Sevilla vs. Inter Milan Pick – Europa League Final, August 21, 2020

| August 19, 2020 6:00 am PDT

Cologne’s RheinEnergieStadion is the venue for the 2019/20 UEFA Europa League final, with five-time winner Sevilla taking on Antonio Conte’s Inter Milan on Friday, August 21.

Sevilla edged Manchester United 2-1 in the semi-finals, while Inter destroyed Shakhtar Donetsk 5-0 to advance. This is set to be a hugely exciting clash between two top teams, but who will lift the trophy in Germany?

Keep reading to see my Sevilla vs. Inter Milan prediction and betting pick.

Sevilla vs. Inter Milan Odds

Here are the latest odds for the 2020 Europa League final, courtesy of 10bet.

Sevilla to Win 3.25
The Draw 3.40
Inter Milan to Win 2.10

Following their demolition of Shakhatr in the previous round, Inter comes into the final as the favorite. But odds of 2.10 suggest that the Italian side won’t simply cruise to victory.

At the end of the day, you would be a fool to write off Sevilla. The Spaniards have pretty much made this tournament their own in recent years, and they will be desperate to enhance their outstanding record.

I assess both teams’ chances below.

Sevilla vs. Inter Milan Preview

Let’s get one thing straight: Sevilla’s pedigree in this competition is second to none. Los Rojiblancos has lifted the trophy a record five times and even clinched three successive Europa League triumphs between 2014 and 2016. So, are we really surprised to see Sevilla in the final once again? I’m certainly not.

The Spanish side cruised through the group stage before edging past Cluj in the Round of 32, days before the campaign was put on hold. Following the resumption, three wins in the space of ten days have propelled Sevilla to the final. Roma, Wolves, and Man Utd have all fallen to Julen Lopetegui’s team since the restart.

The former Spain and Real Madrid manager has arguably taken Sevilla to another level this season, with a remarkable 15-game unbeaten streak guiding the club to fourth in La Liga. Indeed, Los Rojiblancos hasn’t tasted defeat since February.

Meanwhile, Inter’s route to the final began with failure. The Nerrazzuri finished behind Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund in a tough Champions League group but has breezed past their opponents since dropping down into Europe’s secondary club competition. Conte’s men saw off Ludogorets, Getafe, and Bayer Leverkusen before crushing Shakhtar last time out.

Inter’s ruthless semi-final performance makes it extremely difficult to look past the Italians. Forwards Lautaro Martinez and Romelu Lukaku both netted doubles on Monday, meaning Lukaku has now scored in a record ten consecutive Europa League appearances.

Let’s not forget that Inter has also kept six clean sheets in their previous seven outings in all competitions. The San Siro outfit only lost one of their 13 league games after the restart, eventually finishing just a single point behind Serie A champion Juventus.

Prediction and Pick

Pick
  • Inter Milan to Win
    2.10

I’m not going to lie to you, this was not an easy decision to make. It seems crazy to write off Sevilla in this competition. But if any team is capable of toppling the Europa League specialists, it’s Inter Milan. Both sides would be worthy winners, but I simply can’t see the Inter losing this game.

Ben Morris

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