One of the top teams of La Liga, Sevilla, will be up against one of the strongest teams of the Premier League, Arsenal, in their Group B league match of the UEFA Champions League 2023-24 season. The match will be played in the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium in Seville.
Sevilla is placed third in the Group B points table with two points. The Spanish club has drawn both of their games played till now and it will be difficult for them to move to the next round of the league as it stands. The top bookmakers in India have Champions League odds with them.
This match is expected to be a close match between these two equal sides. Arsenal have the table as well as the form advantage, but the home fans would be there to nullify that advantage and support the home club, Sevilla.
Having scored at least one goal in both their UCL matches till now, Sevilla and Arsenal are surely going to score.
The betting tip is...
Both teams to score a goal
The duo of Lucas Ocampos and Youssef En-Nesyri are going to be the most important players for Sevilla in this match. Both of them have scored two shots on target each in the UCL till now out of the total seven shots scored by the whole team.
En-Nesyri has been the team’s knight in shining armor making defensive contributions as well as scoring the highest number of goals (5) for them in recent times. Sevilla would like to keep more possession of the ball in this match, which is 50.17% till now, as it will allow them to attack more against a spirited Arsenal side.
Sevilla will be going with the strongest XI against Arsenal.
Predicted Lineup: Youssef En-Nesyri, Lukebakio, Suso, Ocampos, Ivan Rakitic, Fernando, Pedrosa, Sergio Ramos, Gudelj, Navas, and O Nyland (gk)
Gabriel Jesus has scored the team’s 28.6% of shots on target and has continuously put the opposition under pressure with his attack from the center. Bukayo Saka is also in tremendous form, with a total of five goals and five assists in the last few games.
This duo will be expected to run through the Sevilla defense in the coming match, but Kai Havertz will also have a lot of eyes on him as his runs from the left flank could prove to be game-changing.
Arsenal have been scoring goals at a rate of 1.92 goals per match, which makes them complete favorites against Sevilla.
Saka will be fit to start this match.
Predicted Lineup: Trossard, Gabriel Jesus, Bukayo Saka, Kai Havertz, Declan Rice, M Odegaard, O Zinchenko, Gabriel, Saliba, Tomiyasu, and David Raya
Sevilla's recent match against PSV ended in a draw, a game they could have easily won without conceding a last-minute goal.
This unfortunate turn of events cost them valuable points. On the other hand, Arsenal faced a surprising 2-1 defeat against Lens, which prevented them from securing the top spot in their league.
Sevilla's La Liga journey has had a relatively average beginning, with just two wins out of their first eight games, placing them in the 14th position. However, when it comes to European competitions, Sevilla has a remarkable history, having won the Europa League a record seven times.
Despite Arsenal's recent loss, they appear to be the stronger team compared to Sevilla. They are the favorites heading into this match, and we anticipate them to come out victorious.