We’ve got a classic European cup tie in store on Friday night and Sevilla and Inter are worthy finalists.
My memories turn to the real Ronaldo’s step overs doing the business v Lazio in 1998 Uefa Cup Final.
Meanwhile, don’t Sevilla seem to be in the final every year for the last 15 years? The first time was 2005 beating a Gareth Southgate captained Middlesbrough 4-0?
There will be plenty of stars and with two aggressive managers on show, I am hoping for an exciting final similar to the two semis.
Inter’s 5-0 was very flattering with the tie in the balance for most the match, but the Italians pulled away in the second half. Clinical finishes from Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martínez being the difference.
Lukaku’s is on fire in Europe this season and has scored in his last seven European ties, he really should be at the centre of any Same Game Multi bet for this game. My first pick will be both the above to score anytime, as they have created eight chances between them in semis scoring two each.
For my second bet I’m going to start with Lukaku to score again, along with 2.5 Goals and Over 11.5 corners.
An early goal may be needed for this bet as I can see an open game once a goal is scored. If Inter get it they will be happy to sit back like they did against Shakhtar and counter attack.
For the corners, with Jesus Navas and Ashley Young on the pitch in wides areas there always a chance of an abundance of corners. They will be hitting the first man, trying to get to the byline but not actually having the pace to beat the full back and hitting their legs.
This last bet is a favourite of mine to cheer on and it should be a decent price. I’m calling Martinez to score anytime, along with Young and Diego Carlos both to be booked.
I’ve gone with Martinez here as he’s a bigger price and I’m greedy. Former Man United man Young always looks like he has a clumsy foul in him and he is fan favourite in the ‘To Be Booked’ market.
Meanwhile, Diego Carlos has entered the referee’s notebook in Sevilla last the matches and we hope this will continue.
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