Sevilla vs APOEL - 03/10/2019 Preview

Sevilla vs APOEL should be one of the most important games for hosts in Group A of the Europea League, which will be held at Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, in Sevilla. Both teams were clear favourites before the season started, however, now we can see the different situation and this match could be decisive for APOEL. Read our thoughts about this exciting UEFA Europa League Sevilla vs APOEL match, here below.

These teams have never met before.

Sevilla

Sevillistas last season took 6th place in Spanish La Liga. so they were promoted to Europa League, well-known for the European Competition. Earlier, Sevilla won 3 seasons in a row second main Europen Tournament. Last season they failed to reach the high stage and were knocked out by Slavia Prague in the last 16.

This season started brilliantly for Los Hispalenses. They won 4 out of 5 first matches in all competitions. During the opening round, they won 3:0 at Tofiq Bahramov Stadium over Qarabag and took 3 important points. Now hosts stand at 1st place in Europa League. In La Liga, they already had ups and downs, since they started the season well and were at 1st place, however, faced two losses over Real Madrid and Eibar. In the last match, Sevilla met Real Sociedad, which have also very great and confident season. Sevilla even conceded at 4th minute, showed absolutely solid character and won this game with 3:2 result. They were very dangerous, created lots of moment and had much more chances to score than their rivals.

Los Rojiblancos strongly changed the squad by signing lots of new players. Most of them already showing very confident results and found their game, but several of them still need to work hard to prove they are ready for the main squad. All in all, Julen Lopetegui, after unsuccessful season with Real Madrid showing very strong results, even better than with Los Blancos.

APOEL

Τhrylos surprisingly lost last year at first round of UEFA Champions League qualification against Lithuanian Suduva. This lost took away all opportunities to participate in European Competitions. This year they showed stronger character and improved a lot. Starting in July, they won overall faced opponents during the qualification and finally met Ajax in the final. In Cyprus, hey played a draw, however, lost in Amsterdam with 0:2 result against Semi-finalists of Champions League 2018/19 season.

This season, APOEL played only 2 domestic league matches. Both won. Moreover, they won Cyprus Super Cup Final over the AEL Limassol. And most importantly, they played already against the Dudelange in Europa League. Unfortunately, the lack of playing experience and long break weakened the team. They lost over Luxembourg guest even at  Neo GSP Stadium, in Nicosia with extremely high 3:4 score. APOEL scored 3 back goals being 2 behind, however, could not hold the defence and still lost the match to outsiders of the group. APOEL does not have stars in their team.

 

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