Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Sevilla will be looking to keep their 100% record in the 2019/2020 Europa League campaign with a win over APOEL at Neo GSP. Los Sevillanos have already clinched top position in Group A, meaning that head coach Julen Lopetegui is going to use Thursday’s match to rest several first-team regulars. However, regardless of which players will be deployed in the starting XI, we believe that Julen Lopetegui’s men are going to give fans yet another reason for celebration.
One of the men to watch in the away team, will be summer signing Moanes Dabour, who is eager to find his goal-scoring touch. Thanks to a 2-0 win over Dudelange APOEL secured a top-two finish as well, meaning that they have little to play for in their last group game. Considering that APOEL boss Thomas Doll is likely to mix the squad as well, we are tempted to put our money on the visitors.
Highlighted Player (Vid Belec):
Vid Belec is a 192-cm-tall goalkeeper, who was born in Maribor, Slovenia on June 6, 1990. Belec played for his home-town club Maribor at youth level and in 2007 he joined Italian side Internazionale.
However, the Slovenian shot-stopper did not see any game action in the Serie A during his spell at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza and it has to be noted that he played for the likes of Crotone, Olhanense and Konyaspor on loan before joining Carpi in 2015. After making 56 appearances for the Biancorossi in the league, Vid Belec moved to Benevento in July, 2017, signing a three-year deal with the Serie A team.
Belec made his debut for Slovenia national football team on June 7, 2014 in a 2-0 loss to Argentina. The Slovenian goalkeeper managed to keep 13 clean sheets for Benevento in the 2016/2017 Serie B campaign and, no doubt, he helped the club secure promotion to the Italian top flight.
Highlighted Team (Sevilla):
Sevilla Futbol Club is a Spanish football club from the city Andalucia. The club is playing in the Spanish Primera Division and is playing his home games in Estadio Ramo Sanchez Pizjuan. An impressive venue with the capacity to hold 45 500 football fans. The biggest rival of Sevilla FC is city rival Real Betis Sevilla.The current second team of Sevilla is called Sevilla Atletico and is playing in the Segunda Division B. Nicknames for Sevilla are Los nervionenses and Los Rojiblancos.
Sevilla won the Spanish title once in 1946. In Spain Sevilla won the Copa del Rey 4 times. In European competitions the team had more success. The club managed to win the Europa League 4 times and is currently the most successful club in the Europa League.
The most remarkable players that played for Sevilla FC are: Suker, Zamorano, Alves, Ramos, Rakitic and the legendary Diego Maradona.