Spartak Moscow vs Sevilla
UEFA Champions League 2017/18
Date: Tuesday, 17th October 2017
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Otkrytiye Arena (Moscow).
Spartak Moscow made a decent start to their Champions League campaign upon returning to the competition after the absence of five years. The draw away at Maribor is a decent result, but holding a Liverpool side is something that they can feel proud of. The team would have gained some confidence by now. But the consistency of good work is what it counts when it comes to progress from a tricky group like this.
A major worry for Spartak is the form of their key striker Luiz Adriano. He is yet to score in the Champions League. Also, he has managed just 1 goal in his last 9 starts in all competitions.
On the other hand, Sevilla’s start to the competition can be termed positive. They done brilliantly well to hold Liverpool to a 2-2 draw at Anfield on opening matchday. And then showed their lethal touch by thrashing Maribor 3-0 at the Sanchez Pizjuan.
The person who played a key role in Sevilla’s is Wissam Ben Yedder. The French striker scored 4 of his team’s 5 goals at this phase so far, including a deserved hat-trick against Maribor. Also, he scored in four European games this season, including in both legs of the qualifiers against İstanbul Baaaksehir. Therefore, Yedder must be our top marksman to score any-time during the match.
Spartak Moscow vs Sevilla: Head-to-head
This will be the first competitive meeting between Spartak Moscow and Sevilla.
Spartak have a poor record against Spanish teams – 7 wins, 6 draws and 13 losses from 23. They are win-less in the last 6 and managed just 1 win from the last 10.
Sevilla have a moderate record against teams from Russia – 5 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses from 12 games. But, their record in Russian soil is poor as 1 win came from 7 visits; 4 draws and 2 losses.
Spartak Moscow vs Sevilla: Prediction
Spartak are a team to be respected as they are well put up while playing in front of their home fans. The 1-1 draw against Liverpool in the previous round of the competition sends the clear message that they are here to give up a proper fight.
Sevilla do not have the best of the records in Champions League as compared to their consistent success at Europa League. But, this term they are sending out a different message after picking a draw at Liverpool and thrashing Maribor 3-0 in the first home game of the group stage.
Thus, I believe this match has the making of an absolute cracker. But, Sevilla’s experience must prove a bit heavy for the Russians.
Correct Score Prediction: 1-2 Sevilla win for 8.00 odds.
Spartak Moscow vs Sevilla: Bet Tips
FT – Sevilla to win for 1.80 odds.
Both teams to Score for 1.68 odds must be a potential banker.
Value is in backing Sevilla to win with Both teams scoring for 3.60 odds.
To Score any-time Ben Yedder.
All Odds courtesy of 888Sport
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