The Europa League final is finally here and we have two of the best competitors duking it out for a spot in the Champions League, and potential European glory this matchday.
Roma and Sevilla are the two squads that have made it through to the Championship after successfully navigating their respective opponents and playoff draws.
It was a tough road to get here, but they will be singing their praises all day long up until the match.
These two squads have done relatively well in their domestic leagues, but Sevilla clearly needs this win more than Roma.
Although both squads want to end their season on a bang, only one may remain on top.
Talented players from top to bottom on both teams, this match will be an all out war.
Leaving every shot to the last and making every decisive tackle will be key in such a big game.
Two styles of game that are contrasting in some senses, there will be some awesome duels between the world’s best players this evening.
Let’s look into the match preview on Stake.com!
Mourinho’s Roma on the Ascendancy
Roma was in a difficult position before Jose Mourinho’s arrival to the club, but they have since found their identity and ability to play under pressure.
Jo-Mo is known and regarded as one of the best managers of the time period, and he has this Roma team playing and believing in themselves more than ever before.
The strategy from Mourinho is always more defensive-minded and love it or hate it, can truly win matches in the most frustrating of ways.
Not the most eye-catching piece of football you’ll ever see, Roma will look out to do their job and clinch the victory by any means necessary.
Whether it’s in extra time, regular time, or penalties, this Roma team knows what their manager wants, and they will do their best to execute the game plan once it comes around.
There is no doubt that Roma will be playing from their end most of the game, but they can easily turn the match around with a counterattack or a bad mistake from Sevilla.
Sevilla the European (Europa League) Giants
Sevilla is really in another Europa League final, and they have been the Europa League demonslayer over the past few years.
Their squad has a bunch of veteran players, and young talents that are going to catch your eye throughout this match.
If you’ve never seen Sevilla play before, they combine possession with an ability to attack with grace.
They will be relying on their main striker Youssef En-Nesyri to catch the opportunities on a whim, while players like Lucas Ocampos and Erik Lamela will facilitate the necessary passes in the final third.
They will look to be the more aggressive and attacking team of the two, which could be both good or bad in this particular scenario.
Sevilla are more than capable of lifting this trophy in regular time, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see them do so.
Betting Prediction - Sevilla to qualify and lift the cup.