Manchester City vs Sevilla: UEFA Super Cup 2023 Preview

Manchester City vs Sevilla Preview Uefa Super Cup | Setanta Sports

The highly anticipated UEFA Super Cup clash between Manchester City and Sevilla is set to take place at the Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus on Wednesday.

As both teams vie for their first European trophy of the season, anticipation is high, and fans are eager to see who will come out on top.

Favourites – Manchester City

Manchester City, the reigning UEFA Champions League winners, enter this match as overwhelming favorites. The Opta supercomputer gives them an impressive 68.8% probability of success, highlighting their strength as they seek to secure their fourth piece of silverware this year.

Erling Haaland’s Dominance

One player to watch out for in this match is Erling Haaland. The striker has an exceptional record against Sevilla, having scored twice in each of his three previous meetings with the Spanish side. His incredible form against Sevilla only adds to Manchester City’s confidence going into this clash.

Sevilla’s Mixed Record

Sevilla, who clinched the UEFA Europa League trophy in May, have had a challenging history in the Super Cup.

They have lost five successive Super Cup matches leading up to this encounter, which certainly puts them on the back foot. However, their recent upset victories in the Europa League demonstrate their capability to surprise their opponents.

Manchester City vs Sevilla – Head-to-Head Encounters

Previous meetings between Manchester City and Sevilla heavily favour the English side. In their last encounter during the Champions League group stage last season, Manchester City convincingly defeated Sevilla 4-0 away and 3-1 at home.

Their dominant performance and aggregate score of 12-3 across the four previous meetings provide them with a psychological advantage.

Sevilla’s Struggles Against English Clubs

Sevilla’s track record against English clubs in European competitions is less impressive. While they did defeat Manchester United 3-0 in their most recent encounter earlier this year, they have lost four out of their last seven matches against English opponents.

This stat raises doubts about Sevilla’s ability to challenge Manchester City in this UEFA Super Cup clash.

The Super Cup Curse

Sevilla’s history in the Super Cup does not work in their favour. Despite a win against Barcelona in their first appearance back in 2006, they have since lost five consecutive Super Cups (in 2007, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2020).

Additionally, the previous ten Super Cup editions have been won by the Champions League winners of the previous campaign, further emphasizing the challenge Sevilla faces.

Manchester City vs Sevilla – Well Known Connections

Some notable players who have played for both teams include Jesus Navas, Fernando, Alvaro Negredo, Samir Nasri, and Stevan Jovetic. Sevilla’s current squad includes two former Manchester City players, namely Fernando and Jesus Navas, who is now Sevilla’s captain.

In this direction can be mentioned the names like Nolito, Karim Rekik, Denis Suarez, Marcos Lopez and Enzo Maresca.

Where to Watch Manchester City vs Sevilla

You can watch the Uefa Super Cup 2023 match on setantasports.com in Georgia and Moldova. The game will be played at the Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus, Greece at 23:00 Georgian time and at 22:00 for Moldova spectators.

About The Author
Irakli Imedadze
Irakli Imedadze
I'm a sports writer and football commentator at Setanta Sports with five years of experience. The view, moreover, axiom that sport is more than just physical activity or something like that involves me from head to toe in this industry and becomes an inseparable part of my life. I'm a specialist in international affairs, with a concentration in the middle east. In my opinion, that knowledge of orientalism helps me to orientate well in sports also.

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