FC Sevilla travel to Croatia to face HNK Rijeka in the second round of the group stage. The current title holders started the competition on the right foot and won against Feynoord with a clean sheet and two goals while Rijeka lost with the same score against Standard Liege. The hosts have excellent home support, but Sevilla are the better team, and as it stands they have a title to defend, which shows just why the bookmakers favor the visitors for this match.
Rijeka are nine matches without losing on European stage at home. In the domestic championship they are on the second place with eight wins and two defeats. Their most recent home result is a 3-0 win over Zagreb, where their main goalscorer, Kramaric, managed a brace. Just five minutes apart. Despite not having much experience in Europe, they are aware of the threat Sevilla have as well as of the fact that the visitors have an attacking line, which has allowed them to win against Benfica.
Sevilla come from a 4-0 defeat at the hands of Atletico Madrid that put an end to their seven matches unbeaten run. In La Liga they are on the 4th place, three points short of the leader. Cristoforo and Gameiro trained with the rest of the team for the first time in over six months since his injury, and his return to the squad will only serve for Bacca to keep his scoring form. Sevilla are also adapting to their new players as during the transfer window they have changed more than 50% of their players.
Bet365 favors Sevilla to win outright at 1.90, Rijeka at 4.00, while the draw has been given 3.40 odds. Sevilla to win both halves has 3.00 odds, Gameiro to sore anytime at 2.40, Bacca at 2.60 and Deulofeu at 3.10. Sevilla to win to nil at 3.25, Rijeka at 7.00, the visitors to score in the first half has odds as low as 1.83. Our bet will be with 7 units on between 9 and 11 corners with 2.75 odds from Bet365.