Our prediction for this Champions League match:
After sharing the spoils with Copenhagen and Borussia Dortmund, Manchester City will be aiming to cement top position in the standings when they host Sevilla to their Etihad Stadium on Wednesday evening. The Citizens aim to keep their 100% record at home intact, and they must be high on confidence following a hard-fought 1-0 win over Leicester City. Since the Premier League champions have already cemented top position in Group G, we predict that Pep Guardiola will stick to his rotation policy. Erling Haaland is unlikely to be risked, while both Kalvin Phillips and Kyle Walker remain in the treatment room.
Los Sevillanos, on the other hand, rolled over Copenhagen 3-0 in their last group game, but it has to be noted that the Danish champions missed a couple of clear-cut opportunities to find the net at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. Anyhow, home win should be considered as Jorge Sampaoli’s troops are not regarded as good travellers. Both Suso and Papu Gomez are pushing for a start after the duo came from the bench in a 1-0 loss to Rayo Vallecano.
Highlighted Player (Nathan Ake):
Ake is a professional footballer who plays for the Dutch National Team and AFC Bournemouth in the Premier League. The versatile defender who was born on the 18th of February, 1995, started his youth career in 2003 with local club ADO Den Haag. He then moved to Feyenoord in 2007 before joining Chelsea's youth academy four years later.
Ake made his first professional appearance at the age of 17, playing for the Blues in a 0-1 away victory against Norwich on the 26th of December, 2012. Barring a few starts and substitute appearances, Ake spent his next few years at Chelsea mostly in the reserves before being sent out on a one month loan to Reading in 2015. Upon his return, he immediately joined Watford on a season-long loan where his displays earned him the Watford's young player of the season award. Another successful loan spell at Bournemouth succeeded his time at Watford before Chelsea recalled him in January 2017.
At the start of the 17/18 season, the 24-year-old rejoined his current club Bournemouth permanently on a five-year contract worth 20 million pounds. On the International stage, Ake has represented the Netherlands at every youth level and has even captained the under-17 and under-19 sides. He made his first senior appearance on the 31st of May, 2017, featuring in Hollands 2-1 friendly win over Morocco.
Highlighted Team (Sevilla):
Sevilla Futbol Club is a Spanish football club from the city Andalucia. The club is playing in the Spanish Primera Division and is playing his home games in Estadio Ramo Sanchez Pizjuan. An impressive venue with the capacity to hold 45 500 football fans. The biggest rival of Sevilla FC is city rival Real Betis Sevilla.The current second team of Sevilla is called Sevilla Atletico and is playing in the Segunda Division B. Nicknames for Sevilla are Los nervionenses and Los Rojiblancos.
Sevilla won the Spanish title once in 1946. In Spain Sevilla won the Copa del Rey 4 times. In European competitions the team had more success. The club managed to win the Europa League 4 times and is currently the most successful club in the Europa League.
The most remarkable players that played for Sevilla FC are: Suker, Zamorano, Alves, Ramos, Rakitic and the legendary Diego Maradona.