Our prediction for this Europa League match:
High-flying Krasnodar will be aiming to move one step closer to booking their place in the Europa League knockout stages with a win over Sevilla at their Stadion FK Krasnodar. Krasnodar did well to beat Turkish side Akhisarspor on the road in their Europa League opener, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in Thursday’s football match against in-form Sevilla. Los Sevillanos did not make a flying start to the season, but they have been producing thrilling displays in all competitions of late, so it is no surprise they are regarded as favourites to win their second group game. Pablo Machin is doing a good job with the Andalusian side and seeing that summer signing Andre Silva has found his goal-scoring touch, away win should be considered. It has to be noted that the two teams meet for the first time ever in European competitions.
Highlighted Player (Christian Cueva):
Christian Cueva is a Peru international who was born in Trujillo (Peru) on November 23, 1991. Cueva is a produce of Universidad San Martin football school and he continued playing for the club at senior level. After scoring 19 goals in 120 appearances for the club (league matches) the 169-cm tall attacking midfielder moved to Universidad Cesar Vallejo in 2012.
Due to the lack of first-team football, Christian Cueva quickly left the club, signing a deal with Union Espanola. The Peru international played for the likes of Rayo Vallecano (loan), Allianza Lima, Toluca and Sao Paulo as well before joining Russian side Krasnodar in 2018. Christian Cueva has established himself as one of the key players of the Peruvian national team and it is well known that he represented los Incas at the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals.
Nonetheless, despite beating Australia in their last group game, Peru eventually failed to book their place in the last 16 of the showpiece tournament in Russia.
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.