Sevilla vs Manchester City
Date: Tuesday, 06 September 2022
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan
Manchester City will fly to Spain in an effort to start over as they have a Tuesday UEFA Champions League match against Sevilla.
Manchester City will be seeking for momentum when they take on Sevilla in their opening group stage match of the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday night after a tedious draw against Aston Villa.
Pep Guardiola’s team has surprisingly fallen short on the grander stage while dominating the domestic competitions, and the manager would be eager to end the curse this time.
Sevilla’s performance has been polar opposite; the Andalusian giants have dropped three La Liga games, and they are desperate for some positive results this season.
A victory over Manchester City might serve as a turning point for the remainder of the campaign.
With two games remaining, Manchester City’s nearly unblemished start to the season is beginning to fade.
Sevilla, though, ought to leave the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium with all three points considering their previous performance.
Erling Haaland, for example, would be salivating, given Sevilla’s defense has let in eight goals thus far in Spain’s top division.
Haaland shouldn’t have any trouble translating his Premier League form to Europe.
Under Guardiola’s guidance, Manchester City have never lost a group match and scored an average of three goals per game in the previous campaign.
Although they have yet to achieve Champions League gold, Sevilla aren’t currently a threat to their chances of competing in Europe.
Sevilla vs Manchester City Head to head :
- They have only met twice.
- The Blues have won all the previous two meetings with Sevilla scoring two or more goals.
Sevilla vs Manchester City Prediction :
Following a hard-fought draw with Aston Villa, Manchester City will be eager to make a statement by defeating Sevilla.
The visitors have enough creative players to dominate Sevilla.
Sevilla’s tattered backline won’t be able to withstand the Manchester City attack because they are still grieving from the 3-0 humiliation they received at the hands of Barcelona on Sunday.
The dilta projects that the visitors will triumph 3-0.
Sevilla vs Manchester City Team News :
In addition to losing Carlos and Kounde, Sevilla’s defense is also thin due to injuries to Marcao and Karim Rekik, with the former still out for a few more weeks due to a minor hamstring injury.
Adnan Januzaj, a former player for Manchester United, was left off the team to play Barcelona owing to worries about his health, but both he and Rekik are in the lineup for this game.
Jesus Corona is also anticipated to miss until 2023 due to a fibula fracture.
just arrived Following Saturday’s defeat, Lopetegui should think about recalling Jesus Navas, Thomas Delaney, and Papu Gomez.
Kasper Dolberg, who joined Sevilla on loan from Nice to compete with Youssef En-Nesyri, earned his first minutes off the bench for Sevilla at the weekend.
Given that Erik Lamela and Fernando missed a piece of training earlier this week owing to sore muscles, it is unknown if Lopetegui will risk the duo right away.
Aymeric Laporte (knee) is already out of the Man City match on Tuesday, and Pep Guardiola has also ruled out Kyle Walker and John Stones.
The former was forced to leave the match against Aston Villa with an injury, while Stones should be replaced by Manuel Akanji, who will make his debut.
Joao Cancelo may go back to the right side as a result of Walker’s injury, leaving either Sergio Gomez or Nathan Ake to play left back, albeit the latter has only recently returned from the hospital.
The visitors will also be hoping Kalvin Phillips recovers from a shoulder injury.
After scoring twice against Nottingham Forest, Julian Alvarez was perhaps unfairly benched, but Riyad Mahrez, who enjoys scoring in the Champions League, may have a better chance of making the starting lineup this week.
Sevilla possible starting lineup:
Bono; Navas, Nianzou, Fernando, Acuna; Jordan, Rakitic, Delaney; Lamela, Gomez; En-Nesyri
Manchester City possible starting lineup:
Ederson; Cancelo, Dias, Akanji, Ake; Gundogan, Rodri, De Bruyne; Mahrez, Haaland, Grealish