Match date: 13 Sep 2017
| Sport: Football
| Competition: UEFA Champions League
| Stake: 8/10
| Pick: Both Teams to Score and Over 2.5 Goals
| Match result:
2-2 - Won
In this Champions League fixture Liverpool will host Sevilla.
After five wins and one draw in the opening six games of the season, Liverpool were thrashed by Manchester City on Saturday. Liverpool started the game better and had couple of good chances, however it was City who took the lead in 24th minute when Aguero took advantage of Liverpool defence`s bad reaction. Things got even worse for Liverpool in 37th minute when Mane got sent off after reckless tackle on Ederson. Liverpool couldn`t handle hosts with a man down and with four more goals in their net suffered one of the toughest defeats in recent years. They will be looking to bounce back in the Champions League but their morale will surely be shaken. Lallana, Clyne and Bogdan are still question. While Coutinho`s status is still under question.
Sevilla are still undefeated this season, having knocked out Basaksehir in the Champions League play-off, while beating Getafe and Eibar and drawing with Espanyol in La Liga. On Saturday they hosted Eibar and recorded convincing victory. Sevilla were in control the whole match but teams went on a break at 0:0. However, right after coming back Ganso gave them the lead. Ben Yedder and Nolito also found a net and Sevilla won 3:0. It will certainly serve as a morale-booster for Sevilla after draw with Espanyol and narrow win against Getafe and will hope to take something from wounded Liverpool. Their only doubt will be Nolito who picked up light hamstring injury.
Liverpool are favourites here, especially since they are playing at home. However, they have been regularly showing huge flaws in defence. Their attack looks great, but lack of stability is something which has continued to create problems for them. Sevilla`s stronger part of the team is also attack, and despite the fact they kept clean sheet in each of the last two games, they will hardly managed to repeat that at Anfield. Also, I can`t see Liverpool keeping their net untouched against any quality team, and Sevilla are surely one. All in all I think it makes every sense to expect entertaining game with number of goals, and therefore I will go with both teams to score and over 2.5 goals.