class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>Having played out a goalless stalemate in the reverse encounter, Al Hain-Cole expects another tight match when Lopetegui's side welcome the Blues
Sevilla and Chelsea will compete for first place in Group E when they meet at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan for Wednesday’s Champions League clash.
The sides are both already through to the knockout stages after collecting 10 points from the first four games, with victory in this match enough to secure top spot in the group.
Sevilla vs Chelsea Latest Odds
Having lost just one of their last 11 matches in this competition, Julen Lopetegui’s men are priced at 7/4 (2.75) with bet365 to tie up first place with a win here.
However, the Blues have only lost once in 16 matches within 90 minutes this season and are slight 6/4 (2.50) to put themselves on top with an impressive away victory.
The sides shared a 0-0 draw in the reverse encounter at Stamford Bridge, and you can get odds of 12/5 (3.40) on them keeping things unresolved until the final group game with another stalemate.
Sevilla vs Chelsea Team News
Yassine Bounou and Carlos Fernandez are unavailable due to COVID-19 and Suso and Sergio Escudero are injured, although Jesus Navas is back following suspension.
The guests have a fully fit squad to choose from but may decide to offer the likes of Olivier Giroud a rare start following his match-winning cameo in last week’s victory over Rennes.
Sevilla vs Chelsea Preview
While the reverse encounter was Frank Lampard’s first goalless draw in 63 matches in charge, he has now seen three 0-0 stalemate in nine matches following Sunday’s game against Tottenham.
Another tight encounter seems likely considering the visitors have conceded just twice in nine fixtures coming into this clash, while their opponents boast the third-best defensive record in La Liga this season – letting in just eight goals in nine matches.
What’s more, Sevilla are particularly hard to break down in their own backyard, where they have conceded just seven times in 14 games in all competitions stretching back to last season.
Sevilla vs Chelsea Tips and Predictions
Having cancelled each other out once already this campaign, odds of 10/11 (1.91) seem very generous on Sevilla and Chelsea ensuring under 2.5 goals in another tight encounter here.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.