Sevilla is on 2nd place in group J with 9 points. ‘Los Nervionenses’ are currently equal on points with 3rd Standard Liege so most likely they’ll need a positive result on Thursday to advance. They’re an excellent team that has gone six matches without defeat in their league and have been within a point of being top. They’ve been solid throughout the group stage and we’re going to need all our energy. It’s without a doubt that Seville will be desperate for a win to save the pride and bring glory back and the only option left is to win.
Krasnodar sits top in group J with 12 points. They are in good form, being unbeaten in the last 10 games across all competitions. Now it’s time for an away encounter. The aim is to win after a perfect year. Krasnodar played out a draw against Ufa in their last game, at home. The final scoreline was 1-1. Both the goals came in the first half. Either team tried really hard for the equalizer but couldn’t manage one till the final whistle.
Sevilla: Vaclik; Mercado, Gomez, Kjaer – Promes, Roque Mesa, Banega, Vazquez, Escudero – Ben Yedder, Andre Silva.
Krasnodar: Kritsyuk – Stotskiy, Spajic, Martynovich, Ramirez – Gazinskiy, Pereyra, Kabore – Wanderson, Ignatyev, Claesson.
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Summing up, it looks like hosts are favorites of this clash. Although Krasnodar is in good form, Sevilla is strong at Sanchez-Pizjuan and perhaps the Andalusian outfit may be able to get the 3 points.