Where: Georgios Karaiskakis, Athens, GreeceWhen: Wednesday, August 16, 9 pm CET
The UEFA Super Cup is one of those prestigious competitions which always carries a specific aura. This year’s competitors in this matchup are Manchester City and Sevilla. You all know that the Citizens won the UEFA Champions League, while on the other side, Rojoblancos confirmed their status as Europa League owners. Both teams opened their respective domestic competitions last weekend and are in competitive mode.
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Erling Haaland announced another season of violence, scoring two goals in the opening phase of the game against Burnley. The Norwegian picked up where he left off at the end of the previous campaign, making a flying start to this one.
His Citizens won 3-0 on the road in Burnley in the opening game of the English Premier League season. From what we saw, they are playing the same football as before, taking the ball and dictating the tempo.
Ilkay Gundogan is gone, yet Guardiola’s system is still working. That’s because Haaland presents the centerpiece of the same, not the midfield as before. This team still has enough firepower to score two or three goals against any rival, but it won’t be odd to see them locking down the game after their first score.
Rojoblancos once again won the Europa League, and the Spaniards have seven titles in this competition. They are by far the most successful club in the UEFA Europa League. However, only one Super Cup is something that bothers some of their fans.
Sevilla played against Valencia this Friday, losing at home 1-2. In an exciting finish, Rojoblancos lost composure, Loic Balde the most, with him receiving a red card ten minutes before the end. Shortly after he left the field, Valencia netted a game-winner.
Up until the game against Valencia, Sevilla played three consecutive events with under 2.5 goals against Crystal Palace, Betis and Atletico Madrid.
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Manchester City vs. Sevilla Possible Lineups
Manchester City: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Dias, Akanji; Rodri, Kovacic; Bernardo, Alvarez, Grealish, Haaland
Sevilla: Dmitrovic; Navas, Bade, Marcao, Acuna; Rakitic, Sow, Jordan; Ocampos, En-Nesyri, Lamela
Manchester City and Sevilla Head to Head
Man City and Sevilla started the previous season in Europe together in the group stage of the Champions League. City routed the Rojoblancos in Seville, 0-4, and after that at home, 3-1.
Manchester City vs. Sevilla Predictions
With all due respect to Sevilla, they aren’t anywhere near City’s level. That’s why we pick the nominal hosts to win this contest, and we firmly believe that the Citizens are going to do that by a high margin.
Our verdict: Manchester City wins
Manchester City versus Sevilla Odds
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