Manchester United – Sevilla betting tip
Manchester United will face record Europa League winners Sevilla FC in the quarter-finals. The Spaniards have already won the title six times in the 21st century.
In order to lift the trophy of the second highest international division for the seventh time, the task against the Red Devils must first be mastered. For Manchester, it is already the fourth encounter with a Spanish team in the Europa League.
The first leg will kick off at Old Trafford on Thursday at 21:00. I provide you with a prediction and odds recommendation for the match between Manchester United and Sevilla.
After three games without a win, Manchester United have regained their composure in the Premier League. The 0:7 against Liverpool FC put Erik ten Hag’s team off the pace. This was followed by a 0:0 against Southampton and a 0:2 at Newcastle.
Manchester, on the other hand, remained on the winning track in the cup competitions. In the FA Cup (3-1, Fulham FC), United booked their ticket to the semi-finals, and in the Europa League, they followed up a 4-1 first leg with a 1-0 second leg win over Betis Sevilla.
The bookmaker forecast
The victories brought the necessary self-confidence to pick up the pace in the Premier League as well. Manchester celebrated two victories at home against Brentford (1-0) and Everton (2-0) and are thus on course for the Champions League.
With four wins from five games, United are favourites against Sevilla. Bet365 sees the Englishmen (1.36) clearly in front.
If the Spaniards win away (9.00), the money could be increased almost tenfold. The draw odds are 4.75.
Analysis: Manchester United vs Sevilla
Sevilla FC’s high odds are not only due to their lacklustre league performance this year, but mainly due to Manchester’s outstanding home record.
In 16 home games, Rashford and Co. have won 14 times. The two winless matches against Leeds and Southampton ended in draws.
38 goals have been scored, giving an average of 2.3 goals per game.
The British side can also be expected to play for at least two goals against Sevilla in order to take at least a two-goal advantage back to Spain.
Bet3000 is serving up 1.50 odds for over 1.5 home goals. If the home win is added on top, the odds jump to 1.60.
Manchester have already faced three other Spanish teams on their way to the quarter-finals.
Real Sociedad beat the Red Devils in the group stage, so that the Englishmen had to play FC Barcelona in the intermediate round.
The duel, which was the Champions League final pairing in 2009 and 2011, was won by the English after two thrilling games (2:2 and 2:1). Finally, the round of 16 against Betis Sevilla was more comfortable.
For the first leg against Betis’ city rivals, Erik ten Hag will have to do without Christian Eriksen, Donny van de Beek and Alejandro Garnacho. The situation is better for the visitors, who have no injured players in their ranks.
However, even so, the squad cannot hold a candle to that of Manchester. The team from Old Trafford is better equipped in every position. For a handicap win of -1 for Manchester United, there are even odds of 2.07, definitely this bet has value.
Sevilla with horror season in La Liga
Sevilla have been unable to compensate for the departures of stars like Kounde this season. After 28 matchdays, the team of Jose Luis Mendilibar, who took over as coach only a few weeks ago, is only in 13th place.
He is already the third coach this season. After a weak start to the season under Julen Lopetegui, Jorge Sampaoli took over in the meantime.
But the results are still inconsistent. From the last five games, Sevilla took two wins, two defeats and a draw.
Bitter Sevilla draw on Friday
Two wins were recorded against Almeria and Cadiz. Getafe and Atletico Madrid, however, gave the six-time Europa League winners no chance. The draw last Friday against Celta Vigo was also bitter.
The Andalusians had taken a 2:0 lead with ten players. In the final minutes, however, they conceded a double and received another red card.
The fans at least had reason to cheer in the Europa League. PSV Eindhoven could not turn around the 3-0 deficit from the first leg at home. However, two late goals brought the Dutch side back into the match.
Sevilla also scored at home against Fenerbahce. In the second leg, the rivals were again only one goal short of extra time. After Enner Valencia’s penalty, the Turks were unable to add to their tally in the second half.
Earlier, Sevilla failed to beat Dortmund and Manchester City in the group stage of the Champions League. But five points were still enough for the Europa League semi-finals.
Sevilla and Manchester have met twice in the past. In 2018, Sevilla prevailed in the Champions League last 16 (0-0 and 2-1).
On that occasion, they even celebrated an away win at Old Trafford. The Corona-conditioned single match of the 2020 Europa League semi-final also went to the Andalusians: 2:1.
My Man United Sevilla tip:
Sevilla have already managed to beat Manchester United twice at European level in the knockout stages. In 2018 and 2020, however, the Spaniards performed at an even higher level. In the league, the team is only five points ahead of the relegation places.
On the other hand, Manchester United are in the Champions League in what is supposed to be the strongest league in Europe, have had no trouble in the Europa League so far and have won 14 of their 16 games at home this year.
I see the English, who will go into this first leg with enormous self-confidence, clearly ahead in this duel. Furthermore, I am convinced that the hosts will be working towards a two-goal lead in order to have an even better starting position in Sevilla.
Therefore, in my Manchester United – Sevilla tip, I tend towards a home win and Over 1.5 goals for the Red Devils.