Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Following an undeserved defeat to Newcastle United in the Premier League derby, Arsenal will look to return to winning ways when they take on Sevilla in the Champions League group stages round 4. The Gunners want to retain top position in Group B and they are seen as hot favourites to win Wednesday’s showdown. Even though all Gabriel Jesus, Martin Odegaard, Thomas Partey, Smith Rowe, and Jurrien Timber remain in the recovery room, home win should be considered as Sevilla struggle on the travels.
Los Sevillanos, on the other hand, have yet to record a win in the elite competition this term and given their five-game winless run in La Liga, anything but a routine home triumph would be a big shock. All Sergio Ramos, Fernando, and Marcao should miss out through injuries for the Andalusian outfit. In their last meeting in London (Emirates Cup) Arsenal crushed Sevilla 6-0.
Highlighted Player (Marcos Acuña):
Marcos Acuna is an Argentina international who plays for Sporting Club de Portugal as a winger. Born in Zapala, Argentina on October 28, 1991, Acuna started his senior career at Ferro Carril Oeste. After scoring 5 goals in 117 appearances for the Argentine club from 2010 to 2014, he moved to Racing Club in the summer of 2014.
The 172-cm-tall footballer looked sharper in front of goal during his spell with la Academia, scoring 16 goals in 78 appearances for the club. In June 2017 Marcos Acuna decided to take a step forward in his career, joining Portuguese outfit Sporting CP. He made his debut with the Lions in a 2-0 win over Deportivo Aves on August 6, 2017.
Acuna plays for the Argentine national team as well, making his debut for la Albiceleste on November 15, 2016 in a World Cup qualifier against Colombia. His main position is left-back, but he is used as both left midfielder and left winger as well.
Highlighted Team (Arsenal):
Arsenal are regarded as one of the best English teams. The Gunners have won 12 FA Cup trophies, 13 league titles and two League Cups, but they have yet to lift the Champions League trophy. Arsene Wenger’s team were on the verge of beating Barcelona in the Champions League final back in 2006, but they eventually failed to win the prestigious title.
Arsenal used to play their homes at Highbury, but in 2006 they moved to the Emirates Stadium. The capacity of the stadium is 60,260. The Gunners won their last Premier League trophy back in 2004, with the capital club going through the season without a single loss. The likes of Thierry Henry, Denis Bergkamp and Robert Pires were part of the team back then, but Arsenal have not won the league trophy ever since.
Arsenal was founded by Woolwich munitions workers as Dial Square back in 1886. It is well known that Tottenham Hotspur are Arsenal’s fiercest rivals and there have always been fireworks when the two local rivals meet in the North London derby.