Manchester City vs Sevilla Prediction & Match Preview

Manchester City vs Sevilla Prediction & Match Preview

Just ten days after a disappointing penalty-shootout loss to Arsenal in their pursuit of the first trophy of the 2023/24 season, Manchester City finds themselves with another opportunity to secure an early piece of silverware.

Their next challenge comes against the perennial Europa League champions, Sevilla, on Wednesday evening. The venue for this clash is Stadio Georgios Karaiskaki in Piraeus, which serves as the home ground for Olympiacos.

This particular trophy, the UEFA Super Cup, has yet to find its place in Manchester City’s already impressive collection, and there’s no doubt that Pep Guardiola’s formidable team will be thoroughly motivated to clinch victory on Wednesday.

Having claimed the Premier League, FA Cup, and Champions League titles, Manchester City enters this encounter as the overwhelming favorites.

This assertion is bolstered by the strong showings exhibited by both teams in the early stages of the new season. In their most recent outing, Manchester City easily overcame Burnley, led by Vincent Kompany, with a convincing 3-0 triumph at Turf Moor.

Erling Haaland, who made his mark with 12 Champions League goals for Manchester City the previous year, kicked off the new domestic campaign in style, notching a brace against Burnley.

Against a somewhat vulnerable Sevilla defense, Haaland is poised to shine once again, particularly considering Sevilla’s recent display in which they conceded two goals in an unexpected home defeat to Valencia during the opening fixture of the 2023/24 La Liga season.

Head-to-head encounters between Manchester City and Sevilla also favor the English side. In their four prior meetings, Manchester City emerged victorious each time, boasting a remarkable 12-3 goal differential. Impressively, they managed to score three or more goals in each of their last three encounters with Los Rojiblancos.

These contests include their clashes in the Champions League group stage during the previous two seasons, where Manchester City triumphed comprehensively over Sevilla (with a 0-4 win in Spain and a 3-1 victory in England).

As for a prediction, Sevilla exhibited a lackluster performance in the attacking third during their opening fixture against Valencia, and their form hasn’t been particularly impressive in preseason friendlies either. In light of this, we favor Manchester City to secure a clean-sheet victory at odds of 2.20.

Additionally, Erling Haaland’s consistent scoring record makes him a smart choice for anytime goalscorer, with odds of 1.72 for this outcome.