Liverpool v Sevilla Betting Tips

Publish: 09.11.2017

However, Mané will be available for selection for Liverpool’s first Champions League group stage match of the season when Sevilla visits Anfield.

Mané and the rest of his teammates will have to put Saturday’s defeat firmly behind them as this Sevilla side have the quality to capitalise should Liverpool not hit the levels we all know they are capable of reaching.

Top Betting Tips

Match result draw at 13/4 with Marathonbet

Both teams to score at 8/13 with Bet365

2-2 correct score at 14/1 with William Hill

Philippe Coutinho to score at 9/4 with Sky Bet

Sadio Mané to score first at 22/5 with BetVictor

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Betting Analysis

Both Liverpool and Sevilla have very impressive pedigree on the European stage. It is therefore surprising that they’ve only met once in a competitive fixture.

That was the 2016 Europa League final in which Sevilla won the trophy for a record third straight season.

Liverpool have the chance to avenge that defeat on Wednesday night and the bookies fancy their chances. The home side are a general 7/10 to win the game but that surely underplays Sevilla’s ability.

Eduardo Berizzo’s men have made a solid start to the season and proved their ability to perform in front of a hostile crowd with their 2-1 win over Istanbul Basaksehir in Champions League qualifying.

This looks like a well-matched game in which the draw is very good value at 13/4 with Marathonbet.

Although the draw looks the likely outcome we do not expect Wednesday’s game to end goalless. So, make sure you have a bet on both teams to score which is 8/13 with Bet365.

Sadio Mané to score first at 22/5 with BetVictor

Sadio Mané to score first at 22/5 with BetVictor

In a game where there will be chances for both sides, it could also pay to back the 2-2 correct score at 14/1 with William Hill.

The big news ahead of Wednesday’s match is that Jurgen Klopp is ready to welcome Philippe Coutinho back into the fold. The Brazilian clearly wanted to join Barcelona over the summer but by all accounts, he is now ready to dedicate himself to Liverpool.

Coutinho needs to win back the Liverpool fans and there is nothing like a goal to do that. It could, therefore, be worth backing Coutinho to score anytime at 9/4 with Sky Bet.

It’s likely that Coutinho will start from the bench while Sadio Mané is sure to start. Liverpool fans won’t blame him for their defeat against Man City but the Senegalese midfielder will still want to make amends for his red card.

With three goals already to his name, Mané is in good form and warrants a first goalscorer bet at 22/5 with BetVictor.

Key Battles

They may have lost 5-0 but Liverpool looked good for much of the first half against Man City. Klopp’s side got the ball into dangerous positions and arguably should have been ahead before Sergio Aguero put City in the lead.

Klopp was unhappy with the way that Liverpool’s defence capitulated in the second half but he’ll be happy enough with their forward play whilst they had 11 men on the pitch.

Eduardo Berizzo must have his defence well drilled against Liverpool’s pacey, creative and highly talented forwards. He will also ensure that his team wins the midfield battle and in that regard the former Stoke midfielder, Steven N’Zonzi has a big job.

Sevilla must also be assured and confident on the ball as Liverpool will press high up the pitch and hope to create chances by turning over possession in dangerous positions.

Match Stats

  • Sevilla’s 3-1 win in the Europa League final against Liverpool is the only time that these two big European sides have met
  • This is Sevilla’s third straight Champions League appearance and just the second in eight seasons for Liverpool
  • Sevilla come into Wednesday’s game unbeaten this season while Liverpool’s defeat on the weekend is their only loss so far
  • Liverpool have a great recent record at home in European competition, winning their last six matches

Predicted Line-Up

Liverpool – Karius; Lovren, Matip, Robertson, Alexander-Arnold; Henderson, Can, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Mané, Salah, Sturridge

Sevilla – Rico; Carriço, Lenglet, Escudero, Mercado; N’Zonzi, Sarabia, Ganso; Navas, Noltio, Ben Yedder

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