Sevilla and Manchester United meet at Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Champions League (8th Finals). There is no recent record of direct confrontations between these two teams, who have not played any matches in the last 3 years. The last time they met was on 09-08-2013, in a match that ended with the final score: Manchester United (1-3) Sevilla. Particular attention is required for the home / away condition, since both teams present significantly different results at home and abroad.
The home team got access to this phase of the UEFA Champions League (8th Finals) after the 2nd place won in Group E, with a total of 9 points. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 2 draws and 7 losses in away matches, with 21 goals scored and 31 conceded; against 11 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss at their stadium, with 32 goals scored and 14 conceded. The team comes to this match after a win away with Las Palmas by (1-2). Sevilla won 2 and drew 2 of their last 4 home games for the UEFA Champions League.
For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 4 home matches. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 7 of the last 8 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 8 matches for this competition. In 8 matches in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 4 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Sevilla left for this game with a win over Las Palmas, 1-2, totaling in this way the third consecutive win in several competitions. It is important to remember that the locals finished in second place in Group E, with 9 points added. In this game against Manchester United, coach Vincenzo Montella must maintain his usual style of play, that is, it will benefit the defensive organization and counterattacks through the flanks. Pablo Sarabia is the great star of Sevilla, being the latter responsible for most of the offensive plays. On the other hand, Wissam Ben Yedder is the best marker of the home team, with 17 goals scored in several competitions. For this game the coach can not count on Corchia, Correa and Banega, players recovering from injury.
The visiting team reaches this stage of the UEFA Champions League (8th Finals) after having finished the group stage in the 1st position of Group A, with 15 points won. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 8 wins, 1 draw and 6 losses in away matches; against 12 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss at their stadium. In the last match that they disputed for the FA Cup, they beat Huddersfield Town by (0-2). In the last 10 away matches Manchester United has 6 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 5 of the last 6 matches for this competition. In 15 games, he never got the comeback in the 5 games in which he suffered the first goal. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 20 away matches for all competitions: they have suffered 7 of their 18 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).
The Manchester United part for this game with a victory in the field of Huddersfield, by 0-2, in a game that for the Cup of England. However, it is important to emphasize that the English have only two wins in the last four matches. Despite playing in a difficult terrain, coach José Mourinho must assume a very offensive strategy, with the lines advanced, looking in the best way to explore the defensive weaknesses of the opponent. Romelu Lukaku is the best finisher of Manchester United in all competitions, with 21 goals scored. For this game the coach can not count on Fellaini, Blind and Ander Herrera, all injured.
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