Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Sevilla will be looking to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Rennes when they welcome Krasnodar at their Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on Wednesday evening. Los Sevillanos totally outplayed the Ligue 1 outfit in round 2, with the team creating a number of clear-cut chances to score. The La Liga side aim to overtake Chelsea in top position in the standings, and they are likely to go all guns blazing at Krasnodar.
Since Julen Lopetegui can count on key players for Wednesday’s clash, it is no surprise bookies see Sevilla as hot favourites. The Russians, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 4-0 loss to Chelsea, and they are unlikely to spoil Sevilla’s party at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. The lack of experience in the Champions League seems to be Krasnodar’s biggest problem, and, taking everything into account, anything but a routine home win would be a major surprise.
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