Champions League Last-16 Predications: Will Man Utd Pass the Spanish Test?

Written by Anas Audeh on 2018-02-16 at 10:01
Champions League last-16 predictions Man Utd vs Sevilla second leg to take place at Old Trafford in March 13 (Source: Sevilla FC)
UCL last-16 tie on Wednesday at Roman Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium will be pairing 2016 and 2017 Europa League winners. Our Champions League last-16 predictions suggest a victory for Manchester United albeit difficult one against the Spanish hosts.

Online sportsbooks in Spain expect Man United to visit Sevilla with a full list of young superstars including De Gea, Pogba, Martial, Lukaku, along with the winter transfer’s big deal Sanchez. But according to our Champions League last-16 predictions the Red Devils will surely not enjoy a walkover, and they will face a confident team on the other side of the pitch. Thus their positive record against Spanish clubs and their experienced coach in Spanish tactics puts them ahead of their hosts.

Sevilla vs Man United UCL stats

The two teams are very enthusiastic to pass through the last-16 stage. They will be looking forward to place a new record at the European level. Sevilla have never made it past the round of 16 in the Champions League. This will be the fourth attempt for them to alter that record against the English club that has ten times experience in round of 16. But the Premier’s club has won only two of their nine away games at this stage. In addition Man United have reached this stage for the first time since 2013/14. So it looks like both teams are under pressure to pass the last-16 test.

How far Sevilla stand a chance to capture a victory?

According to online sportsbook news Sevilla could pile more misery on the Portuguese coach at home ground. The Spanish club have good record at European level, as they won six of their last nine European home matches, losing one and drawing the other two. They have qualified to last-16 by picking up seven points at home in Group E. And we will all remember their resilience against Liverpool at group stage, when they came back with a (3-3) draw.

Mourinho’s men are going through a rocky patch at the moment in Premier League, but that does not mean it will be the same in Champions League. We all saw how it is happening with Real Madrid, as they are facing one of their lowest national records, while their experience in the European top league helped them prevail at the Bernabeu against PSG.

Champions League last-16 predictions on the winner

Champions League Last 16 Predictions

(Source: Manchester Evening News)

Two main features put the Red Devils ahead of their hosts. First they enjoy a positive record in Spain, as they lost only one of their last eight games in Spain. Second their coach has won seven of his eight fixtures against Sevilla while coaching with Real Madrid, and he has lined-up several players who have also played in Spain, which makes the English club very familiar with the Spanish tactics.

In line with our Champions League last-16 predictions, Man United enjoy the favourite odds. At Netbet Sportsbook the odds stand at (2.45) for the Red Devils, while the odds are (2.95) for Sevilla. A draw is one of the likely results as well, so if you feel Sevilla could put Man United in the same position as Liverpool you can select a draw, with odds standing at (3.15).
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