Sevilla host Manchester United in the Champions League on Wednesday night in what looks like an intriguing contest on paper. Manchester United have been struggling in recent weeks and defeats against Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur, coupled with the poor performances of star man, Paul Pogba, have caused a certain amount of reported unrest around the club. Sevilla are also currently sitting outside the top four after a slightly underwhelming season and both of these clubs will be looking to advance here to boost their campaigns.
- When: 7:45PM, Wednesday, February 21st, 2018
- Where: Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium, Seville, Spain
Sevilla have recovered from a poor run of three games without a win by winning their last three matches in all competitions. Sevilla beat struggling Las Palmas 2-1 in their last match with top scorer Wissam Ben Yedder grabbing his sixth goal of a disappointing season. Former Manchester City striker, Nolito is likely to miss the game through injury along with Sebastian Corchia and Simon Kjaer.
Manchester United come into this game off the back of a comfortable 2-0 win against Huddersfield Town in the FA Cup. Romelu Lukaku scored twice in the game and Jose Mourinho will be hoping that the giant Belgian striker can enter one of his purple patches heading into a key part of the season. Paul Pogba is likely to return to the side on Wednesday night after missing the game against Huddersfield Town through illness, but his recent form will be a cause of concern for Mourinho.
1. Sevilla have won the Europa League twice in the last four years, but have struggled to have much of an impact in the Champions League.
2. These two sides have never met in a competitive match, but Sevilla did win a friendly between the two sides 3-1 in 2013.
3. Sevilla have struggled for goals this season, scoring just 31 times in 25 La Liga matches.
Sevilla could pose a potential banana skin for Manchester United in this one, but Jose Mourinho must be confident of progressing against what looks like inferior opposition. Following strong performances by Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur last week, Mourinho will be hoping to continue the English dominance. I can see Manchester United scoring in this game, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see it end as a score draw.
Betting Tips (888)
Manchester United start this game as 6/4 favourites, whilst a home win for Sevilla is priced up at 19/10, with the draw available at 11/5. I think the draw could be a good bet here, especially at those odds. I do think both teams will score in this one and the 10/3 available on the draw and BTTS looks like a great bet to me.Draw & BTTS (YES) – 10/3 (888)