Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan will host a highly-anticipated Champions League game between Sevilla and Manchester City. Los Sevillanos made a slow start to the new La Liga campaign, with the team collecting only one point in the process from possible 12. Julen Lopetegui’s men aim to bounce back from a heavy 3-0 loss to Barcelona, but they face yet another uphill task against Pep Guardiola’s charges. Papu Gomez is widely expected to replace Isco in the starting XI, while all Corona, Marcao, and Rekik remain in the recovery room.
The Citizens, on the other hand, have been relying on summer signing Erling Haaland in the new Premier League campaign. The Norway rising star has already started paying off, and, no doubt, he will pose a big threat for the opposition back-line. Given Sevilla’s poor start to the season, anything but a routine away win would be a major surprise. Kalvin Phillips is a major doubt, while Aymeric Laporte remains in the recovery room.
Highlighted Player (Thomas Delaney):
The captain of the Danish heavyweights F.C. Copenhagen, Thomas Delaney is a 25-year-old midfielder who has spent his entire professional career with the Club of the City. His F.C. Copenhagen career started in 2009 when he marked his full first team debut with a goal in the Champions League qualification match against FK Mogren.
Full Denmark international, Delaney has come up the ranks of the national team to be given his first senior cap in 2013. With over 160 appearances for F.C. Copenhagen, Thomas Delaney has been a long-serving soldier of the Danish powerhouse and a fan favourite respected for his hard-work and team ethics.
Highly experienced professional despite his relatively tender age, Thomas Delaney was sold to Bundesliga giants Werder Bremen in the summer of 2016. However, he remains devoted to his childhood club’s cause both domestically and in the UEFA Champions League as his transfer to Germany comes through in January 2017.
Highlighted Team (Man City):
Manchester City are the lest famous of the two major clubs based in Manchester. The club was founded in 1880, but they have been struggling in the English Premier League in the past. Nonetheless, ever since the club was purchased by Abu Dhabi United Group in 2008, the Citizens have been playing an important role in the English top flight.
Manchester City won two Premier League trophies under Roberto Mancini and Manuel Pellegrini (2011/2012 and 2013/2014), but both managers eventually paid the price for some disappointing results. Man City play their home games at the Etihad Stadium and the stadium capacity is 55,097.
Manchester United are regarded as Manchester City’s biggest rivals and the likes of Kun Aguero, Carlos Tevez, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Uwe Rosler, Yaya Toure, Sylvain Distin are some of the most remarkable players that played for the Etihad Stadium outfit. Manchester City have won four Premier League titles and five FA Cup trophies and it has to be noted that they made it to the Champions League semis in the 2015/2016 season.