Sevilla vs Bayern Munich
Champions League Quarter Final
Date: Tuesday, 3rd April 2018
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán (Sevilla).
The biggest upset in this season’s Champions League is credited to Sevilla when they humbled Manchester United in front of the Old Trafford fans. That one is a historic win for the team from Andalusia as they reached the quarter finals of the competition for the first time under the new format.
Bayern Munich on the other hand recorded the biggest aggregate victory in the round of 16 against Besiktas by an 8-1 margin to reach the quarter finals for the 7th time in a row. They lost to Real Madrid at the same stage last season before reaching semifinals six times on the trot. Also, this is the 17th quarter final appearance for the Bavarians in the competition, beating Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona who made this far 16 times.
The defending German champions warmed up for this tie with a stunning 6-0 win over domestic heavy weights Borussia Dortmund on Saturday. They were beaten by RB Leipzig in their previous Bundesliga fixture, which happened to be their only competitive defeat in calendar year 2018, ending an unbeaten run of 20 games out of which 19 are wins.
Sevilla do not have such credentials to show off. They are coming on the back of a 2-2 draw against Barcelona, which leave them with 1 win from last 4 competitive games. The remaining 2 are losses on either side of the 2-1 win at Manchester.
Sevilla vs Bayern Munich: Head-to-head
Bayern Munich and FC Sevilla are meeting for the first time in a UEFA branded tournament. Still, both teams have plenty of experience playing against opponents from each other’s domestic league.
Sevilla are unbeaten against German clubs at home with the 11 games so far producing 7 wins and 4 draws. Also, they are on a three match winning run in that aspect. Moreover, they had won 5 of the last 6 against Bundesliga teams both home and away, losing the other one.
Bayern’s recent record in Spanish soil is less than impressive after losing in each of their last 5. The most recent happened at the same stage of last season when Real Madrid edged a 2-1 win in the first leg of the tie.
Sevilla vs Bayern Munich: Prediction
When there is a gulf in quality between the two sides, Sevilla come with the reputation of surprising bigger sides in the competition. They will be highly motivated especially with the noisy home crown on the background.
Bayern are on red hot form, but they have a poor record in Spain having lost in each of the 5 previous visits. So, I simply don’t see the hosts losing this one.
Sevilla vs Bayern Munich: Bet Tips
Full-Time Double Chance – Sevilla or Draw @ 2.25 odd is the value bet.
While the safe pick is Sevilla +1.5 Asian Handicap priced at 1.44 odd.