Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Fenerbahce will look to overcome a two-goal deficit in the Europa League tie with Sevilla when the two teams face each other at Sukru Saracoglu Stadium on Thursday evening. The Turks face an uphill task in the second leg, and they have no other option but to go all guns blazing at los Sevillanos. The likes of Alioski, Dursun, Gustavo Henrique, Luan Peres, and Sangare have been struggling with injuries of late, speaking of the home side.
The Spaniards, on the other hand, proved their worth in the first leg, and seeing that they came from behind to beat Almeria in the Andalusian derby at the weekend, we predict that Jorge Sampaoli’s troops are going to advance to the Europa League quarter-finals without any difficulties. Taking everything into account, the visitors would be more than happy with a draw. All Fernando, Gueye, and Montiel are back from domestic bans, while goalkeeper Bono misses out with injury. Serbia shot-stopper Dmitrovic should replace him in the starting XI.
Highlighted Player (Enner Valencia):
Enner Valencia is a prolific 26-year-old striker who plays for West Ham United in the English Premier League. Nicknamed “Superman”, Valencia started his career with Emelec in 2010. He enjoyed league success with Emelec and was awarded the “Copa Sudamericana Golden Boot” in 2013.
He also played for Pachuca in Mexico winning the Liga MX Golden Boot in 2014. His goal-scoring record and pace caught the attention of West Ham which bought him for an estimated £12 million in July 2014. At international level, Valencia made his debut in 2012 and has represented the country in 24 games so far. He is one of Ecuador’s top ten goal scorers of all time with 14 goals.
He has already represented Ecuador at the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2015 Copa America tournaments. Enner Valencia is Ecuador’s joint top scorer – along with Agustin Delgado – in World Cup tournaments with three goals.
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.