Manchester City vs Sevilla predictions: tips, odds & team news
Manchester City and Sevilla contest the 48th UEFA Super Cup final at Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus, Athens on Wednesday 16th August (8pm, UK time).
Manchester City vs Sevilla preview
This will be Manchester City’s first appearance in UEFA’s curtain-raiser. Pep Guardiola, though, has been here before. He’s a three-time winner having lifted the Super Cup in 2009 and 2011 with Barcelona before claiming the 2013 trophy as Bayern Munich’s boss. England is the joint second most successful nation with nine UEFA Super Cups between five clubs (Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United, Nottingham Forest and Aston Villa).
However, it’s Spain who rules the roost with 16 titles shared among five clubs, but despite previously appearing in six finals Sevilla has returned home with one success. That came all the way back in 2006 when Juande Ramos’ side outlasted Frank Rijkaard’s Barcelona 3-0 at Stade Louis II in Monaco. Milan, Real Madrid (twice) Barça and Bayern would get the better of Sevilla in the following years.
To date, the Europa League has won this game eight times in 23 attempts. Atlético Madrid in 2018 was the last such team. In fact, across the last 10 editions, Diego Simeone’s side was the exception to complete Champions League dominance.
Manchester City vs Sevilla predictions
Manchester City vs Sevilla: Predictions
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The stats behind our Manchester City vs Sevilla predictions:
- Man City scored at least two goals in four of their last eight European games.
- Sevilla scored in four of their last five European games.
- Man City failed to keep a clean sheet in three of their last four European matches away from home.
Manchester City vs Sevilla match tip
Five of the last seven UEFA Super Cup finals saw over 2.5 goals scored.
Manchester City vs Sevilla Bet-Builder tip
Man City failed to keep a clean sheet in three of their last four European matches away from home while Sevilla scored in four of their last five European games. Furthermore, three of Man City’s last six European games saw over 2.5 goals scored in them.
Manchester City vs Sevilla team news
Kevin De Bruyne was absent through Manchester City’s pre-season preparations but made his return in their Community Shield clash with Arsenal and should feature here. New signing Mateo Kovacic has settled into Pep Guardiola’s plans and compatriot Josko Gvardiol should have made his debut for the European champions before they kick-off against Sevilla.
Manchester City team news
So far Karim Rekik and U21 right-back José Carmona are Sevilla’s only departures this summer. Both followed the influential sporting director Monchi out of the club who since linked up with former Sevilla head coach Unai Emery at Aston Villa. Djibril Sow, Rony Lopes and Adrià Pedrosa have since joined though it remains to be seen if they’re regular first-team players under José Luis Mendilibar.
Sevilla team news
Manchester City vs Sevilla head-to-head record
- 02 Nov 2022 – Manchester City 3-1 Sevilla – UEFA Champions League
- 06 Sep 2022 – Sevilla 0-4 Manchester City – UEFA Champions League
- 03 Nov 2015 – Sevilla 1-3 Manchester City – UEFA Champions League
- 21 Oct 2015 – Manchester City 2-1 Sevilla – UEFA Champions League
This will be the club’s fifth meeting. Manchester City are unbeaten with four consecutive wins coming into this latest showdown. In their last clash Rico Lewis, Julián Alvarez and Riyad Mahrez all got on the score sheet for Pep Guardiola’s side this after Rafa Mir put the eventual Europa League winners ahead.