Manchester United Starting XI Prediction vs Sevilla (UEL Semifinal)


The last time Manchester United met Sevilla, it was certainly not a result the Red Devils would like to repeat. It was in the 2017-18 UEFA Champions League, a round of 16 tie. The two sides battled to a 0-0 draw in February, with Sevilla winning the second leg, 2-1, the following month.

Jose Mourinho, known as a defense-first manager by nature, was heavily criticized by much of the United base for playing too pragmatic. With Louis van Gaal being Mourinho’s predecessor, the base really had had enough of football played with a less than entertaining approach at that point.


If you’re looking to do some casino sports betting right now, you might want to wager on this specific match. You’ll see the odds are slightly in United’s favor as they are typically backed at about 29/20, while Sevilla is usually priced around 15/8. A draw could be had for 9/4. The odds to win UEL tournament look like this: United +190, and Sevilla +280.

And for what it’s worth, we expect current United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, nicknamed the “baby faced assassin” during his playing days, to really get after it and press forward on Sunday night. Or at least as much as he can with a very fatigued side. Let’s take a look at what kind of team he might put out there on the weekend, as he continues the quest for his first trophy as manager.

Manchester United Starting XI Prediction vs Sevilla (UEL Semifinal)

Romero; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Williams; Pogba, Matic; Greenwood, Fernandes, Rashford; Martial

Manchester United vs Sevilla UEL Semifinal FYIs

Kickoff: Sunday Aug 16, 8pm, RheinEnergie Stadion, Cologne, Germany

MUFC Team News: go to this link

TV, Stream: BT Sport, BT Sport Extra

Prediction: United 1, Sevilla 0 

Lopetegui’s side are on a 19-game unbeaten run in all competitions, which is a club record, but all streaks have to end some time.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports, which is partnered with News NowBanks, the author of “No, I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry,” regularly contributes to WGN TVSports IllustratedChicago Now and SB Nation.

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