Without a chance in the English Premier League, Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United have been focused on the UEFA Europa League, so much that they’re +135 in the sportsbook to win it. They’ll face Sevilla in the quarterfinals, a team that has nothing to lose and much to win. Plus, no other team has won more UEL titles than Los Rojiblancos.
Manchester United: Highly Competitive
Yes, Manchester United is out of the English Premier League title race, but keep in mind that the Red Devils already won the EFL Cup. Plus, they could still win the FA Cup and the UEL. Ten Hag has done a great job re-establishing a winning mentality.
Most recently, the Red Devils fulfilled their role as online gambling favorites against Everton in the EPL thanks to a 2-0 victory. Scott McTominay and Anthony Martial were the scorers. Believe it or not, they finished with 29 shots in total and 11 on goal. That’s crazy.
Regarding the continental competition, the Red Devils finished second in Group E thanks to a 5-0-1 record. Their only loss was against Real Sociedad at Old Trafford. They won possession with 56 percent and finished with 15 shots, eight more than Real Sociedad, but Los Blanquiazules won 1-0.
Curiously enough, they already faced two Spanish teams in the knockout stages. First, they eliminated Barcelona by a 4-3 aggregate. They came from behind in the second leg to win 2-1 with Fred and Antony as the scorers.
Later, they had no trouble eliminating Real Betis. The Red Devils won by a 5-1 aggregate. Marcus Rashford was the MVP of the series after scoring in both games. Now you can understand why they come in as the betting online favorites at -260.
Sevilla: To Save the Season
Last Friday, Sevilla drew 2-2 to Celta de Vigo. I hope you followed our advice of wagering on Sevilla’s total going over 1½ goals. Youssef En-Nesyri and Marcos Acuna were the scorers, but playing with 10 men from the 19th minute didn’t help to get the three points.
Unlike Manchester United, Sevilla didn’t play the UEL group stage. The Spanish side finished third in Group G of the Champions League with five points. The defense wasn’t up to the task as they ended up conceding 12 goals. Seven of those goals were scored by Manchester City.
Things have been a bit different in the UEL. Sevilla eliminated PSV by a 3-2 aggregate. Winning the first leg at home was crucial. Most recently, they eliminated Fenerbahce 2-1. Again, winning the first leg was crucial and keep in mind that they didn’t concede a single goal in any of those victories. However, you should also keep in mind that both first legs were in Seville.
En-Nesyri is the main reason for you to include the visitors in your Europa League picks. He’s the team’s top scorer with 14 goals. The +750 price they’re offering in the Las Vegas odds is also very tempting. Los Rojiblancos won their last road match 2-0. It was against Cadiz but allowed them to put an end to a four-game losing streak when playing away from home.
Man United vs Sevilla Head-to-Head
Manchester United and Sevilla have collided three times. The Europa League lines have always been on the Red Devils’ side, but they remain winless. The last one was in the 2019-20 UEL semifinals, which the Spanish side ended up winning 2-1. Los Rojiblancos also won their lone meeting at Old Trafford. Wissam Ben Yedder scored a brace to lead them to a 2-1 victory in the Round of 16 of the 2017-18 UCL. Their other encounters finished 0-0.
Man United vs Sevilla Match Information
- Match: Man United vs Sevilla
- Date: Thursday, April 13
- Time: 3 p.m. ET
- Location: Old Trafford, Manchester
- Man United vs Sevilla Stream: fuboTV
Man United vs Sevilla Betting Lines
Man United vs Sevilla Picks and Prediction
Forget about an upset. Manchester United are finally playing like Ten Hag has always wanted and Sevilla have a lot of pressure on their shoulders. In La Liga, they’re only five points ahead of Valencia, the last team to be relegated if the season ended today. That doesn’t mean they won’t put up a good fight, enough to contribute for the total to go over, which is precisely my Europa League betting recommendation.
The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.