Manchester City vs SevillaUEFA Super Cup, KO: 20:00 Aug 16, 2023, Karaiskakis Stadium
MANCHESTER CITY were crowned champions of Europe for the first time in their history and they have a chance to lift the European Super Cup for the first time too when they face Sevilla in Athens this week.
Pep Guardiola's side started their new Premier League season with a second gear stroll at Burnley when they cruised to a comfortable win. It was ominously easy for the champions.
They face the Europa League masters Seviilla, who clinched a quite remarkable record seventh success in the summer against Roma.
It really is an incredible achievement when you consider that since Sevilla first lifted the trophy in 2006, they have never finished higher than third in La Liga and they've only managed that twice.
Last season, they languished in 12th and still won it!
However, the Super Cup has become something of a hoodoo to them. They won it in their first final…and have now lost the last five finals they have been in.
José Luis Mendilibar's side started their new league season with an extremely disappointing 2-1 home loss to Valencia. His two main summer additions have been Loïc Bade from Rennes and Djibril Sow from Eintracht Frankfurt for a combined tally of £20 million.
How the bookies view it
Recent head to heads
The sides have met four times – all in the Champions League, including last season – and Manchester City have won all four games.
Players to watch
All eyes as usual will be on Erling Haaland after his double in Lancashire on Friday night, but there could be value in Spanish playmaker Rodri who also scored and is a chunky 8/1 with bet 365 to score anytime.
Moroccan hitman Youssef En-Nesyri has 36 goals in just 63 La Liga appearances and netted at the weekend too at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. He is 3/1 to score anytime with UniBet.
Anything else catch the eye?
Pep Guardiola has won this trophy twice with Barcelona and once with Bayern Munich so he will be relishing the chance to win it with a third different club and this is a golden opportunity.
The only slight concern for City backers would be the fact they are playing Newcastle United on Saturday, but it's hard to believe they won't play a full strength team here.
City should have far too much for a limited Sevilla side, even accounting for their remarkable record in cup competitions.
The English champions do take chances though and a better team than Burnley would have exploited that, therefore it's far from impossible Sevilla could score in what should be an entertaining clash.
Man City got off to a flyer at Turf Moor and they can win this half time and full time at 11/10 with Coral.
This UEFA Super Cup match between Manchester City and Sevilla will be played on Aug 16, 2023 and kick off at 20:00. Check below for our tipsters best Manchester City vs Sevilla prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.