Sevilla v Manchester City Tips – City out to put one foot in knockout stage
Back-to-back wins for Manchester City against Sevilla would put them closer to a place in the Champions League knockout stages
November 2nd, 2015
Manuel Pellegrini’s side will qualify for the last sixteen of this season’s Champions League with two matches to spare should they defeat their La Liga opponents for a second successive time and Juventus beat Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach.
City head to Sevilla’s Ramon Snachez Pizjuan on the back of an unbeaten run stretching seven matches in all competitions, these including 2-1 wins against Sevilla and Monchengladbach in this competition.
Nevertheless, they will need to be at their very best following a period of under-par performances which have seen the side return just one win from their last seven outings in Spain, however they will be confident of sweeping past a Sevilla side which have slumped to back-to-back defeats against Juventus and Manchester City following an impressive 3-0 victory over Monchengladbach.
Nevertheless, Sevilla have triumphed in all of their last ten European matches on home soil and will certainly provide City with tough opposition. Unai Emery’s men are struggling in their La Liga campaign where they sit eleventh in the table and this fixture could be pivotal in defining the remainder of their season.
One thing City will need to do is tighten-up in defence and with just one clean sheet in their last eleven games, Sevilla should be confident of at least getting g their names onto the scoresheet. Indeed, the Spaniards need to avoid defeat should they have realistic ambitions of challenging for a place in the knockout stages, although we feel that City will possess the edge and we’ll be backing the visitors to return home with the spoils in the bag.
BETTING TIP – City to win, both teams to score – Bet365 10/3