The wait is almost over for the Champions League action on Tuesday as FC Krasnodar meet Sevilla.
View all of the FC Krasnodar v Sevilla predictions, poll and stats below - as well as up-to-date odds.
FC Krasnodar will want to continue from where they left off last time out with the 1-0 Premier League triumph vs Tambov.
The only scorer from FC Krasnodar was Rémy Cabella (17').
Matches featuring FC Krasnodar have tended to be absorbing ones lately with plenty of scoring expected. Over their past half dozen games, a grand total of 20 goals have been recorded for both sides combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 5 of these being chalked up by Byki. It will be interesting to see if that trend will end up being continued on into this next match.
Sevilla will go into this match following a 4-2 La Liga win with the defeat of Celta Vigo in their last game.
In that game, Sevilla had 57% possession and 15 shots on goal with 10 of them on target. For Sevilla, the scorers were Jules Koundé (5'), Youssef En-Nesyri (45'), Escudero (85') and Munir El Haddadi (87'). At the other end, Celta de Vigo had 10 shots on goal with 7 on target. Iago Aspas (10') and Nolito (36') scored for Celta Vigo.
Julen Lopetegui's Sevilla have managed to stick the ball in the net 10 times throughout their latest sextet of matches. The overall goals that have been scored against them during that same period comes to 7.
Head to head
The previous league meeting featuring these sides was Champions League match day 3 on 04/11/2020 when it finished Sevilla 3-2 FC Krasnodar.
In that match, Sevilla had 63% possession and 22 shots on goal with 11 of them on target. The scorers were Ivan Rakitić (42') and Youssef En-Nesyri (69', 72').
On the other side, FC Krasnodar had 11 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Magomed-Shapi Suleymanov (17') and Marcus Berg (21') scored.
The match was refereed by Felix Brych.
Team News: FC Krasnodar
FC Krasnodar boss Murad Musayev has a full complement, with no fitness worries whatsoever before this clash with a completely healthy squad to choose from.
Team News: Sevilla
Sevilla boss Julen Lopetegui has multiple availability issues to deal with. Suso (Muscular problems) and Oussama Idrissi (Knock) are not able to play. Jesús Navas is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
We feel that in this game, FC Krasnodar would be disappointed if they were not to breach the defence of this Sevilla outfit, but a single goal may not quite prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We therefore reckon that it will be a tight encounter finishing with a 1-2 victory for Sevilla when the full-time whistle blows. Let’s see what eventuates.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Krasnodar Stadium (35,074)
Captain: Alyaksandr Martynovich
Chairman: Sergey Galitsky
Manager: Murad Musayev
Competitions: Premier League position 10, Champions League (Group E), UEFA Qual (Play-Offs)
🔑 Star Player: Rémy Cabella
Mostly deployed in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Rémy Cabella was born in Ajaccio, France. After having made a senior debut playing for AC Arles Avignon in the 2010 - 2011 season, the gifted Midfielder has contributed 4 league goals in the Premier League 2020 - 2021 season to date from a total of 9 appearances.