Sevilla vs Wolfsburg Predictions & Match Preview

Sevilla vs Wolfsburg

Sevilla vs Wolfsburg predictions and match preview for Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League fixture. Read on for the head-to-head, team news and predicted lineups as the Spanish side target three points for the first time in the group.

DateTuesday 23rd November 2021
Kick-Off21:00 (local time)
StadiumRamon Sanchez-Pizjuan
CompetitionUEFA Champions League Group Stage

Sevilla vs Wolfsburg Preview


Sevilla stadium

Sevilla head into a crucial Champions League home game against Wolfsburg in the knowledge that nothing short of three points will do. They sit bottom of a group they were favourites to win but it’s not too late to turn it all around and they will fancy their chances of picking up the win here.

Julen Lopetegui’s side started the campaign with three straight draws, not disastrous given two of their opening three games were away from home. However a 2-1 home defeat against Lille on MD4 was very damaging and further indication that Sevilla are still missing something at the highest level of football.

They’ve had a solid domestic campaign but put in another disappointing home display at the weekend. They needed a 92nd minute leveller from Ivan Rakitic to rescue a 2-2 draw against Alaves. Lopetegui clearly prioritised this match by resting a number of important players but he was made to pay with Sevilla putting in one of their least convincing defensive displays of the season.

Wolfsburg will have seen flaws in this Sevilla side that they will fancy their chances of exploiting. They themselves were the victims of a late Rakitic goal in the reverse meeting, a 1-1 draw in Germany. Sevilla had 70% possession in that game which is perhaps an indicator of how this match may pan out but the Germans have players capable of producing moments of quality in the final third.

They came from 2-0 down to draw at Arminia in the Bundesliga at the weekend. They are currently 6th in the German top flight having secured a return to the Champions League last season. They are 3rd in this group with a 2-1 home win over RB Salzburg three weeks ago giving them a renewed sense of belief and they’d probably be content with a point here to set themselves up for their final group game at home against Lille.

Head to Head

  • Sevilla and Wolfsburg drew 1-1 in Germany earlier in the group.
  • The clubs hadn’t previously met,.

Team News

Youssef En-Nesyri and Jesus Navas are missing for Sevilla, who also have doubts over Suso and Gonzalo Montiel.

William is injured for the visitors while  Koen Casteels has tested positive for Covid-19 and is out.

Possible Lineups


Sevilla vs Wolfsburg Predictions


Score Prediction: Sevilla 1-1 Wolfsburg

Sevilla have had a disappointing campaign in Europe and they have a couple of significant absentees here in the shape of Youssef En-Nesyri and Jesus Navas. In another season, you’d have backed the roar of the Sanchez-Pizjuan to inspire them on to a much needed victory but they haven’t looked convincing in recent games and Wolfsburg may have enough about them to leave with a point which would be very damaging for Sevilla’s chances of playing European football in the spring.


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About Mark Sochon 1538 Articles
Mark is a freelance writer based in Madrid. He has also lived in Seville and Barcelona and has written extensively about Spanish football. His work has been published by the likes of Guardian Sport & World Soccer.

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