UCL Preview: Sevilla vs RB Salzburg – key stats, H2H, line-ups, prediction

Youssef En-Nesyri of Sevilla

Sevilla will host Austrian champions RB Salzburg in their first game of the Champions League this season.

Stadium: Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan

Key Statistics

  • This will be the third meeting between Sevilla and Salzburg in the Champions League, with the former one winning both the previous games.
  • Salzburg’s away record leaves a lot to be desired as they have won only one of their nine games away from home in the Champions League.
  • Sevilla have lost only three of their last 21 opening matches in the UCL.

Head to Head (H2H)

Sevilla were on the winning end in their previous two meetings against Salzburg in the Champions League.

Recent Performances (starting from recent)

Sevilla – D W W D D W (Goals for 8, Goals against 4)

RB Salzburg – W W W W W (Goals for 12, Goals against 4)


The winners of the 2019/20 Europa League have kickstarted their new season with a bang, winning twice and drawing once in La Liga so far.

Julen Lopetegui has done a tremendous amount of work since taking charge, making Sevilla a regular top-four contender.

From Youssef En Nesyri in the attack to Jules Kounde in the defence, Sevilla boast a talented squad in Europe.

Erik Lamela, who completed his transfer from Spurs in the summer, has been influential for Sevilla as he scored an injury-time winner against Getafe.

Possible line-ups

Yassine Bounou (GK); Marcos Acuna, Diego Carlos, Jules Kounde, Jesus Navas; Fernando, Juan Jordan; Erik Lamela, Papu Gomez, Suso, Youssef En Nesyri.


Salzburg have been impeccable in the Austrian Bundesliga this season, winning all of their seven games so far.

Karim Adeyemi is turning the heads of many with his impressive goal-scoring run for Salzburg. The 19-year-old German striker has racked up 6 goals so far and is currently leading the scoring charts.

Salzburg will now look to translate their stellar form in the league to the UCL and they await a big test against Sevilla on Tuesday.

Possible line-ups

Philipp Kohn; Rasmus Nissen Kristensen, Oumar Solet, Maximilian Wober, Andreas Ulmer; Mohamed Camara, Nicolas Capaldo, Nicolas Seiwald; Brenden Aaronson; Chukwubuike Adamu, Karim Adeyemi


Sevilla win : Draw : RB Salzburg win :: 60% : 21% : 19%


Sevilla 2 – 0 Salzburg