Sevilla vs Arsenal: Predicted lineup, injury news, head-to-head, telecast
After respective league games ending in draws, Sevilla and Arsenal clash on UCL night
Sevilla are in a surprising run of three games ending in draws. Post the FC Barcelona 1-0 away defeat each game ended in a draw for the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán hosts. And even in the UEFA Champions League, Los Rojiblancos’ two matchdays ended with a draw up to now as they are looking to overcome Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal.
Arteta saw his side get a spoil of shares against Chelsea last time out in the Premier League. The game seemed to be heading home with The Blues comfortably leading 2-0 by 50 minute mark. But The Gunners didn’t bow down. Goals by Declan Rice and Leandro Trossard helped them get even. A point deservingly added to the league table before they travel to Seville, Spain.
Tuesday, 24 October 2023 at 8:00 PM BST
Wednesday, 25 October 2023 at 12:30 AM IST
Location: Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán
Sevilla (in all competitions): D-D-D-L-W
Arsenal (in all competitions): D-W-L-W-W
Players to Watch
Sergio Ramos (Sevilla)
Even at 37, Sergio Ramos stood like a wall against the potent attackers of Real Madrid last time out. Ramos was even creating problems with headers whenever he went to the opposition box. The LaLiga game ended 1-1 at home for Sevilla. Coach Diego Alonso won’t shy away from entrusting responsibilities to the veteran against the Gunners in UCL.
Declan Rice (Arsenal)
Chelsea‘s goalkeeper Robert Sánchez made a blunder of a pass only to find the former West Ham captain and player. Declan Rice reportedly inspired by England icon David Beckham went for a first-time shot from 30 yards off the opposition goalline and scored. This was the turning point of the game for Arsenal after being 2-0 down at Stamford Bridge. Rice was also important in the win against Man City before the October international break.
- Sevilla’s last three games ended with a draw. Even their two UCL matchdays of the 2023-24 season resulted in a draw
- The hosts are in a period of transition. José Luis Mendilibar was replaced by Diego Alonso and Alonso has been on the touchline for Sevilla only once that too against Real Madrid for a 1-1
- The Gunners lost 2-1 to Ligue 1 side RC Lens in their last UCL away fixture which is also their only defeat of this season
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Injury & Team News for Sevilla vs Arsenal
Striker Mariano Díaz was absent in the LaLiga draw against his former club, Real Madrid. The backup forward is out with a thigh issue. New head coach Alonso also has a backup goalkeeper on the sidelines. A knee injury has Alfonso Pastor on the treatment table.
In the London derby clash, goalkeeper David Raya was once again a starter for Arsenal. Aaron Ramsdale was dropped in favour of Raya for quite a few games till now. Ramsdale was missing from the entire teamsheet at the Stamford Bridge visit as his wife gave birth to a baby boy. Arsenal has a fully fit squad apart from ACL injury victim Jurrien Timber.
Head to Head
Total Matches – 2
Sevilla wins – 1
Arsenal wins – 1
Draws – 0
Sevilla predicted lineup (4-3-3):
Nyland (GK); Navas, Gudelj, Ramos, Acuna; Sow, Soumare, Rakitic; Lukebakio, En-Nesyri, Ocampos
Arsenal predicted lineup (4-3-3):
Raya (GK); White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Odegaard, Jorginho, Rice; Saka, Jesus, Martinelli
Match Prediction for Sevilla vs Arsenal
Arsenal’s only defeat this season has been on the road on a Champions League night on matchday 2. For matchday 3, once again they will be participating as an away side this time to face Sevilla. The new Sevilla coach Diego Alonso made a bright start to life to get a point off Real Madrid. Given the discipline to comeback after going 2-0 down against Chelsea, Arsenal have the calibre to deliver bitter end result to Alonso and Co.
Prediction: Sevilla 1-2 Arsenal
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