Sevilla v Spartak Moscow– 19.45 GMT kickoff
Spartak Moscow won their first Russian championship in 16 years last season. It was a well deserved one, which they worked incredibly hard for. The effort of that seems to have carried over from last season. They’ve struggled to maintain that form since. They are however in pretty consistent form in this competition and their dispatching of tonight’s opponents 5-1 at home was impressive.
Sevilla were expected to do well in this competition. However, resounding defeats to Spartak and a 4-0 defeat in La Liga has shown that they are far from the finished article. Teams will get a “lift” when playing them at present. In fairness to Sevilla, their poor run of form, seems to be almost exclusively reserved for their away matches. At home, they are reasonably consistent.
Spartak could make a big step towards the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League with a win against Sevilla. Currently first in Group E, Spartak could move four points clear of Sevilla and advance to the next stage with a result in either Liverpool or at home against Maribor. It’s an important one for them.
Sevilla v Spartak Moscow- summary
Both sides will be going all out for the win here and there could well be plenty of goals. We expect both sides to score and if they can put their away defeat to Spartak behind them, we thing Sevilla will come out on top tonight.
F88 prediction: Sevilla to win
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