Unbeaten Record at Stake for Citizens
Manchester City are one of five unbeaten teams in the UEFA Champions League, but they’ll face a squad that’s eager for a victory and they’ll do it without their top scorer. Erling Haaland, Manchester City’s scoring machine, is out due to injury.
As for Sevilla, the team is already qualified for the UEFA Europa League, but defeating such a powerhouse would allow them to keep rebuilding their confidence. As expected, they come in as the betting online underdogs, but again, they’ve nothing to lose.
Manchester City: Not a Problem
Yes, Haaland is the best striker in the world, but Manchester City will be just fine without him, at least for now. Last Saturday, they faced Leicester City without him and won 1-0. Kevin De Bruyne was the scorer.
Julian Alvarez is expected to take Haaland’s place in the starting lineup. The Argentine, who’s 22 years old, has scored four goals in all competitions. As if that wasn’t enough, Riyad Mahrez didn’t play against the Foxes, meaning he will be at 100 percent to lead the attack alongside Alvarez.
The Citizens are undefeated in the UCL with a 3-2-0 record, scoring 11 goals and allowing only one. No other team has allowed fewer goals. That’s right, we’re also talking about a very good defensive team and a well-balanced team.
Manchester City’s top priority is to win the UCL, and doing it with an unbeaten record would be great. That’s why they’ll face this game like any other game. That’s also why they’re heavy favorites in the sportsbook, because no matter who gets to play, the Citizens will always be a competitive side.
Sevilla: Trying to Turn Things Around
Jorge Sampaoli replaced Julen Lopetegui as Sevilla’s head coach a month ago and Los Rojiblancos have shown some improvement, but not enough.
Regarding the UCL, they managed to draw 1-1 to Borussia Dortmund and defeated Copenhagen 3-0 in their last two games. Those results were enough to secure a ticket for the UEFA Europa League, their favorite international competition.
Nevertheless, they just lost 1-0 to Rayo Vallecano at home. In fact, they have gone three straight La Liga games without winning. If that same team shows up at Etihad Stadium, it’s going to be a very long night.
Individually, Erick Lamela is the main reason for you to consider including the visitors in your soccer picks, especially as such huge underdogs. Lamela is the team’s top scorer with three goals. He’s just adapting to playing as a center-striker, but he has done a great job.
Man City vs Sevilla Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 3
- Manchester City Victories: 3 (9 goals)
- Sevilla Victories: 0 (2 goals)
- Draws: 0
The first leg was in Seville but that didn’t stop Manchester City from crushing Sevilla. The Citizens ended up winning 4-0 with Haaland as Man of the Match after scoring a brace. Phil Foden and Ruben Dias also scored.
The last time they met in Manchester, the home side won 2-1. It was in 2015, and the Citizens came from behind thanks to a last-minute goal scored by De Bruyne.
Man City vs Sevilla Match Information
- Date: Wednesday, Nov. 2
- Time: 4 p.m. ET
- Location: Etihad Stadium, Manchester
- Man City vs Sevilla Live stream: fubo.tv
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Manchester City vs Sevilla Betting Lines
Man City vs Sevilla Prediction
Forget about a stunner. Manchester City are the better team even without Haaland, and the players who usually don’t get much time on the field will take advantage of this opportunity to prove their value. Los Rojiblancos will rely on the counter-attack, so I don’t expect a blowout. In fact, I also expect the visitors to score and that’s why you should include the over in your soccer betting ticket.
Score Prediction: Manchester City 3, Sevilla 1
Manchester City are listed at -415 in our Vegas lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Manchester City, you have a chance to win $24. Sevilla are +1100, offering a chance to win $1100 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Manchester City an 80.58% chance to win, with Sevilla at 8.33%.