Champions League Sevilla vs Salzburg 9/14/2021 Prediction and Match Preview

A very exciting match is about to take place on Tuesday in the premiere of the Champions League, when Spanish side Sevilla will play host to Austrian side RB Salzburg. Sevilla have made a promising start in the new season and looked great in the pre-season friendlies. But they are now up against a Salzburg side that is already in good match rhythm and they are always a very dangerous side.

Sevilla started the new season with a couple of clean-sheet wins against Vallecano and Getafe in the La Liga. But in their most recent match they played for a 1-1 draw on the road against Elche (their weekend match was postponed). Sevilla did a great job in the Group Stage last season (4 wins, 1 loss, 1 draw), losing only to Chelsea but otherwise being quite strong. However, they were eliminated in the round of 16 after two very competitive matches against Dortmund, losing by 3-2 at home before a 2-2 draw in Germany. Sevilla are always strong in European competitions, having progressed from 5 of their 6 UCL group stages. Moreover, they have won 10 of their last 14 Champions League matches at home (10 wins, 3 losses, 1 draw). 

Salzburg have made the perfect start in their domestic league, winning all 7 matches in the Austrian Bundesliga, winning both Champions League Qualifiers matches against Brondby and also recording a big win in the Austrian Cup. That means that Salzburg have won all 10 competitive matches, scoring 2+ goals in 8 of those matches, while keeping just 4 clean sheets in the process. Participating in their 3rd consecutive year in the Champions League, Salzburg are coming off a rather unfulfilling run last year, where they finished at the 3rd spot of their group (1 win, 4 losses, 1 draw), scoring 10 and conceding 17 goals. They made it to the Europa League round of 32, where they lost both matches against eventual winners Villarreal.

Sevilla vs Salzburg. The two teams have only met twice in the past, back in 2008, where Sevilla won both at home and on the road by 2-0. Sevilla are always strong at home and they have started the season in a positive manner. Salzburg are an ever-dangerous team that play a very up-tempo style of soccer. Sevilla should have the upper hand regarding the 3 points here, but the Over 3 Goals also looks good. 

Champions League Sevilla vs Salzburg 9/14/2021 Prediction and Match Preview

Champions League Starting Time: 12:45PM EDT

Location: Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, Sevilla

Date: Tuesday, September 14th 

Champions League Odds: Sevilla -0.75

Champions League Totals: 3

Free Champions League Pick: Over 3 Goals (+102)

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