Arsenal vs SevillaUEFA Champions League, KO: 20:00 Nov 8, 2023, Emirates Stadium
ARSENAL will be aiming to take what would be a big step towards the knockout stage of the Champions League by earning another win against Sevilla at the Emirates on Wednesday night.
After slumping to 2-1 loss at Lens on matchday two, the Gunners got back up and running in Group B with a hard-fought 2-1 win against Sevilla a fortnight ago.
That success coupled with results elsewhere has propelled the capital club to the summit of the section and another win on Wednesday night would all but seal their place in the last-16.
Mikel Arteta will be demanding a response from his side this midweek following their narrow 1-0 defeat at Newcastle in the Premier League on Saturday.
As for third-placed Sevilla, they kicked-off their Champions League campaign with back-to-back draws against Lens and PSV before their aforementioned defeat to Arsenal last time out.
The Red and Whites are treading water in the middle of the La Liga right now and arrive in north London off the back of a 1-1 draw at Celta Vigo on Saturday night.
Arsenal are red-hot 3/10 with Bet 365 favourites as they bid to put the brakes on their two-game losing run.
Another stalemate involving draw-specialists Sevilla can be backed at 9/2 (William Hill) while Diego Alonso's guests are big outriders at 9/1 (Ladbrokes) to claim their maiden win in this season's competition.
Arsenal are a tad too skinny to side with at the above-mentioned price so I'll make use of the Bet Builder and merge Arsenal to Win, Under 5.5 Goals and Over 1.5 Sevilla cards at even-money (UniBet).
While Sevilla haven't been pulling up trees this season, they are a stubborn unit and that is evidenced by the fact that they have lost just one of their last seven matches in all competitions, which of course came against Wednesday night's opponents Arsenal.
Therefore, another tight affair between the pair could be in store, but as was the case in Andalusia, the Gunners' superior quality should eventually tell.
As such, I'm backing Mikel Arteta's men to claim another narrow victory against the Red and Whites on Wednesday night, but to round off the Bet Builder, I'll go with a minimum of two Sevilla cards.
Diego Alonso's guests have picked up two or more bookings in each of their three Group B outings thus far and I expect that trend to continue in the English capital given that this will be their toughest test of the pool stage.
What's more, the above-mentioned even-money combination clicked in the reverse fixture at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan a fortnight ago, and that only adds to the appeal of supporting the same formula at the Emirates at evens (UniBet).
Given that he has already clocked up three cautions in seven appearances for Sevilla this season, one player who looks worth considering for a card here is Sergio Ramos at 5/1 with UniBet.
That Spanish stalwart has been a master of the dark arts throughout his illustrious career and he looks overpriced to go into the book against the Gunners.
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