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Sevilla vs. Manchester United Preview, Squad Report & Prediction

Sevilla and Manchester United will meet in the second leg of their Europa League quarter-final on Thursday evening at Estadio Ramon.

Team Form

Sevilla

In their recent match at Old Trafford, Sevilla had a tough time in the first half against Manchester United. The Red Devils scored two goals in the first 21 minutes, thanks to Sabitzer’s impressive performance. 

However, Sevilla made a comeback in the second half, showing a much better performance and scoring two goals, leaving the tie delicately poised for the second leg in Andalusia.

Sevilla’s poor performance in La Liga this season has left them in 13th place, with a considerable 16-point gap between them and fourth-placed Real Sociedad. They will have to win the Europa League to secure a spot in the next season’s Champions League.

But it’s not all bad news for Sevilla. They have been playing better in their recent games, with seven points from their last three league matches, including a 2-0 victory over Valencia last weekend.

Sevilla Form (All Competitions): L W D D W

Manchester United

During their match against Sevilla, Man United missed several chances to secure the game before the late own goals from Malacia and Maguire. The night was also damaging in other ways, with Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane both picking up injuries.

However, Man United has a history of bouncing back quickly from disappointing results, and they did just that in their recent Premier League match against Nottingham Forest. 

The team played excellently, securing a 2-0 victory with goals from Antony and Diogo Dalot and strengthening their position in the top-four spot in the table.

Currently, Man United is third in the English Premier League, with six points ahead of fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur with a game in hand. The team will also be facing Brighton & Hove Albion in the semi-finals of the FA Cup on Sunday, which marks a defining period in the campaign.

Manchester United Form (All Competitions): L W W D W

Squad Report

Sevilla

Sevilla will be playing without Gonzalo Montiel, who is suspended for the match due to the yellow card he received during the first leg at Old Trafford. 

Pape Gueye is also ineligible to play in the Europa League for the Spanish side. 

However, the home team has no injury concerns and is expected to field its strongest lineup for the match.

Manchester United

Bruno Fernandes will not be playing in the match due to his suspension following the yellow card he received in the first leg last week. Additionally, due to injuries, Donny van de Beek, Alejandro Garnacho, Tom Heaton, Martinez, and Varane are all out.

Manchester United has several fitness concerns as well. Marcus Rashford, Luke Shaw, Malacia, Scott McTominay, and Sabitzer are doubtful about the match. 

However, the situation will become clearer when the team’s squad is named on Wednesday.

Sevilla’s expected starting lineup:

Bounou; Navas, Nianzou, Marcao, Acuna; Fernando, Gudelj; Ocampos, Rakitic, O Torres; En-Nesyri

Manchester United’s expected starting lineup:

De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Lindelof, Shaw; Casemiro, Fred, Eriksen; Antony, Martial, Sancho

Head to Head

Sevilla has a solid record against Manchester United in their past encounters. 

The two teams have played against each other four times, with Sevilla winning two matches. The other two games ended in a draw.

Time, Date & Venue

Date: Thursday, April 20

Time: 07:00 pm, UTC

Venue: Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium, Seville

Prediction

Manchester United will be disappointed that they couldn’t capitalize on their chances in the first leg against Sevilla. However, they are fully aware that the job is not yet done and that they will face a tough test in the second leg in Spain.

Sevilla has been in impressive form recently, and they will be confident of their ability to get the job done on home soil. We expect them to put in a strong performance and secure a victory that will see them progress to the final four of the Europa League.

Sevilla 2 – 0 Manchester United (Sevilla win on a 4-2 aggregate)

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