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Sevilla vs Inter Milan – Europa League Final Match Preview

Sevilla vs Inter Milan
Friday 20th August 2020
Europa League Final – RheinEnergie Stadion

Kick-Off: 20:00 BST – Live on BT Sport 1HD

Sevilla and Inter Milan lock horns in the final of the Europa League on Friday evening.

Much to everybody’s delight, the Europa League final has come around and promises to be an interesting battle between two sides who are no strangers to European successes.

Sevilla, the most decorated side in this competition overcame Manchester United 2-1 in their semi-final, meanwhile Inter Milan thrashed Shakhtar Donetsk in Dusseldorf.

Sevilla have won this competition more than any other club and are aiming to clinch their six Europa League/UEFA Cup. Inter Milan on the other hand, following their exit from the Champions League, have won all five of their Europa League encounters this term and are looking to win six consecutive European matches for the first time since the 2009/10 season.

Antonio Conte will be desperate for his side to claim some silverware this season after missing out on Italy’s Scudetto by only a point. Inter come into this one as the favourites and are priced at 11/10 on SkyBet to win in 90 minutes.

Sevilla have never lost in a European final (P5 W5). Only Liverpool and Real Madrid boast a better winning record in finals.

Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku will be looking to add to his 33 goals this season and add to his tally in this years competition. The Belgian netted twice in Inters’ semi-final rout over Shakhtar and is priced at 7/2 on Bet365 to score first.

Three or more goals have been scored in four of the last five finals in this competition, and over 2.5 goals is priced at EVENS on SkyBet.

Dutchman Daniele Makkelie is in charge for this years final. The 37-year old is taking charge of his first European final. Makkelie has overseen seven games in Europe this season (Champions League/Europa League) accumulating a total of 24 yellow cards. For this one, I would recommend a minimum of 30+ booking points.

This match will be televised live on BT Sport 1HD with kick-off scheduled for 20:00 GMT.

Prediction: Sevilla 1-2 Inter Milan

Suggested Tips – Sevilla vs Inter Milan (SkyBet)

  • Correct score: Sevilla 1-2 Inter Milan – 8/1.
  • First goalscorer: Lucas Ocampos – 5/1.
  • Anytime goalscorer: Lautaro Martinez – 2/1.
  • Player to be carded: Diego Carlos – 21/10.
  • Popular RequestaBets – Ocampos & Martinez to score, 3+ corners each team and Fernando & Barella to be carded – 100/1.
  • Popular PlayerStat RequestABets – Lukaku to score first and Godin to be shown the first card – 50/1.
  • Popular PlayerStat RequestABets – Lukaku to score a header and Young to score outside the penalty area – 300/1.

Prices Correct at time of Publishing – Friday 21st August 2020 17:05 BST.

Brighton vs Manchester United – Match Preview

Brighton vs Manchester United
Tuesday 30th June 2020
Premier League – Amex Stadium

Live on Sky Sports Main Event / Pick TV – Kick-off: 20:15

Brighton return to the Amex Stadium when they host Manchester United in the Premier League on Tuesday evening.

Brighton have been terrific since the Premier Leagues resumption and have distanced themselves from the relegation zone. Graham Potters’ side beat Arsenal before drawing with Leicester in their most recent encounter.

Manchester United returned to winning ways in the league with a 3-0 triumph over Sheffield United last time round. Anthony Martial struck a fantastic hat-trick, and became the first player to do so since Sir Alex Ferguson left the club over 7 years ago. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are unbeaten in seven Premier League matches.

United were 3-1 winners in the reverse fixture back in November and are priced at 3/4 on SkyBet to claim all three points. Brighton however have had the better record at home against United and have won both of their encounters on home turf since their return to the Premier League.

In this fixture BTTS has landed in each of the last three Premier League encounters. Furthermore, there has not been a draw in a game between these two sides eight meetings, a 28-year time frame.

The referee for this clash is Andre Marriner. The 49- year old has overseen 18 Premier League matches this season, accumulating 47 yellow cards and 2 red cards. November’s meeting between these two sides produced 7 yellow cards.

