Champions League Picks: Sevilla a Tough Test for Man. City, Play Game to Draw at +315

Steven Suarez

Monday, October 19, 2015 2:28 PM GMT

Manchester City will play host to Sevilla in Champions League action on Wednesday, with the soccer odds squarely in City's favor. Who should we take as our soccer pick?

Odds Overview
Yes, the Citizens are favored for this week's European showdown, but the soccer odds aren't exactly as lopsided as some may have envisioned. The hosts are at -150 or so to win outright, with a Sevilla victory priced at anywhere from +425 to +450 and a draw quoted at +315.

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Manchester City
Having scored 11 goals over their last two matches, the Citizens have to be feeling confident, even without their star striker Sergio Aguero healthy and available. They've thumped Newcastle 6-1 and Bournemouth 5-1 in their two most recent league matches, although it should be noted Aguero accounted for five of those goals in the win over the Magpies.

The Argentinean, however, then went on to tear his hamstring while away on international duty, a big blow for City. The Citizens could really stand to benefit from being at full strength, considering they're in one of the most competitive UCL groups out there. A win this week would be huge.

 

Sevilla
The Sevillistas haven't enjoyed the most successful of league campaigns so far, as they're middling away in 12th place with only nine points earned through eight matches.

That doesn't mean you should count them out, however, as we saw when Sevilla topped none other than Barcelona 2-1 just under a few weeks ago. In their first two UCL group stage matches, the Sevillistas topped Borussia Monchengladbach 3-0 before losing 2-0 away to Juventus.

 

Champions League Pick
Many will be drawn into selecting the Citizens at what they see as a fair price, but we're not going to overreact to their recent win at home over a much less talented Bournemouth team that was just promoted to the top flight. Sevilla will provide a much stiffer test here, there's no doubt about it.

It wasn't long ago that we saw the Spanish outfit overcome Barcelona at home, and that in and of itself gives us a lot of confidence in their chances of getting at least a point against the Aguero-less Citizens. We are making our soccer pick on the draw.

Predicted Final Score: Manchester City 1 Sevilla 1  

UCL Soccer Pick: Draw +315 at Bovada

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