Sevilla v Liverpool Preview, Stats and Betting Tips, Tuesday 21st November 2017, Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, Kick off: 19:45 GMT

There’s all to play for in Group E as both Sevilla and Liverpool look to book their place in the next round of the Champions League. Both will be gunning for top spot too in the hope of an easier round of 16 opponent and just one point separates them coming into the match.

Sevilla v Liverpool Head to Head Record

    • Liverpool 2-2 Sevilla – 13th Sep 2017, Champions League
    • Liverpool 1-3 Sevilla – 18th May 2016, Europa League Final

Sevilla v Liverpool Preview

When these two sides met at Anfield in September, Liverpool were very unfortunate not to claim all three points. Had Roberto Firmino converted his penalty with the scoreline at 2-1, Liverpool may well have seen out the contest. The miss came back to haunt them though as the Reds ended up conceding late on with what was just Sevilla’s second shot on target. Nevertheless, their decent performance on home soil should give them some confidence as they search for their first ever victory over the Spanish outfit.

What won’t give them confidence is Sevilla’s absolutely incredible home record. Providing they can beat or draw with Celta Vigo on the 18th, their unbeaten streak at home, in all competitions will stretch to a full year. Eduardo Berizzo’s men are such a different side in front of the home supporters and you can expect them to put in a far better showing than the one we saw at Anfield as a result. Both in attack and defence they are far more assured at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan and you can be certain that they’ll be out to play for all three points.

How does Liverpool’s away record match up to Sevilla’s home record? Far more inconsistent and it seems as though we could see one of two Liverpool sides in Spain. The side Jurgen Klopp will not want to see is the one that torn apart 4-1 by Tottenham in late October. Defensively the Reds were absolutely horrible that day, so much so that Dejan Lovren was subbed off before the half time break. Their emphatic wins over West Ham and Maribor either side of this game though show how well they are able to perform. Liverpool managed 11 goals in these two games and their pacey strike force could well cause Sevilla some issues.

Relevant Stats, Injuries and Suspensions

Liverpool’s first choice right back Nathaniel Clyne faces several months out after recently undergoing surgery on his lower back. His absence is nothing new however as the problem has kept the Englishman out of action since pre-season. Adam Lallana is another who’s missed the whole start of the season but unlike Clyne, he’s ready to return and could be handed a start here by Jurgen Klopp.

His comeback could prove to be a very important, as could the involvement of both Jordan Henderson and Saido Mane. The pair had been suffering from minor problems but returned to training prior to Liverpool’s weekend clash against Southampton. There’s a good chance they’ll feature on Tuesday but neither are certainties.

As for Sevilla, they are still without the services of Nicolas Pereja who has been on the sidelines since September. He stands as the only real major absentee however as Joaquin Correa looks to be over a hamstring problem which forced him to miss a couple of weeks.

The Argentina scored in the reverse fixture of this game and Eduardo Berizzo will be very happy to have him back. In defence, Gabriel Mercado should be back from a minor problem as should the highly-rated Clement Lenglet who has attracted the attention of Barcelona according the recent rumours.

Sevilla v Liverpool Tips

With Sevilla so strong at home, it’s very hard to back a defensively flawed Liverpool side winning this game. It’s not a game the Reds need to win however as a point would keep them on top spot of Group E. Their attacking talents will give them a very good chance of claiming a point especially if Sadio Mane is fully over his slight hamstring tweak. It’s a result you can back at very fair odds of 5/2 with BetVictor.

Another tempting bet is for both teams to score. You have to go back to April to find the last time Sevilla didn’t score at home and Liverpool have managed to net at least once in their last six away tests. Both teams to score can be backed at 6/4 with BetVictor or combined with a draw at odds of 7/2.

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