Prior to the start of the UEFA Champions League Group Stage, Group B was considered the Group of Death. However, at the end of the day, Liverpool won it without too much trouble.
Now, toward the last fixture, Group G should be considered the Group of Death. All four teams still have a chance to advance to Round of 16 and finish in first place. That includes RB Salzburg and Sevilla, currently sitting in second and third place., respectively. Sevilla is slightly favored at the soccer odds with a +145 price, making Salzburg a very tempting home underdog.
RB Salzburg at Sevilla 2021 Champions League Group Stage Matchday 6
RB Salzburg Focusing on UCL
RB Salzburg is going to win the Austrian Bundesliga. The Die Roten Bullen currently sit in first place with a 12-point advantage over second place. That’s why they can, and should, focus all their efforts on the Champions League.
All they need to advance is a draw. That’s if Wolfsburg doesn’t beat Lille by a bunch of goals. A victory could be enough for Salzburg to finish atop, but for that to happen it would need Lille to lose or draw in Germany.
This team helped Erling Haaland to become one of the best strikers in the world. He scored eight goals in the 2019-20 UCL season before leaving for Borussia Dortmund. Now they have Karim Adeyemi and Brenden Aaronson. Adeyemi is only 19 but has scored 14 goals in all competitions. Aaronson is 21 and is one of the most talented midfielders in the region. Be sure to remember those names.
Last Saturday, they got another domestic victory, 2-1 over Hartberg. Several starters didn’t play in advance of this crucial game. Fresher legs can make a huge difference. Including that last victory, Salzburg won six of its last 10 games and lost only once.
They aren’t used to being the betting online underdog. However, I think it could be the last sip of motivation they needed.
RB Salzburg’s predicted lineup: Philipp Kohn; Rasmus Kristensen, Jerome Onguene, Maximilian Wober, Andreas Ulmer; Mohamed Camara, Luka Sucic, Nicolas Seiwald, Brenden Aaronson; Benjamin Sesko, Karim Adeyemi.
Sevilla Having Great Season
You can’t compare competing in La Liga to the Austrian Bundesliga. That’s why I’m confident in saying that Sevilla is having a great season despite sitting one point behind Salzburg. Domestically, they sit in second place eight points behind Real Madrid, but they have played one game less.
They come from a huge victory in La Liga, 1-0 over Villarreal. Lucas Ocampos was the scorer and that was their third clean sheet in their last four games. Head coach Julen Lopetegui has done a tremendous job balancing a very talented roster.
If you were looking for a road team to include in your soccer picks, Sevilla could be the one. They own a 4-5-2 record when playing away from home in all competitions. They’re not afraid of taking the reins, no matter where they play.
Youssef En-Nesyri is out due to injury, but don’t worry, Ocampos and Rafa Mir are ready to lead the attack. Ocampos has scored five goals in all competitions while Mir has scored six.
Sevilla’s predicted lineup: Yassine Bounou; Gonzalo Montiel, Jules Kounde, Diego Carlos, Marcos Acuna; Joan Jordan, Fernando Reges, Ivan Rakitic; Lucas Ocampos, Alejandro Gomez, Rafa Mir.
RB Salzburg vs Sevilla Head to Head
- Previous Matches: 3
- RB Salzburg Victories: 0 (1 goal)
- Sevilla Victories: 2 (5 goals)
- Draws: 1
The first leg ended 1-1. Believe it or not, four penalties were awarded during the game. Both sides scored and missed one. Ivan Rakitic scored for Sevilla while Luka Sucic converted for RB Salzburg. Keep in mind that Sevilla played almost the entire second half with 10 players. En-Nesyri was sent off after a hard foul.
Their previous two meetings ended with a 2-0 victory for Sevilla.
RB Salzburg vs Sevilla Game Information
- Date: Wednesday
- Time: 3 p.m. ET
- Location: Red Bull Arena, Salzburg
- RB Salzburg vs Sevilla Live Stream: fuboTV
RB Salzburg vs Sevilla Betting Lines
|RB Salzburg||Pk +110||+190||2½ -120o||1½ +155o/-185u|
|Sevilla||Pk -130||+145||2½ Evu||1½ +120o/-150u|
RB Salzburg vs Sevilla Prediction
Sevilla is the better team, but RB Salzburg is stronger when playing at home. Besides, all they need to advance is a draw, which means the pressure is on Sevilla. Third place won’t advance to the Round of 16, but at least gets to play in the UEFA Europa League.
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