We share our expert UEFA Europa League Final predictions and betting picks with you as Sevilla face Roma on May 31.
The European soccer season is coming to an end. And you know what that means – major European finals.
There are three non-domestic major European club competitions run by UEFA; the Champions League, the Europa League, and the Europa Conference League. First up in the 2023 calendar is the UEFA Europa League Final between Sevilla and Roma on May 31.
Let’s take a look at the two clubs facing off in at Budapest’s Puskás Aréna. Then, we will make our expert predictions and select a couple of our top betting picks for you to consider wagering on.
|Game||UEFA Europa League Final 2023|
|Teams Involved||Sevilla FC vs AS Roma|
|When?||May 31, 2023|
|Where?||Puskás Aréna, Budapest, Hungary|
|Match Odds||Sevilla (+175), Roma (+190), Draw (+195)|
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Europa League Final Preview
What a matchup we have here. Sevilla, six-time Europa League winners, take on Mourinho’s Roma, a manager who has never lost a European final.
Last year’s Europa League Final between Eintracht Frankfurt and Rangers was an extremely close affair. Frankfurt of Germany narrowly defeated their Scottish opponents in a nerve-wracking penalty shootout.
There was lots on the line for both Frankfurt and Rangers, and this year is no different. The winners of the 2023 Europa League Final will gain a pass into the Champions League next season – Europe’s most elite club competition. The financial benefits of achieving this, combined with the silverware collected if victorious, makes the Europa League a huge deal for all involved.
This year’s Europa League Final is an extremely even matchup on paper. And the sportsbooks’ odds support this. Sevilla are (+175) to win, Roma (+190) and the tie set at (+195). You can’t really get much closer than that when it comes to betting odds.
Sevilla Europa League Final Preview
The Spanish club currently sit in 10th place in La Liga. However, it is common knowledge that the league is not where Sevilla excel. It’s in non-domestic European competition.
Sevilla have won the Europa League six times in their history. No other team has won the competition as many times as the Spanish club. In fact, Sevilla have won the Europa League four times in the last 10 years.
This season, Sevilla have knocked out Europa League favorites Manchester United, Italian heavyweights Juventus, Dutch side PSV and Fenerbahce of Turkey. These victories all came after dropping into the competition from the UEFA Champions League due to a third-place group stage finish.
Sevilla historically fear nobody. Having already defeated Manchester United and Juventus, Roma will not phase José Luis Mendilibar and his squad. However, they definitely won’t think they can just turn up and win…
Roma Europa League Final Preview
Ok, Roma don’t have the same European success as Sevilla. In fact, they have never won the Europa League.
But what’s one thing that Roma do have? José Mourinho.
Famously branded as the ‘Chosen One’ in soccer due to his success and aura, Mourinho has won every single Final he has managed in. And that includes the UEFA Europa Conference League Final last season, in which Roma defeated Feyenoord.
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If Roma win the Europa League on May 31, Mourinho will officially be the most decorated manager in major European competition. His six trophies will surpass Giovanni Trapattoni’s five.
Despite never winning the Europa League, Roma aren’t exactly strangers to European competition. They have appeared in the Champions League and Europa League countless times in their history.
If they can win this one, Roma will continue the impressive Italian legacy of winning a major European trophy in consecutive seasons. This is a feat that has been achieved on the last four occasions by Italian clubs – Inter Milan in 1964 and 1965, AC Milan in 1968 and 1969, Juventus in 1984 and 1985, and AC Milan again in 1989 and 1990.
Sevilla vs Roma Europa League Final Predictions
This matchup is almost too close to call.
Roma have an impressive defensive unit which will result in a tough day at the office for Sevilla’s attacking players. Incredibly, Roma conceded just 3 goals in their 8 knockout matches leading up to the Final.
On the other hand, Sevilla head into this game unbeaten in their last three matches against Roma. They know they can beat anyone on their day in this competition too, so confidence will be high in the Sevilla camp.
At AmericanBettingExperts, our Europa League Final prediction is a draw in 90 minutes.
Sevilla vs Roma Europa League Final Betting Pick
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Our Longshot Bet
Looking for a higher-odds wager for the Europa League Final? We are going with Sevilla to win on penalties against Roma. A $100 wager would return $900.