Marcus Rashford has scored in his last two Premier League appearances against Brighton. SkyBet are offering odds of 6/4 for the 22-year old to make it three from three and add to his 14 league goals this season.

In Brighton’s last four Premier League encounters, there has been a minimum of 30+ booking points. Over 2 cards for Brighton is priced at 3/1 on SkyBet.

This match will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event/Premier League & Pick TV, with kick-off scheduled for 20:15 on Tuesday evening.

Prediction: Brighton 1-2 Manchester United

Suggested Tips – Brighton vs Manchester United (BET365)

  • Correct score: Brighton 1-2 Manchester United – (link no longer available).
  • First goalscorer: Marcus Rashford – (link no longer available).
  • Anytime goalscorer: Paul Pogba – (link no longer available).
  • Player to be Booked: Dan Burn – (link no longer available).


Manchester City vs Liverpool – Match Preview

Manchester City vs Liverpool
Thursday 2nd July 2020
Premier League – Etihad Stadium

Live on Sky Sports Main Event/Premier League – Kick-off: 20:15

Manchester City host newly crowned Champions Liverpool on Thursday night in the Premier League.

City’s 2-1 defeat to Chelsea a week ago ended Liverpool’s 30-year wait to become Premier League Champions. This week’s clash at the Etihad still promises to be a special one despite Liverpool’s confirmation as Champions.

Pep Guardiola will be keen for his side to add one more defeat to Liverpool’s record this season, and try to prevent them from becoming centurions just like his side were just two years ago. City come into this one fresh from securing a place in the FA Cup semi-final thanks to a comprehensive 2-0 win away to Newcastle on Sunday.

Liverpool meanwhile will be eager to rub salt into the wounds of City by beating them on home soil. Jurgen Klopp’s side dismantled Crystal Palace 4-0 last Wednesday in the Premier League and attention now turns to surpassing the 100 point mark in the Premier League.

Liverpool were 3-1 winners in the reverse fixture back in November. City were 2-1 winners at the Etihad last season which ended up being Liverpool’s only league defeat of the season. City have won only two of their last seven meetings with Liverpool in all competitions.

Kevin De Bruyne has been sensational since City returned to action. The Belgian has scored in three of City’s four matches since the coronavirus stoppage and is priced at 5/2 to score anytime on SkyBet.

Anthony Taylor is the man in charge of this one. The 41-year old has overseen 26 Premier League matches this season, accumulating a total of 105 yellow cards and 5 red cards. Taylor took charge of this exact fixture last season and awarded 6 yellow cards in City’s 2-1 win. This considered, I would recommend a minimum of 30+ booking points for this one.

Liverpool’s Mo Salah is chasing his third consecutive Premier League golden boot trophy and will be keen to add to his 17 Premier League goals this season. Salah is priced at 2/1 to score anytime on SkyBet.

This match will be televised live on Sky Sports Main Event/Premier League with kick-off scheduled for 20:00 on Thursday evening.

Prediction: Manchester City 1-1 Liverpool

Suggested Tips – Manchester City vs Liverpool (BET365)

  • Correct score: Manchester City 1-1 Liverpool – (link no longer available).
  • First goalscorer: Gabriel Jesus – (link no longer available).
  • Anytime goalscorer: Roberto Firmino – (link no longer available).
  • Player to be Booked: Fabinho – (link no longer available).

Suggested Tips – Manchester City vs Liverpool (SKYBET)

  • @RequestABet – Twitter Chosen Request – Manchester City to win, De Bruyne 1+ shots on target, Fabinho to be carded & Robertson 2+ Tackles – 14/1.
  • RequestABet Specials 33/1 to 66/1 – Rodrigo, Sterling & Fabinho to be carded – 33/1.
  • Popular Player Stats RequestABets – Sterling to have 1+ shot on target from outside the area and van Dijk to have 1+ headed shot on target – 20/1.
  • Both Players to Score – Roberto Firmino and Gabriel Jesus – 11/1.

We advise only covering 1-2 picks max from the below suggestions given the big prices.