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One of the best Spanish teams, in the league and in Europe, a lot of Sevilla’s recent success can be attributed to coach Julen Lopetegui. After taking Spain to the 2018 World Cup, he was dismissed before a ball was kicked, as it transpired he’d already accepted an offer to become the new coach of Real Madrid.

His time in Madrid was short-lived and now he seems to have found his home at Sevilla, having led them to their highest ever La Liga points total in his first season in charge.
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Sevilla FC: Tactics, Principles

Lopetegui favours a very structured approach, with quick transitions within a 4-2-3-1 or 4-3-3 formation. The back four keep a solid shape, with full backs – including club captain Jesús Návas – who prioritise defence over attack. The two central defenders, Diego Carlos and the supremely talented Jules Koundé, are key to Sevilla’s brand of possession football. Both are comfortable receiving the ball under pressure. Koundé, in particular, has impressed over the last two seasons, drawing interest from the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United.

In midfield, they have found a good balance of styles, with Croatian Ivan Rakitić bringing the finesse, Catalan Joan Jordán bringing the power and Brazilian Fernando bringing experience. All three are excellent on the ball and work extremely hard for the team.

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Further forward, Eric Lamela, who joined from Spurs, has impressed with a level of consistency and fluidity that the mercurial Argentine struggled to produce in the Premier League. Meanwhile, Powerful striker Rafa Mir, signed from Wolves, is showing exactly why Julen Lopetegui signed him.

Sevilla FC: LA Liga PREDICTIONS & What to Expect

Sevilla are used to hovering just outside the top 3 in La Liga. They finished 4th last season and the season before that, so don’t be surprised if that’s where they’re placed come the end of the season.

We know Sevilla possess a lot of quality and, with their possession brand of football and high-structured approach, they will dominate most games in La Liga. This is how Lopetegui led them to their highest ever points total in his season in charge. It still wasn’t enough to break them into the top 3, however. This season, if they are going to finish higher than 4th, there are two key factors that will come into play.

Firstly, they need to keep hold of defender Jules Koundé. Premier League clubs, including Chelsea and Manchester United, could make an offer to tempt the Frenchman away. He is key to their defensive solidity and Sevilla must hold onto him.

Secondly, while Sevilla have always been well organised and hard to break down, they aren’t the most ruthless team at the other end of the pitch. They will need to find a way to score more goals if they are to break into the top 3 or maybe even win La Liga. Rafa Mir has lots of potential, but will need to develop an understanding with the likes of Lamela and Lucas Ocampos. (Click to read our latest La Liga betting tips and predictions for today and tomorrow).

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Betway are currently offering 16/1 odds on Sevilla to win La Liga.

Sevilla FC: UEFA Champions League PREDICTIONS & What to Expect

Having built a reputation as Europa League specialists (4-time winners in 7 years), Sevilla are looking to make the step up and advance to the latter stages of the Champions League this season.

They have struggled in Europe’s top competition over the years and often find themselves slipping into the Europa League. This year, they’ll have to take more sides to the sword, with a more brutally efficient attack to complement their defensive solidity. (Click to read our latest UEFA Champions League betting tips and predictions for this week)

Bet 365 are offering a tempting 150/1 for Sevilla to lift the Champions League trophy.

Sevilla FC: Copa del Rey PREDICTIONS & What to Expect

The Andalusians last won the Copa del Rey back in the 09/10 season. Two finals appearances in the last 10 years ended with defeats to Barcelona, with a semi final appearance last season also ending in defeat to Barça.

Still, Sevilla are growing in confidence under Lopetegui, with a deeper squad that is sure to improve as the season progresses. So, expect them to progress to at least the quarter final stage.

Bet 365 are offering odds of 10/1 on Sevilla to win the Copa del Rey this season.

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