Both Benfica and Sevilla haven’t looked at their best of late, as they prepare to do battle in the Europa League final but having had their domestic title wrapped up for some time, the Portuguese outfit can at least be forgiven for taking their foot of the gas a touch.
Indeed, having landed a league and cup double at home, Jorge Jesus’s charges have what it takes to add the Europa League to their trophy haul and they’re odds-on at 8/11 via Ladbrokes to ultimately clinch the silverware.
Bet365 make Benfica 13/10 to do the business in normal time and that’s generous enough, although bolder punters might wish to capitalise on the fact that neither team has been prolific in front of goal of late.
That certainly points to a low-scoring affair, lending appeal to Stan James’s 4/5 about a match tally of fewer than 2.5 goals. Benfica’s defensive strength can assist that wager and can also see them keep a clean sheet in Turin, where they, coincidentally, impressively held the Juventus attack at bay in the semi-final.
Benfica to beat Sevilla ‘to nil’ – 3/1 (Coral)