This could be tie of the round, along with PSV/Lille. Domestically Napoli are second in Serie A going into the Winter Break, while Villarreal are third in
This match will showcase several attacking players, with Hamsik and Cavani leading the
Italian teams tend to not take this competition very seriously, so I would give the slight edge to the Yellow Submarine.
Sevilla v FC
The Dragons have a nice mix of South American and Portuguese players, which should see them do well in the competition. Los Rojiblancos have been without Luis Fabiano and Jesus Navas over the last couple of weeks but hope to have them back after the Winter Break. Without them, they have no chance; with them, maybe.
FC Porto should go through easily, and I can see them getting one or two away goals in the opening leg.
The matchdays for the First Round are February 17 and 24. The Second Round matchdays are March 10 and 17
Here is the Europa League draw - Second Round - if the teams progress:
PAOK/CSKA Moscow v Sevilla/FC Porto
Metalist Kharkiv/Bayer Leverkusen v Napoli/Villarreal