RB Leipzig vs Sevilla
Emirates Cup 2017
Date: 29th July 2017, Saturday
Kick-off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Emirates Stadium, London.
The surprise package of last season’s Bundesliga RB Leipzig take on La Liga giants Sevilla in the opening match of the 2017 Emirates Cup.
After finishing as Bundesliga runners-up last season, Leipzig continue their preparations to set their squad in top condition to mount a challenge in both domestic and European competitions.
With two matches under their belt in the current summer, their next stop is North London, where they face La Liga outfit FC Sevilla and Portuguese champions Benfica.
RB Leipzig started their pre-season in style with a 6-0 win against lower division German club Meuselwitz. Then, they edge past Turkish club Konyaspor by a narrow 1-0 margin.
On the other hand, Sevilla are coming back from Japan, where they faced local clubs Cerezo Osaka and last season’s FIFA World Cup finalists Kashima Antlers. They defeated Osaka 3-1 before Kashima brought them to ground with a 2-0 rout.
RB Leipzig vs Sevilla: Head-to-head
This is the first meeting in all competitions between Leipzig and Sevilla.
RB Leipzig vs Sevilla: Prediction
The value is in backing Leipzig to win this one outright. The team coming is in good spirits after starting the pre-season on a winning note. Sevilla, despite their dominance in La Liga, are known as poor travelers and often fail to pick up results in away games.
RB Leipzig vs Sevilla: Bet Tips
Leipzig to win for 3.00 with Bet365.
Arsenal play Benfica in the second fixture of the Emirates Cup on the same day. Read our preview of the match here.