Sevilla vs Manchester United Prediction, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and football predictions for the match between Sevilla vs Manchester United in the 1/8 finals of the UEFA Champions League.
Sevilla vs Manchester United Match Preview
Compared to some of the illustrious encounters in the Champions League last-16, Sevilla vs Manchester United is not the most glamorous tie. However, both sides will be happy to have landed a comparatively easier fixture. The first leg of this game will be played at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium in Seville on Wednesday, February 21, so check out our Sevilla vs Manchester United prediction and betting tips.
After a brief period of matches in January where they stuttered, Sevilla picked up things thereafter and come into this Sevilla vs Manchester United with a positive frame of mind. Three successive wins and just one loss in their last nine matches (W6, D2) in all competitions bring a sense of belief that they can progress further in the Champions League. Having qualified behind Liverpool in Group E, Sevilla will hope to pick up some goals and points from this encounter before the second leg at Old Trafford. Sevilla’s home form is a comfort as they have lost only once at home this season in 19 games (W13, D5) in all competitions. They have scored at least one goal in all but one of these games, which is another positive sign.
Manchester United Match
Manchester United are at the other end of the spectrum – having lost two of their last four encounters (W2) in all competitions. That they are still second in the Premier League is a tribute to their resilience, but the fact that the domestic title is practically out of reach is a reflection of their inconsistencies. The Red Devils had to barely sweat in the group stages, although their top position was confirmed only on the final matchday. Manager Jose Mourinho will have one eye on the upcoming Premier League fixture against Chelsea, but expect him to pick the best available side in this Sevilla vs Manchester United fixture, to help him advance to the quarters. With Alexis Sanchez slotting seamlessly and showing signs of developing a threatening partnership with Romelu Lukaku, these could be exciting times for United.
Sevilla vs Manchester United H2H
These two sides have never met in a competitive fixture. Back in 2013, Sevilla beat United 3-1 in a pre-season friendly.
Sevilla vs Manchester United Team News
Sevilla will have doubts over the availability of Joaquin Correa and Nolito while Ever Banega is also not sure. Miguel Layun is ineligible for this fixture having featured in the group stages with Porto.
Paul Pogba remains a doubt because of his illness while Ander Herrera, Marcus Rashford, and Daley Blind are all major doubts.
Sevilla vs Manchester United Probable Line-ups
Sevilla: Rico (GK), Navas, Mercado, Lenglet, Escudero, N’Zonzi, Pizarro, Sarabia, Vazquez, Nolito, Muriel.
Manchester United: De Gea (GK), Valencia, Bailly, Smalling, Young, Matic. Pogba, Mata, Lingard, Sanchez, Lukaku.
Sevilla vs Manchester United Prediction
There is a bit of uncertainty when it comes to Manchester United this season, thanks to their performances which have been up and down. They have a threatening line-up and the options for Mourinho in the final-third are awesome. However, their frailties at the back mean that there are goals it both nets on offer here. We are backing goals at both teams to score and that’s our Sevilla vs Manchester United prediction.