Arsenal vs Sevilla betting tips: Champions League preview, predictions, team news and odds

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Arsenal to win 2-0 against Sevilla- 6/1!


At 6/1, a £10 bet would return £70!

Arsenal vs Sevilla

November 08, 2023

8:00 pm GMT

Arsenal vs Sevilla match preview

Arsenal certainly have not had it all their own way upon their Champions League return, but know that home wins in both their matches this month would wrap up top spot with a game to spare.

A fortnight ago, two Gabis were the scorers at Estadio Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán, messrs Martinelli and Jesus, as the Gunners claimed their first away victory in this competition for 2,513 days

Nemanja Gudelj’s header did get Sevilla back in it, before they came very close to a stoppage time equaliser, David Raya’s backwards punch just going over the bar, but the away side held on for all three points.

So, Mikel Arteta’s team are top of Group B, having hammered PSV 4-0 in their opener, before suffering a shock 2-1 defeat at Stade Bollaert-Delelis on matchday two.

Nevertheless, wins over both Sevilla and then Lens at home would rubber stamp first place, ahead of a very tricky trip to Eindhoven to round-out the group phase.

At the weekend, Arsenal’s unbeaten start to the Premier League campaign came to an end, controversially beaten 1-0 at St James’ Park by Newcastle, so will they bounce back in this one?

Sevilla meantime are yet to win in the Champions League this season, drawing with both Lens at home and then PSV in the Netherlands, before that aforementioned narrow defeat in the reverse fixture.

Many have noted that los Nervionenses are currently third in the table, thereby on track to lift an eighth UEFA Europa League title in Dublin on 22 May - I’m only half joking!

However, having finished 12th in La Liga last season, los Hispalenses are currently enduring another underwhelming domestic campaign, currently 15th, having won just two of 11 matches.

At the weekend, they recorded a fourth successive draw, this time with strugglers Celta Vigo, very lucky to leave Balaídos with a point, given that the hosts were denied a stonewall spot-kick in the 97th minute by VAR.

Diego Alonso’s is Sevilla’s fourth ‘permanent’ Head Coach in the last 12 months, with his sole victory in charge in five attempts coming against Primera Autonómica Preferente (sixth-tier) club Quintanar in the Copa del Rey.

The Andalucían side’s sole previous visit to North London came in September 2007, smashed 3-0 that night, with Cesc Fàbregas, Robin van Persie and Eduardo on target.

Most would predict a similarly emphatic margin of victory for Arsenal.

Arsenal team news

The Gunners’ injury list appears to be lengthening every week.

Thomas Partey is facing months on the sidelines, following surgery, while Emile Smith Rowe sustained an ankle injury against Sheffield United that’ll keep him out until almost Christmas.

Meantime, Martin Ødegaard was the shock absentee on Saturday, sitting out the trip to Newcastle due to concussion, having been struck in the head by a ball in training on Friday, ruling home out of this one too.

Gabriel Jesus was surprisingly called up by Brazil this week, before Mikel Arteta confirmed the following day that his striker was not close to being available for selection.

Compared to the weekend XI, Oleksandr Zinchenko is likely to return, chosen over Takehiro Tomiyasu, while Jakub Kiwior, Fábio Vieira or Leandro Trossard could all also start, but are far less likely to do so.

Sevilla team news

The visitors are without Sergio Ramos, Marcão and Marcos Acuña, the latter hobbling off in Vigo on Saturday.

So, Loïc Badé will partner Nemanja Gudelj at the back, with Adrià Pedrosa deputising on the left.

Youssef En-Nesyri came off the bench to score at the weekend, his seventh of the campaign, coming in four different competitions.

Érik Lamela’s aabona during a 2-1 North London derby defeat at the Emirates in 2021 saw him awarded the FIFA Puskás Award, with the former Spurs winger unlikely to receive a warm welcome.

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Ben Gray

Ben Gray

Arsenal fan – follow them over land and sea (and Leicester); sofa Celtic supporter; a bit of a football '"encyclopedia".