Sevilla vs Bayern Munich – Champions League Quarter Final – 3/4/18
Date: April 3rd
When we reach this stage of the Champions League it’s rare to see the away side garner so much of the backing, but that exactly what we have as Sevilla host Bayern Munich. Sitting in a modest sixth place in La Liga, Sevilla could be easily overlooked in this tie, however a closer look at their form shows a win and a draw against Manchester United and most recently, a 2 – 2 draw at home to Barcelona. For Sevilla, qualification for the Champions League next season looks all but gone on the domestic front, so the tall task of winning the competition this season seems their only hope.
For Bayern Munich, its business as usual as they stroll through Europe and the Bundesliga with the German precision that we have been accustomed to. With an almost unassailable 17 point domestic league and having scored 20 goals in their last five games, it would take an act of bravery or devotion to bet against them in this tie.
Wissam Ben Yedder is Sevilla’s most likely scorer having netted 17 times for Los Rojiblancos this season, whilst for Bayern it would be hard to look past Robert Lewandowski who has 35 in all competitions.
Sevilla vs Bayern in Facts and Figures
- Remarkably, this is the first competitive meeting between Sevilla and Bayern.
- Bayern have only lost once in their last 24 matches in all competitions.
- Although they are 6th in La Liga, Sevilla are closer to Alavés in 16th than they are to Valencia in 4th.
- The Italian match official, Daniele Orsato, has shown 34 yellow cards in his last 10 games, but no reds.