Spanish side Sevilla have an impeccable record as far as the Europa League is concerned. When Real Madrid and Barcelona are ruffling feathers in the Champions League, the ‘lesser’ Europa League has been a forte for Sevilla.
This is a special final as both the Inter manager and his opposite number in Sevilla are eyeing their first piece of silverware with their respective clubs in the maiden season.
It even looks more special for Inter who are looking to win their first piece of European silverware for 10 years
Antonio Conte’s side breezed past Shakhtar Donetsk in the semi-finals to advance, while Sevilla recorded a 2-1 win over Manchester United to book their position in the final once again.
Apart from being the masters of Europa, Sevilla are in top form going into Friday’s final as they are on a 20-game unbeaten and have won eight of their last nine matches in all competitions.
Indeed, a successful end to the 2019-20 La Liga season saw them claim fourth, meaning that they will be present in the 2020-21 Champions League.
In similar fashion, Inter’s form is also excellent and spark a lot of confidence.
The Italians have won each of their last six matches in all competitions, while they have only lost once since the beginning of March – a 2-1 reverse at home to Bologna on July 5.
Conte’s side finished just one point behind Juventus in the 2019-20 Serie A table, claiming a top-two spot in Italy’s top flight for the first time since 2010-11, which is an indication of their improvement this term.
He has been there and done that but Victor Moses will definitely gunning to win the Europa League title with Inter Milan as they take on Sevilla
Sevilla Europa League form: LDDWWW
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Inter Milan form (all competitions): WWWWWW
Sevilla’s only injury worry surrounds key attacker Lucas Ocampos, who limped off the field during the semi-final against United.
As for Inter, it could be a case of same again from Conte when it comes to team selection. Matias Vecino is definitely out with a knee injury, but there is a chance that Alexis Sanchez – recently signed on a permanent deal from Manchester United – could feature, having battled back from a thigh issue
Sevilla possible starting lineup:
Bounou; Navas, Kounde, Diego Carlos, Reguilon; Fernando, Jordan, Banega; Ocampos, En-Nesyri, Suso
Inter Milan possible starting lineup:
Handanovic; Godin, Bastoni, De Vrij; D’Ambrosio, Gagliardini, Barella, Brozovic, Young; Martinez, Lukaku
This is hard to call but you can stake heavily here on both teams to score