Red Bull Salzburg vs. Sevilla
December 8, 2021 3:00 pm EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 -110, Under 2.5 -110
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Red Bull Salzburg is hosting Sevilla at Red Bull Arena in round 6 of Group G of the UEFA Champions League. Salzburg is in 2nd place of this group with 7 points, but their form is declining, and I’m not sure they can bounce back for this game. Sevilla is in 3rd place, but they have been playing consistently well this season, and I like their chances in this game.
Salzburg has won only 1 of their last 4 games, and they have scored only 3 goals during that stretch, which is quite strange because they have a ton of offensive firepower. In the Austrian Bundesliga, Salzburg is in 1st place, and they already have a huge advantage, which means they are now focused on the Champions League. Offensively, Salzburg has scored 7 goals so far in the Champions League, but they have conceded 6 goals, and they will need to improve that. Adeyemi has scored 3 goals for Salzburg in the Champions League, and he is expected to start this game and help his team. As I’ve mentioned, Salzburg has a ton of firepower, and they will need all of it in this game.
Sevilla is trying to keep up with Real Madrid in LaLiga, and they somewhat do, but Sevilla has had too many draws this season already. In the Champions League, Sevilla hasn’t been as effective or focused so far, but their future depends on this game. In their last game against Villarreal at home, Sevilla has had 45% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and 76% of the correct passes. This wasn’t the best game from Sevilla, but they were good enough to score one goal and to win this game 1-0. Sevilla is averaging 1 scored goal per game in the Champions League, and their defense was quite solid with only 4 conceded goals. Rakitic has scored 2 goals for Sevilla in the Champions League, and he is their leading goalscorer. Rakitic has also added 1 assist. As I’ve mentioned, Sevilla is a solid team, they are scoring a lot more this season than they did last season, and their defense has been one of the best in LaLiga so far. I think Sevilla will have a good game.
Sevilla has never lost to Salzburg in the past, including the reverse fixture of this matchup. Both teams need a positive result in this game, but I think Sevilla will get the win. I also think Salzburg will get on the scoreboard, and the price on this is fantastic.