Leicester vs Sevilla predictions and betting tips for the Champions League last 16 second leg where Leicester need to overcome a 2-1 deficit from two weeks ago.
The Premier League champions are aiming to continue their 100% home record in the Champions League this week. Can they edge out Sevilla for a famous win? Read on for our betting tips, as we see value in backing a tight encounter.
All eyes will be on this clash between Leicester and Sevilla, as the Premier League champions and Europa League holders clash again. These two are a lot closer than they should be on aggregate, the Foxes were lucky to take a 2-1 defeat back from Andalusia. While many expect a high scoring game, we think Sevilla may be a little worried about that away goal. Could Jorge Sampaoli have his side park the bus once again?
Sevilla have not been afraid to shut down opposition when needed. They opened their Champions League campaign with a 0-0 at Juventus. When they needed a point to go through in the final game, they drew 0-0 at Lyon. Three away clean sheets in that group was an impressive return, while Leicester only conceded in one of their three here. Given that Sevilla saw a single goal scored in their three group away trips, a tight game here seems likely. A clean sheet takes them through, while Leicester would throw everyone back if they got a 1-0 lead. That has us backing against both teams to score for our first Leicester vs Sevilla prediction, at great odds of 29/20 with Bet Victor.
Sevilla aren’t a free-flowing attacking side, which would have been hard to imagine after they started the season with a 6-4 victory. A 1-1 draw with struggling Leganes at the weekend showed that while they don’t lose many, they struggle for a breakthrough. We can see them not worrying about the win, just avoiding defeat. That’s why we’re backing a draw here at 13/5 with Sky Bet for our second Leicester vs Sevilla betting tip.
Islam Slimani is a doubt for Leicester, which hurts their chances of scoring here. Sevilla are a hard side to pin down when it comes to formations. They’re a fluid side, so it’s hard to know what shape they’ll use. They tried three different set ups in their away European games so far, keeping a clean sheet with each.
Sevilla’s 2-1 victory last time out was the first meeting between these sides. Can they continue the head to head advantage with a result on Tuesday?
Sevilla struggled to score at home to a flimsy Leicester side when they were dominating the game. They’re going to be much better defensively here, putting the pressure on the inexperienced Foxes. Despite that, under 2.5 goals is priced at 11/10 with William Hill. We can see another 0-0 for the Europa League holders, which is priced at a huge 14/1 with Betfair.