Liverpool vs Sevilla – Wednesday 13th September 2017 – 19:45 – BT Sports
Liverpool are 13/2 with the draw at 18/5 and Sevilla are 2/5
Betting tips and match preview | UEFA Champions League
Liverpool face Sevilla at Anfield on Wednesday evening, in the first round of Champions League group stage matches this season.
The Reds come into this match on the back of a 5-0 defeat against Manchester City, the biggest defeat of Klopp’s tenure.
Sergio Aguero opened the scoring for City (24), in the process becoming the most prolific non-European striker in the Premier League.
The game turned on its head in the 37th minute, when Sadio Mane was given a straight red card for a high boot on Ederson.
City ruthlessly exposed the one man advantage, with Gabriel de Jesus (45+6) making it 2-0 before the break.
The Brazillian made it 3-0 just after half time (53), with City running riot and Liverpool’s defence collapsing.
Substitute Leroy Sane scored a late double to add insult to injury for Liverpool (77, 90+1), the second strike an excellent finish to make it 5-0.
Reds Defence Problematic
That defeat ended Liverpool’s unbeaten start to the season, a poor result for Jurgen Klopp and his side.
Their defence has again been called into question, with the sending off not helping Klopp’s side either.
This is Liverpool’s first Champions League fixtures under Klopp, with Liverpool returning to the elite table after two seasons.
The match against Sevilla will see Liverpool looking to exact revenge after suffering defeat in their last meeting.
Jurgen Klopp’s side come into this match as underdogs, with home advantage failing to win over the bookies.
This will be a tough match for Liverpool, with Sevilla an excellent side in Europe and unbeaten in La Liga.
Liverpool will be looking to secure their first win against Sevilla, at the second time of asking.
Sevilla come into this match in excellent form, after securing a 3-0 win against Eibar in their last match.
Ganso opened the scoring for the hosts (46) after a tough and even first half to make it 1-0.
Wissam Ben Yedder made it 2-0 thirty minutes later (76), with a right footed strike from close range.
Former Manchester City man Nolito made it 3-0 to Sevilla (90+2), another excellent win for the Spaniards.
Sevilla find themselves in third place in La Liga, with seven points from their opening three matches.
They have conceded just the one goal in three matches, scoring five goals in the process.
The Spaniards will be looking to improve on last season, they will be looking to qualify as group winners.
The visitors come into this match as the favourites, despite Liverpool having home advantage.
Sevilla will be looking to win this opening fixture and top the group, with the Spanish side favourites to top the group.
If Sevilla win this fixture it will be two wins from two matches against the Reds.
Both teams are 8/15 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Liverpool are Daniel Sturridge, Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane all at 4/1. For Sevilla, Wissam Ben Yedder is at 6/1 with Luis Muriel at 13/2.
The last time these two sides met was in the 2015/16 Europa League final, when Sevilla won 3-1. The odds of the same result are 33/1.
Liverpool vs Sevilla Odds
Tip 1 – Mane to score first @ 4/1
Tip 2 – 2-2 draw @ 12/1