Sevilla vs Lille Predictions & Match Preview

Sevilla vs Lille

Sevilla vs Lille predictions and match preview for Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League fixture. Read on for the head-to-head, team news and predicted lineups ahead of a key game for Julen Lopetegui’s side in this tight group.

DateTuesday 2nd November 2021
Kick-Off21:00 (local time)
StadiumRamon Sanchez-Pizjuan
CompetitionUEFA Champions League Group Stage

Sevilla vs Lille Preview


Sevilla stadium

We reached the midway point in Group G in the Champions League with all four teams still firmly in contention for qualification. 4 of the 6 games so far have ended level meaning any victories in this group could prove decisive and that’s certainly what Sevilla will be aiming for here.

It’s played three, drawn three so far for Sevilla. After the drama of their opening game against Salzburg where they conceded three penalties and were reduced to ten men but still managed to come away with a point, Julen Lopetegui’s side have been somewhat cautious. They will be relatively content though following away draws against Salzburg and Lille.

It was goalless when these sides met in France a fortnight ago but Sevilla know that they need to step it up with back-to-back home games key in determining who progresses from Group G. They will definitely qualify if they win them both and the Andalusians would certainly rather avoid ending up in a situation where they need a result away to group leaders Salzburg in their final match.

Sevilla have a 100% home record in LaLiga this season so they should take confidence into this game. They beat Osasuna 2-0 at the weekend with Diego Carlos and Lucas Ocampos on target. That match also saw striker Youssef En-Nesyri fit enough to feature off the bench and his presence will be a big boost here.

As for Lille, they come into this game following a key league match against PSG. They put in one of their stronger showings of what has been a difficult season, and led 1-0 heading into the final 20 minutes thanks to Jonathan David’s goal. However PSG fought back to win 2-1 late on and the Parisians are now 16 points above a Lille side which surprisingly won the French title last season.

The pressure is building on Jocelyn Gourvennec who inherited the difficult task of trying to emulate last season’s extraordinary achievement when he took over in the summer. His side have only managed one goal so far in the Champions League and that came in defeat in Salzburg. Goalless home draws against Wolfsburg and Sevilla leave them as the outsiders to progress from this group although a surprise win in Andalusia could change everything.

Head to Head

  • The sides drew 0-0 in France a fortnight ago.
  • The previous meeting came in the UEFA Cup knockout stage in 2006.
  • Sevilla lost 1-0 in France but won the tie thanks to a 2-0 2nd Leg win at the RSP.
  • Sevilla also lost 1-0 in Lille in 2004 in the same competition, the only other meeting this century.

Team News

Youssef En-Nesyri could return to the starting XI following injury. Papu Gomez and Thomas Delaney are still doubts.

Leo Jardim and Sven Botman are Lille’s most notable injury absentees.

Possible Lineups


Sevilla vs Lille Predictions


Score Prediction: Sevilla 2-0 Lille

Sevilla have been a bit tentative in this group since that wild First Half against Salzburg, unwilling to take many risks. These two home games though are the ones that Julen Lopetegui would really have been targeting and with some important players getting back to fitness, you fancy they will be too strong for Lille on the night.


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Mark is a freelance writer based in Madrid, writing mostly about Spanish football. His work has been published by the likes of Guardian Sport & World Soccer. Contact: marksochon (at) hotmail.co.uk

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