Sevilla take on the visitors Manchester City in the round 1 match of UEFA Champions League group stage. The match will be played on Tuesday, September 6th at Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán (Sevilla).
Sevilla, under Julen Lopetegui, was consistently in the top four of Spanish football. In addition, having moved to a new place, the specialist immediately won the Europa League. But the past pace was not the best. Including in European competition. At first, the Spaniards did not leave the rather simple group of the Champions League - however, they were not always particularly stable there. And then in their favorite Europa League, they did not stay long in the playoffs, losing to the debutant of such stages, West Ham. Sevilla have a poor start of the current season, having given the worst result there in 40 years. First there was a 1-2 defeat to Osasuna, then in a couple of games with the newcomers of the division they took only 1 point (1-1 with Valladolid, 1-2 with Almeria). The reception at Barcelona's home turned into a complete rout by the visitors, who scored 3 unanswered goals. How long will the project management be patient?
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Manchester city are not shy of spending money. Like Pep Guardiola, he worked only with the giants and actively used the funds to replenish the squad. But even by his standards, the “window” passed in large-scale transactions. They released Gabriel Jesus and Sterling, Zinchenko and Fernandinho. But all of them got replacements in positions: Holland in the attack (plus Alvarez bought half a year ago), Sergio Gomez on the left, Phillips in the center of the field. At the deadline, Akanji also signed, increasing the variability in defense. Yes, it was still not without misfires: City lost the Super Cup match to Liverpool 1-3, and with Newcastle they barely saved at least a draw. But in most matches it turns out to dominate. Including due to the rapid adaptation of Erling. The Norwegian has already started churning out hat-tricks in the Albion! He also scored against Aston Villa, but only once. That's just not enough, the favorite was limited to only 1-1.
In 2015, the teams played each other in the group stage of the Champions League. Then Manchester City managed to win both meetings, but with quite spectacular football: 2-1 in England, 3-1 in Spain. Bookmakers, as expected, do not believe the prospects of Sevilla - it is very bad at the start of the season. And Manchester City will not allow the 2nd misfire in a row. We recommend betting on the victory of the English giant with a handicap of "-1 goal".
Prediction for the match: Manchester City to win with -1.0 handicap.