Sevilla vs. Leicester City: Champions League Last 16 First Leg – Match Preview

Leicester City will be hoping the Champions League can reignite their season on Wednesday when they travel to face Sevilla.

Sevilla eased past Eibar on the weekend and remain third in La Liga following an excellent campaign thus far.

They qualified second behind Juventus in their Champions League group, losing at home to the Italians in the game that decided top spot.

Leicester City qualified top from their first ever Champions League group, winning four of their six fixtures.

Their embarrassing domestic campaign continued as they were eliminated 1-0 in the FA Cup by third tier Millwall, who played 40 minutes with 10 men!

Enhanced match odds

Leicester City to beat Sevilla: 25/1 with 888 Sport*

Champions League form: Sevilla W3 D1 L1; Leicester W3 D1 L1
Champions League top scorers
Sevilla – Wissam Ben Yaddar 2 goals
Leicester – Riyad Mahrez 4 goals

Team news
Vicente Iborra was suspended for Sevilla’s 2-0 win over Eibar at the weekend but is available to return here.

Leicester are likely to continue with their favoured 4-4-2 formation, with Islam Slimani partnering Jamie Vardy up front.

Expected starting XI’s
Sevilla (4-2-3-1): Rico; Mariano, Lenglet, Rami, Escudero; Iborra, N’Zonzi; Vazquez, Nasri, Vitolo; Jovetic
Leicester City (4-4-2): Schmeichel; Simpson, Morgan, Huth, Fuchs; Mahrez, Ndidi, Drinkwater, Albrighton; Slimani, Vardy

Predictions

Result: Sevilla (2/5 with Bet 365)

Correct Score: 3-0 (9/1 with Paddy Power)

Anytime Goalscorer: Samir Nasri (12/5 with Paddy Power)

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