again.
  4. Sevilla have won 11.1% of their away games by a 3-1 margin, whilst Fiorentina have already lost by this score on three occasions this season. A 3-1 away win is massively overpriced at 20/1.
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