The football match FC Sevilla vs CFR Cluj will take place on Thursday, February 27, 2020, in the second round of the sixteenth Europa League, at the “Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán” stadium in Sevilla.
FC Sevilla drew in Gruia, 1-1 with CFR Cluj
FC Sevilla returned to the Champions League after winning the “Estadio Coliseum Alfonso Pérez” 3-0 in front of Getafe CF on Sunday. Winners’ goals were scored by Lucas Ocampos (43), Fernando (68) and Jules Koundé (75). The Andalusians have 43p and ranked 4th in the standings, after FC Barcelona 55p, Real Madrid 53p and Atlético Madrid 43p. The next opponents will be CA Osasuna Pamplona and Atlético Madrid, but until then it will be the return of the sixteenth Europa League with CFR Cluj. In the tour, “Los Nervionenses” played poorly, but they managed a good result, 1-1 (Ciprian Deac 59 penalty – Youssef En-Nesyri 82), having the first chance to qualify. The team coached by Julen Lopetegui remained unbeaten this season in the Europa League, where he won without problems Group A, with 15p, followed by APOEL Nicosia 10p, FK Qarabağ 5p and F91 Dudelange 4p. The Spanish results were 3-0 away and 2-0 home with FK Qarabağ, 1-0 home and 0-1 away with APOEL Nicosia and 3-0 home and 5-2 away with F91 Dudelange. Last season they were eliminated in the quarter-finals by Slavia Prague, 2-2 at home and 3-4 after traveling extensions. According to the Betano bookmaker, FC Sevilla have a 9.00 odds to win the Europa League this season.
CFR Cluj is obliged to register in Sevilla
CFR Cluj started in Bănie without a headline in the last match of the regular season with the University of Craiova, but it proved to be the strongest team in Liga 1, winning with a score of 2-0. In front of 29,000 hostile spectators, the champions scored through Mario Rondón (9) and Ivan Martić (67 goals). CFR finished in first place in the ranking, with 52p, followed by Craiova University 46p and FC Botosani 45p. “White-throats” were eliminated from the Romanian Cup and are now in great danger of leaving the Europa League, because in the sixteenth, at home, they only managed a 1-1 (Ciprian Deac 59 penalty – Youssef En- Nesyri 82). The “Railways”, who have never qualified in the best Europa League, finished in second place in Group E, 12p, after Celtic Glasgow 13p, but ahead of Lazio Roma 6p and Stade Rennes 4p. Transylvanian results were 2-1 at home and 0-1 away with Lazio Roma, 0-2 away and 2-0 at home with Celtic Glasgow and 1-0 away and 1-0 at home with Stade Rennes. Last season, Cluj was eliminated in the play-off by F91 Dudelange, 0-2 away and 2-3 at home. The team coached by Dan Petrescu has 6 consecutive results of under 2.5 goals in the Europa League and has no draw in the last 11 trips. According to the Betano bookmaker, CFR Cluj has a odds of 300.00 to win the Europa League this season.
FC Sevilla matches in European Cups against Romanian teams
- 2006-2007: Steaua Bucharest vs FC Sevilla 0-2 and 0-1 Europa League, sixteenth)
- 2007-2008: FC Sevilla vs Steaua Bucharest 2-1 and 2-0 (Champions League, Group H)
- 2009-2010: FC Sevilla vs Unirea Urziceni 2-0 and 0-1 (Champions League, Group G)
- 2019-2020: CFR Cluj vs FC Sevilla 1-1 (Europa League, sixteenth)
The matches of CFR Cluj in the European Cups against the Spanish teams
- 20.02.2020: CFR Cluj vs FC Sevilla 1-1 (Europa League, sixteenth, round)
- 27.02.2020: FC Sevilla vs CFR Cluj (Europa League, sixteenth, return)
FC Sevilla vs CFR Cluj Picks
FC Sevilla is qualified in the eighth and 0-0, after the draw from Cluj so it is favored to qualify. In the tour, the Spaniards did not show that they would be a great team, but they are of value over the Romanians and probably will not have problems with them. CFR Cluj is not a team that should be underestimated, as it has proven this season that it has the strength to win with FC Astana, Maccabi Tel Aviv, Lazio Roma, Stade Rennes or Celtic Glasgow. For the “railways” it will be a match of “all or nothing”, because they are obliged to score at least one goal to wait for the qualification.
Our Prediction: Over 2.5 goals