Sevilla decide on Thursday, December 13, their future in the 2018/2019 edition of the Europa League. In a match that is part of the schedule of the sixth – last round of the group stage will receive the Krasnodar, Russia, in the stadium Ramon Sánchez Pizjuán. The start was scheduled for 15:55 (Brasília time).Three teams compete for the two vacancies of key J in the second phase. The Russians, with 12 points (four wins and a draw), are in first place. The second place is split between the Spaniards and Belgium’s Standard de Liége, who will face Akhisarspor, who has not yet scored in Turkey.
This scenario, if implemented, would promote a triple tie. In that case, the balance of goals of the games involving the trio of leaders would define the qualifiers. To great advantage, the Spaniards need no more than a hit by minimum margin.In the Spanish Championship, Sevilla have won the last five games they held in their stadium. However, the last meeting of the tournament was as a visitor. On Saturday, December 8, it was 1 to 1 against Valencia. With 28 points (eight wins, four draws and three losses), he remained the tournament’s runner-up. The difference for Barcelona, which was one point, however, rose to three.For Thursday’s meeting, coach Pablo Marchin will not be able to count on the services of midfielder Pablo Sarabia. He was sent off in a 1-0 loss to Standard Liege in the fifth round in Belgium and will have to complete the automatic suspension.The number of casualties should increase depending on the position of the medical department in relation to the athletes who are recovering from injury. They are the defenders Daniel Carriço and Aleix Vidal; and the socks Maxime Gonalons and Jesus Navas. Of these groups, only Gonalons, who suffered an ankle fracture, was vetoed in advance. The others are still hoping to receive the green light to face the Russians.
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A draw guarantees to Krasnodar not only the classification, but the first placement of the key. However, the defeat can serve to ensure the team’s participation in the second stage of the Europa League. That’s because in the triple-tie scenario, the team would take advantage, in case of defeat by minimum margin, in comparison with Standard Liége.The recent retrospective of the team offers confidence to its supporter. The Russian team has been undefeated for ten games (six wins and four draws). There are three different tournaments in this list. In addition to the Europa League, there are matches of the Russian Cup and the Russian Championship.The most recent match added was the 1-1 draw, Sunday, December 9, for the seventeenth round of the Russian Championship. With 33 points (ten wins, three draws and four defeats), Krasnodar are in the vice-lead, one point behind Zenit Petersburg.In the previous result was also an equality, but by the Russian Cup. For the first leg of the quarterfinals of the tournament, at home, was 2-2 with Rostov. The definition of the duel will only be made in February when the dispute will be resumed.Coach Murad Masaev has an important medical doubt for Saturday’s showdown. Russian national Ari, who was called up for the first time in November, is in the process of recovering from a back injury and will have to be examined to see if he can face Sevilla.
Football Prediction of the Day Sevilla vs Krasnodar
The first round match of the UEFA Europa League group stage 2018/2019 was the first encounter involving the teams. Krasnodar won 2-1.
Krasnodar has the possibility to act conservatively and eventually even manage a loss by minimum margin. Thus, the prognosis in the victory of Seville ends up being the best option for the match.
Bet Tips: Sevilla