Second Place on the Line
Manchester City are the clear favorites to win Group G and the UEFA Champions League title. Therefore, Borussia Dortmund, Copenhagen and Sevilla are all playing for second in the group. Right now, the German side is in the front seat, but things could change if Sevilla pulls off the upset on Wednesday at home.
That’s right, despite playing at home, the Spanish side comes in as the betting online underdogs at +175, making them a really tempting option. Well, the fact that they’re in a must-win situation also has a lot to do with that.
Let’s check the latest UEFA Champions League odds, stats, injury reports, and UEFA Champions League lines for Sevilla vs Borussia Dortmund. We’ve plenty of Vegas UEFA Champions League odds for you to consider.
Sevilla: Do or Die
That’s right, Sevilla must win. Otherwise, Los Rojiblancos can start forgetting about advancing to the Round of 16. Manchester City are expected to crush Copenhagen, which would leave the Spanish side eight points behind if they lose. On the other hand, the gap with Borussia Dortmund would increase to five points.
Last Saturday, Los Rojiblancos lost 2-0 to Atletico Madrid in La Liga, meaning they’re eager to bounce back. That result made them fall to 17th place, meaning they should fully focus on winning the continental tourney.
Anyway, Los Rojiblancos are winless in the UCL (0-1-1). They were humiliated by Manchester City in the first fixture, losing at home 4-0. Later, they visited Copenhagen, the weakest team in the group, and drew 0-0.
They can’t even afford to draw on Wednesday. That’s another factor that makes them a tempting online gambling underdog.
“The situation is as it is, and you have to try to give the best you can give. You have to take responsibility for the things you can control. We have a match that we have earned the right to play,” said manager Julen Lopetegui during a press conference.
Borussia Dortmund: Forgetting Haaland
Losing a talent like Erling Haaland will always hurt, but Borussia Dortmund are doing a good job forgetting him.
Domestically, they’re fourth, only two points behind first place in the Bundesliga. Yes, they lost last weekend, but they put up a really good fight. Koln ended up turning things around in a three-minute span, but I can assure you that the Black and Gold are better than that.
Regarding the UCL, they had no trouble defeating Copenhagen in their debut. They won 3-0 thanks to Marco Reus, Raphael Guerreiro, and Jude Bellingham. Later, they almost pulled off the stunner at Manchester City’s house, losing 2-1. The Citizens scored the winning goal with only six minutes left on the clock.
Reus won’t be available due to injury, but Darren Malen, Julian Brandt, and Anthony Modeste are the main reasons for you to consider including them in your soccer picks, especially at +145. All three are extremely fast, which is perfect for the visitors to rely on the counter-attack.
Sevilla vs Borussia Dortmund Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 4
- Sevilla Victories: 1 (7 goals)
- Borussia Dortmund Victories: 1 (7 goals)
- Draws: 2
It hasn’t been long since the last time these two squared off. They collided in the Round of 16 of the 2020-21 UCL season. Each match ended up being a goal-fest. First, Borussia Dortmund won 3-2 in Spain with Haaland as the Man of the Match after scoring a brace.
Later, in the second leg, they drew 2-2. Haaland scored another brace while Youssef En-Nesyri scored both goals for Sevilla.
They previously met in the 2010-11 edition of the UEFA Europa League and the game in Seville finished 2-2. In other words, if there’s something you can expect from these two, it’s goals.
Sevilla vs Borussia Dortmund Match Information
- Date: Wednesday, Oct. 5
- Time: 3 p.m. ET
- Location: Sanchez-Pizjuan, Seville, Spain
- Sevilla vs Borussia Dortmund Live Stream: fuboTV
Sevilla vs Borussia Dortmund Betting Lines
Sevilla vs Borussia Dortmund Prediction
This is a game of equal forces. Sevilla have lost their last three games at home while Borussia Dortmund have lost their last three games on the road. Los Rojiblancos haven’t scored a goal either, but their attacking unit is more than capable of scoring against a defense that recently lost its best player, Manuel Akanji, who signed with Manchester City. Therefore, my soccer betting prediction is a draw in which both will score to continue with the recently mentioned trend.
Score Prediction: Sevilla 1, Borussia Dortmund 1