Sevilla vs. Man Utd Betting Tips: Maguire to pick up a card in Andalusia
Manchester United travel to Spain to take on Sevilla in the second leg of their Europa League quarter-final on Thursday evening. After a 2-2 draw at Old Trafford seven days ago, we’ve provided you with our best bets for the game, including a stats based special from the fouls market.
A double from Marcel Sabitzer gave Erik ten Hag’s side a two goal lead at half-time in the first leg, only for United to concede two late own goals courtesy of Harry Maguire and Tyrell Malacia. After a yellow card in that game, Bruno Fernandes will miss the second leg in Seville. Lisandro Martinez, Raphael Varane are out injured, while Marcus Rashford, Luke Shaw and Scott McTominay are all a doubt.
The only way that Sevilla could potentially be playing European football next season is if they win this competition. After a shocking campaign in La Liga, the Andalusian club are 16th points off fourth. Things have picked up in recent weeks for Jose Luis Mendilibar’s side with two wins and two draws in their last four matches, including a 2-0 away win at Valencia on Sunday.
Sevilla vs Manchester United Tips
The first of two selections from stadium Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan is for both sides to give away at least one foul in the first ten minutes of the match. This is available on both Paddy Power and Betfair betting sites and can be found in the ‘Stats Specials’ section priced at 10/11.
Second legs of European knockout ties can often lead to higher volumes of cards being brandished than usual, and I feel the same applies with the fouls. In the game between these two last week both teams gave away a foul inside the first ten and I expect a repeat on Thursday.
Paddy Power have had this selection priced at around 8/11 for the four Champions League quarter-final second legs this week and I really think this should be the same for United’s trip to Spain, giving value to the 10/11 on show.
Portuguese official Artur Soares Dias will be the man in the middle for this game, and taking a look back at his record in European matches, he has given out a healthy four reds and 32 yellows across his last seven that he has taken charge of.
With this in mind, we’ve picked out two players to be carded with the first of those being Harry Maguire. Set to start at the centre of defence for the visitor in the absence of Raphael Varane, Maguire is one of the best in our eyes when it comes to card collecting.
18 yellows across his last two full league campaigns and a further four in just 669 minutes of league football this term, Maguire has also been booked twice in the league cup this season and after a card on Sunday at Forest, we like the look of another for him here.
Paired with Maguire will be Marcos Acuna. No player has collected more cards in La Liga for Sevila this season than World Cup winner Acuna. The 31-year-old has seven yellows and two reds to his name domestically and was also booked against United last week at Old Trafford. With cards wiped after the quarter-finals, there is no worry here about him being reluctant to give away as he would not miss the semi final-first leg.