Sevilla and Dortmund face off on Wednesday in a Group G UEFA Champions League soccer game at Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium.
Borussia Dortmund comes into this game sitting in second place in the standings having picked up three points. Dortmund’s last Champion League game came against Manchester City, and that was a game they lost 2-1. Dortmund scored the first goal in the 56th minute, but the defense struggled later, and that led to the defeat. On Saturday, Dortmund lost to Koln 3-2, and the defense is going to need to be a lot better in this game. Dortmund is going to be without Marius Wolf, Mats Hummels, Giovanni Reyna, Marco Reus, Gregor Kobel, Jamie Bynoe-Gittens, Mateu Morey, Mahmoud Dahoud, and Nico Schulz for this game.
On the other side of this matchup is Sevilla who sits in 4th place in the group having picked up one point. Sevilla’s last Champions League game came against Copenhagen, and that game ended in a 0-0 draw. Sevilla had 63 percent of the possession and two shots on target, but they couldn’t find the back of the net. Sevilla’s last game came on Saturday against Atlético Madrid, and that game ended in a 2-0 defeat. Sevilla is pretty banged up heading into this game. Oliver Torres, Tecatito, Karim Rekik, and Jesus Corona all won’t be able to go in this game for Sevilla. Alex Telles is expected to move into the starting lineup and will need to have a big game.
These are two teams that are super banged up heading into this game, and they have a big game coming up this weekend. Sevilla is also banged up, but I expect they are going to be the time that finds success. Dortmund is going to struggle to score here, and that will be the difference as Sevilla gets the job done. Back Sevilla on the money line to cash.