Sevilla host Manchester City in the fourth group game of the Champions League on Tuesday, 3 November at the Estadio Ramon. The Citizens are currently second in their group with six points but a loss here could complicate their chances of making way into the knockout stages.
Where to Watch Live
Kick-off is set for 7.45pm GMT. Live coverage of the game will be on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport 2 HD.
Sevilla will be looking to exact revenge for their 2-1 defeat at the hands of City at the Etihad in October but manager Unai Emery will be quietly pleased with his team's performance in that outing. The Europa League Champions were on the verge of claiming a point but Kevin de Bruyne's heroics in the last minute poured cold water over their ambitions.
The Spaniards responded to that defeat by winning 5-0 against Getafe in the La Liga, but were undone 2-1 by Villareal in their last game away from home. However, they will be buoyed by City's record away from home against the Spanish opposition, having lost in each of their last three encounters on Spanish soil. A loss here would be fatal to their chances of qualification into the knockouts, with Juventus currently on seven points and looking unlikely to drop any more points going into the latter stages.
Meanwhile, the Citizens come into the game on the back of a scrappy 2-1 win over Norwich City at the Etihad where they were drawing 1-1 for the major part of the fixture, only for Yaya Toure to score a penalty in the final minutes to secure three crucial points. The win left them level on points with Arsenal at the top but ahead on goal difference.
A win here will take them to nine points and all but secure their position in the knockouts. However, a loss will complicate this situation, especially with an away fixture against Juventus on the horizon.
What Managers Say
Unai Emery: "We know here in our home stadium we have a great ability to play against the best teams. We need to make the most of that. We need to give them [City] a feel of how difficult it is to come here and play against us. Away from home we have found it difficult to find our feet but at home hopefully we can ask questions of Manchester City. We are concerned and focused but worried is too strong a word. We know what we have to do in terms of getting a result. We know they are going to pose a great threat to us. They are a team that are very well drilled."
Manuel Pellegrini: "I think it's very important for the team to try to win because, depending on what happens in the other game, we could be in the next stage," he told a pre-match media conference. "It's a benefit to qualify as soon as you can – it's not easy to do it two games before the end. If we do it, in the same way you must qualify, you must fight to qualify in first place. This team is not prepared to try to draw – we won't start the game and think it's a good point. If you start thinking a draw is a good result, you'll normally lose."
- Sevilla Win: 9/5
- Draw: 13/5
- Manchester City: 11/7
Possible XI: Rico; Tremoulinas, Kolodziejczak, Rami, Coke; Krychowiak, N'Zonzi; Krohn-Dehli, Banega, Vitolo; Immobile
Possible XI: Hart; Kolarov, Kompany, Otamendi, Sagna; Toure, Fernandinho; Bruyne, Sterling, Navas; Bony