Sports Innovation previews the Champions League tie between Sevilla and Salzburg and offers team stats and betting tips with the latest odds.
Sevilla welcome RB Salzburg to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium for their Group G opener in the Champions League.
The Rojiblancos were not in action in La Liga at the weekend and have no injury concerns. Therefore, Julen Lopetegui should be able to call on his biggest stars as his side look to make home advantage count in Andalusia.
Salzburg, on the other hand, booked a spot in Group G by beating Brondby in a two-legged playoff tie in August. The Austrian champions are in sound form and hope to upset the odds in Spain.
Let’s have a look at the form of both sides and the stats from their previous encounters to come up with a reasonable betting prediction.
Stats and analysis in Champions League
Sevilla enter the encounter a mixed record from their last 10 Champions League outings. The Rojiblancos hit the target 1.4 times on average per game, scoring 14 goals along the way. They conceded a total of 15 goals, an average of 1.5 per game, as they held on for 3 clean sheets.
While Salzburg have been sure to supply goals on both ends of the pitch. In their last 10 Champions League outings, the Red Bulls have scored 19 times for an average of 1.9 goals per game. They failed to keep a clean sheet, conceding an average of 2.1 goals per game and a total of 21 goals.
Facts and figures for Sevilla vs Salzburg
Fun stats Sevilla
- Sevilla scored in the last 5 of 7 matches;
- Both teams scored in Sevilla’s last 4 of 6 matches.
Fun stats Salzburg
- Salzburg conceded the last 17 matches in a row;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Salzburg’s last 10 of 12 matches;
- Salzburg scored the last 8 matches in a row when playing away;
- Salzburg conceded the last 8 matches in a row when playing away.
Sevilla look to continue their current momentum with another positive result. In their 3 final outings, Julen Lopetegui’s side achieved a 3-0 win against Rayo Vallecano and went on to a 1-0 win against Getafe. Their latest game produced a 1-1 draw with Elche.
Salzburg keep brushing aside all resistance claiming yet another win to their collection last time out. In their 3 final outings, Matthias Jaissle’s side achieved a 2-1 win against Brondby IF in the Champions League and went on to a 1-0 win against Hartberg. Their latest game produced a 3-1 win against WSG Swarovski Tirol.
Sevilla v Salzburg – Fixture history
On 2 October 2008, these two clubs went toe-to-toe against each other in their most previous meeting, when Sevilla ran away winners with a 0-2 scoreline.
Sevilla head into their upcoming match against Salzburg with a 100% winning record in recent Champions League meetings. In 2 encounters that amounts to a 2-0-0 record for the home side, as they amassed a win rate of 0%.
Erik Lamela hit the target 3 times in the last 6 games for Sevilla, and he will be hoping to expand on that tally here. Managing 2 goals in his previous 6 outings for Salzburg makes Chukwubuike Adamu an obvious threat to any defense right now.