UEFA Champions League: Manchester United Vs Sevilla Game Information
The Champions League is down to the Round of 16, with 4 teams already booking safe passage into the quarter-finals. This coming Tuesday and Wednesday will determine the other 4 teams that will make up the final 8, as that is when we will see the second leg of the remaining ties. It goes without saying that moving on is huge for all the teams involved, both for financial and confidence reasons. Making it into the quarter-finals of such a prestigious tournament is to be applauded, and as it stands right now, both Manchester United and Sevilla have a shot at joining a very illustrious group. The edge here, you would think, should go to Manchester United, as they head back home after securing a 0-0 draw in the first leg in Spain. Sevilla knows that they need to come out and score, and they also know that a single goal may be all they need to move on in this one. It’s all to play for in this game, but which of these two teams will be going into the pot for the quarter-final draw in a few days? So, let’s review all details about this game and get your soccer betting picks for the teams that will complete the quarter-final line-up. 🤔#UCL pic.twitter.com/ntP2iT4sRI
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What: Manchester United Vs. Sevilla, 1st leg: 0-0
When: Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at 3:45 P.M ET
Where: Old Trafford, Manchester
TV: FOX Sports, ESPN
The Line: Manchester United -1 +106 | -175 | U 2½ -109
Why bet on Manchester United
Manchester United are coming into this one on a very good run of form, with a 2-1 win over their rivals Liverpool the latest in a string of fine performances. They took out Chelsea last a couple of weeks ago by the same score and came back from 2-0 down to beat Crystal Palace 3-2 in midweek. While United gave up goals in all 3 of those games, they are still the best defensive team in the Premier League this season, particularly at Old Trafford, where goals have been tough to come by for the opposition. Paul Pogba was ruled out of the weekend tilt with Liverpool with an injury sustained in training, and all signs point to him not being available for this one. It’s potentially a big loss for United, but Juan Mata should be able to fill the gap quite nicely, linking up with what is a formidable united attacking group.
Why bet on Sevilla
The pressure is on Sevilla in more ways than one in this game. They need to go into a tough building and find a way to pull out a win, as getting their hands on the Champions League trophy looks to be their only way back into the competition next season. Sevilla is currently in 5th in La Liga, 11 points adrift of one of the 4 automatic Champions League qualifying spots. This is a team that does not manage a lot of goals, scoring just 36 in 28 domestic games, which includes just 14 away from home. On the bright side, they were somewhat unlucky not to hit the back of the net in the home leg, as they created several chances, only to run into the brick wall that is David DeGea. Sevilla is going to need to open things up at some point in this game, especially if they go a goal down.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
United are always a solid bet at Old Trafford and should be again here. They will look to get an early goal that would settle the nerves, while also forcing Sevilla to play a more open style of football. It all plays into the favor of United in this one.
Predicted Score: Manchester United 2 Sevilla 0.