The serial Europa League winners are back in the competition once more after a terrible run of form in the Champions League group stages saw them finish third to set up a play-offs match with PSV Eindhoven.
Sevilla won the Europa League back in 2020 for what was the sixth time in 15 years. Now, however, they are in still in a rut in La Liga and won just one Champions League group game and scored just six goals in six games and let in 12. In fact, the only thing that got them through, in the end, was their sole win over the winless Copenhagen.
Back in La Liga, it's been a terrible season for Sevilla. The club were in the relegation zone for many months just prior to their rocket up the division. As early as the World Cup break, Jorge Sampaoli took over with his side in 18th but they have now moved up into 12th and sit only four above the drop zone. It's now six wins, six draws and nine defeats for Sampaoli's side in Spain's top flight, as they've let in 23 goals and scored 29.
Last time out, Sevilla defeated Mallorca 2-0 at home to move on swiftly from their 3-0 loss at the Camp Nou to Barcelona. Youssef En-Nesyri got back on the scoresheet that day, as Bryan Gil scored on his debut for the club after his loan move from Tottenham Hotspur.
Also since the World Cup, Sevilla have gone on to beat Cadiz and Getafe and lose to only Girona and Barcelona in the league, while drawing with Celta Vigo. A further loss came against Osasuna in the Copa del Rey quarter-final, but back in the Europa League, very few are doubting they will get through here because of their history in the competition.
It is, however, a tough ask to beat PSV Eindhoven over two legs. It has been a tough season for the club in the Eredivisie, however, as they sit behind third-placed Ajax by one point and in fourth with a gap of four points on Feyenoord in first. The points difference is tiny, but in losing five times this season, there is clear room for improvement. They have, however, registered the joint-most wins in the league with 13 from 21 games and with 55 goals scored, no side in the league has netted more.
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