Have bookies ruled out Sevilla’s chances of upsetting Inter?

Sevilla may be the Europa League specialists – winners of the competition five times in the past 14 years and conquerors of Wolves and Manchester United in this season's tournament – but the bookies don't fancy their chances of making it six.

Thepools.com have installed Inter Milan as firm favourites to triumph in Cologne tonight at 6/5 , with Sevilla a fairly long 12/5 .

That favouritism is probably justified, but maybe not as strongly as those prices suggest.

Antonio Conte's side might have thrashed Shakhtar Donetsk 5-0 in the semi-final and may have won six games on the trot in all competitions, but bear in mind that no team has beaten Sevilla since February 9 when Celta Vigo pipped them 2-1.

Quite simply Julen Lopetegui's side has forgotten how to lose.

Tonight's final could be a lot closer than 6/5 and 12/5 suggests.

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If either side is going to win in 90 minutes then it is unlikely to be by a big margin. Sevilla to triumph by one goal is a very appealing 15/4 with thepools.com while Inter by the same margin is 11/4 .

If Inter are to triumph then Romelu Lukaku is likely to be be the man to fire them to the trophy. A scorer in his last 10 Europa League games in succession he has 33 for the season, only one less than Ronaldo managed in his debut season at Inter.

In form and confidence soaring, he is 7/2 to score the first goal and 6/5 to score any time.

Argentine dangerman Lucas Ocampos is Sevilla's likeliest to score first. He has 17 goals for the season and is 6/1 to score first and 23/10 any time .

Thepools.com also offer odds on which half will be the highest scoring half. The second period has been the highest-scoring half in three of the last four Europa showpieces and that is a 21/20 tip.

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