Liverpool vs Sevilla
UEFA Champions League Group-stage – Season 2017/18
Date: Wednesday, 13th September 2017
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Anfield (Liverpool).
Group E’s favorites lock horns on the famous Anfield. Sevilla got until the 1/8 finals of UCL last year being defeated by Leicester in a thriller of a tie.
Liverpool is hungry for some Champions League action and aims for a good run in the European competitions.
The Reds need to fire up the engines to revenge their non-european season in 2016/2017. They strengthened the team with the arrivals of Salah, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Andrew Robertson.
Klopp’s side may come after a 5-0 defeat on Etihad Stadium, but their home record so far is encouraging. They won both of their home matches in Premier League( 4-0 against Arsenal and 1-0 against Palace) while they managed to score 4 goals on Anfield against Hoffenheim in the UCL qualifications.
Liverpool will be happy to have Coutinho available again and Klopp is surely happy about it.
Sevilla are having a good start of the season in Primera Division where they occupy the third place after the first 3 rounds.
Sevilla comes after 2 victories in a row and should be a confident side on Anfield.
What is worrying in the case of the Spanish team is the weaknesses showed in the UCL qualifiers where they conceded 3 goals from Basaksehir in the two legged tie.
Liverpool vs Sevilla: Head to Head
The only head to head match between the two teams was the 2015/16 Europa League Final ended 1-3 for Sevilla. The Reds were leading at half-time with 1-0, but Sevillistas managed to turn the score in their favor with 2 goals scored by Coke and 1 by Gameiro. Unfortunately for the Spanish formation, Coke and Gameiro no longer play for them.
Liverpool vs Sevilla: Prediction
Liverpool are having an incredible offensive force with Mane, Salah and Firmino in the attacking third which done their job so far. Sevilla is a tough side, but it’s weakened comparing to their last meeting with The Reds.
Unai Emery is no longer Sevilla’s coach while Klopp is a very good coach who knows that anything but a victory on Anfield will drastically decrease Liverpool chances at the 1st place.
Liverpool vs Sevilla: Bet Tips
Liverpool to win @ 1.73 – Bet365 is the first choice
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.59 – Pinnacle is likely to succeed.