Sevilla vs Manchester United
Time – India: 12:30 AM (Monday), UK: 20:00 PM (Sunday)
Venue – RheinEnergieSTADION (Cologne)
Manchester United will lock horns with Sevilla in the first semi-final of this season’s Europa League on Sunday at the RheinEnergieSTADION in Cologne on Sunday night.
The Premier League giants beat Danish outfit FC Copenhagen 1-0 in extra time with a Bruno Fernandes penalty getting them into the last four of the Europa League. They will be looking to book their place in the Europa League final for the second time since 2017 when they won the tournament under Jose Mourinho.
Sevilla also secured a hard-fought close victory over Premier League opponents in Wolves in the quarter-final with Lucas Ocampos scoring the late winner. They have won the Europa League each time they made it to the semi-finals of the competition.
Sevilla vs Manchester United: Road to the semi-finals
Sevilla – Round of 32 to the Quarter-Finals
20th February: CFR Cluj 1-1 Sevilla
27th February: Sevilla 0-0 CFR Cluj
6th August: Sevilla 2-0 Roma
11th August: Wolves 0-1 Sevilla
Manchester United – Round of 32 to the Quarter-Finals
20th February: Club Brugge 1-1 Manchester United
27th February: Manchester United 5-0 Club Brugge
12th March: LASK 0-5 Manchester United
5th August: Manchester United 2-1 LASK
10th August: Manchester United 1-0 FC Copenhagen
Sevilla vs Manchester United: Head-to-Head record
Total played: 2
Manchester United won: 0
Sevilla won: 1
Manchester United and Sevilla were only drawn once in European competition when they faced each other in a Champions League last 16 tie in 2018.
The Red Devils are still carrying scars from that tie when they were absolutely dominated by Sevilla over two legs. They somehow escape with a 0-0 draw from Sevilla despite conceding 22 attempts on their goal but suffered an abject 2-1 surrender at Old Trafford to lose the tie.
Sevilla vs Manchester United: Recent form
Sevilla recent form (in all competitions): W-L-W-W-W
Manchester United recent form (in all competitions): L-D-W-W-W
Sevilla vs Manchester United: Team news
Julen Lopetegui’s Sevilla are unbeaten since February and there is no fresh news about injuries or players being doubtful for the game on Sunday.
The Red Devils will be without the services of Luke Shaw, Axel Tuanzebe and Phil Jones. The trio are all nursing injuries and have not travelled with the squad to German for the Europa League. It also remains to be seen whether Tahith Chong gets involved given the speculation over his future and a possible loan move to Werder Bremen.
Injuries: Luke Shaw, Axel Tuanzebe and Phil Jones
Sevilla vs Manchester United: Predicted XI
Sevilla predicted XI (4-3-3): Navas, Kounde, Carlos, Reguilon, Jordan, Fernando, Banega, Suso, Ocampos, En-Nesryi
Manchester United predicted XI (4-2-3-1): De Gea, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Williams, Matic, Pogba, Fernandes, Rashford, Martial, Greenwood.
Sevilla vs Manchester United: Where to watch
India: Sony Ten 2/Sony Ten 2 HD
UK: BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate
Manchester United vs Sevilla: Live stream details
India: SonyLiv App
UK: BT Sport App
Sevilla vs Manchester United: Prediction
Manchester United managed to find the breakthrough against FC Copenhagen in extra time after creating a plethora of chances but they need to be more efficient in front of goal against Sevilla.
Sevilla are a seasoned European side and have the knowhow for this stage of the competition. They will put pressure on the Manchester United defence and the Spaniards do like to dominate the ball.
Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic will have to provide the control the Red Devils need in the middle of the park.
Both sides have kept clean sheets in 70 percent of their European games this season. Manchester United have lost just once since January and Sevilla are unbeaten since February.
Sevilla vs Manchester United predicted scoreline: 2-1