Sevilla vs Borussia Dortmund
UEFA Champions League
Date: Wednesday, 17 February 2021
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, Sevilla.
The first leg of the UEFA Champions League last 16 round between Sevilla and Borussia Dortmund could not have come at a better moment for the Spaniards.
The Rojiblancos are flying high going into one of the most important fixtures of the season. They have won nine on the spin across competitions, a streak that includes some truly impressive results.
One such came seven days ago when Julen Lopetegui’s troops saw off Barcelona 2-0 at home in the first leg of the Copa del Rey semifinal. Sevilla have only conceded one goal in the last nine matches in all competitions.
Will they have what it takes to keep hold of Erling Haaland & company in this match-up?
The story is completely opposite with Der BVB. The visitors have been struggling badly for consistency for quite some time now. They’ve made a managerial change earlier in the season but Edin Terzic does not seem to have the knowledge and experience for big results at the moment.
Dortmund are leaking goals with ease these days. They sit just 6th in the Bundesliga standings and have an enormous 15-point deficit behind Bayern Munich at the top.
Sevilla vs Borussia Dortmund Head-to-head
- A decade has passed since these two sides have last played each other.
- They were battling it out in the group stage of the UEFA Europa League back then (the 2010/11 season).
- Sevilla took a 0-1 victory on the road, while the reverse fixture ended in a 2-2 draw in Spain.
Sevilla vs Borussia Dortmund Prediction
Borussia Dortmund are on a dreadful run of results. They lost three, drew two, and won just one of the last six matches in the league.
The team led by Edin Terzic allowed two or more goals in four of the last five league outings. They also shipped two in the home win over Paderborn in the DFB Pokal (3-2) in the meantime. They will travel to Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan off the back of a 2-2 home draw to struggling Hoffenheim.
Sevilla are heavy form favourites going into the tie and we can hardly look past the home win pick at the odds of 2.30.
The value is fantastic with the hosts to score two or more goals in the game at the odds of 2.10 if we know their rivals have just been incapable of keeping things quiet at the back recently.