Sevilla vs RB Salzburg: prediction for the Champions League fixture
Sevilla had a solid season. Julen Lopetegui's men quite easily got into Primera's Top 4 and gained foothold there, As a result, the end of the season was a pleasure cruise for the Red-Whites: they were ahead of the fifth Real Sociedad by 15 points.
Sevilla have started the new football year successfully. In the first round of Primera, they outplayed Rayo Vallecano (3:0). Sevilla have always struggled in away fixtures, but in the second round, they snatched a last-minute win against Getafe at Coliseum Alfonso Perez (1:0). In the last round, Sevilla drew with Elche (1:1) and occupied sixth place in the table.
RB Salzburg, unlike their opponent, did not get a direct ticket to the Champions League. Matthias Jaissle's team went through one qualifying round against Brøndby. In the first leg, the Bulls conceded first but managed to snatch a 2:1 victory, which they had to defend in Denmark. In the second leg, the Austrian champion got an easier victory with the same score, thus getting into the group stage of the Champions League.
In the Austrian Football Bundesliga, RB Salzburg have traditionally been the main favorite to win the title. After seven rounds of the current tournament, they have justified this status. The Bulls are leading the table with 21 points. The second Sturm Graz are seven points behind. If RB Salzburg keep this pace, they can win the league way ahead of schedule.
Sevilla got 2 of their last 9 home wins with this score.
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In the last game between these clubs, a penalty was given.
Sevilla have started the season powerfully and gained top form. The hosts are considered the favourites in this fixture. All visitors struggle at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, and Sevilla definitely will make the most of home advantage. They should get an easy win here: Sevilla are much more experienced than the young Austrian team.
Our prediction - Sevilla to win.
Sevilla have a very powerful line of attack, on which they will rely today. RB Salzburg's young squad make a lot of mistakes in defense, and while in the Austrian league they compensate for them with a high-quality attack, we don't believe that they will be able to outperform Sevilla.
Our second bet - Sevilla to win by 2 goals.