Sevilla vs Chelsea Prediction, 12/2/2020 Champions League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sevilla vs Chelsea
Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Location: Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in Seville, Spain
TV: CBS All Access
Odds/Point Spread: Sevilla (+125) Chelsea (+185)
Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan is the venue where Ivan Rakitic and Sevilla (3-1-0 in Champions League) will play Chelsea (3-1-0 in Champions League) on Wednesday. The men protecting the net will be Tomas Vaclik for Sevilla and Edouard Mendy for Chelsea. Chelsea are at at +185 while Sevilla are at +125. The total opens at 2.5.
Sevilla stepped onto the pitch against Huesca in their last match and took home the win by a score of 1 - 0. Sevilla attempted 12 dribbles in this match and completed 7 of those dribbles for a percentage of 58.3%. In the passing game, they earned a 88.1% passes received percentage by connecting on 524 out of their 595 pass attempts last match. Regarding shot accuracy, Sevilla walked away from the pitch at a 25.0% clip by landing 4 SoT of 16 shots. Sevilla averages 1.33 goals per 90 min (12 goals in total) and have accounted for 9 assists in all games for this campaign.
Ivan Rakitic is a player who should be able to impact this match for Sevilla. He has 73 assists while earning 58 yellow card cautions so far in his career. Rakitic has been a starter in 363 matchups so far in his career and he accounts for 0.21 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder hailing from Croatia has earned 74 goals in 32,319 minutes. Someone else who should impact this match is Luuk de Jong, the forward who is from Switzerland. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 59 times in his pro soccer career while he has scored 148 total goals. Jong has been on the field for 25,120 minutes during 281 career starting assignments and has been handed a total of 24 yellow cards. He scores 0.53 G/90 so far in his career.
The man protecting the net for Sevilla is Tomas Vaclik. Vaclik has defended the goal for 25,830 mins and is sitting with 783 stops during his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 0.90 (257 total goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of .762. The goalkeeper representing Sevilla has had 1,032 shots sent his way in 288 starting assignments. Vaclik (174-59-55 mark during his career) has tallied 102 clean sheets, which gives him a 35.4% shutout rate.
When they last played, Chelsea were able to avoid a loss with a score of 0 - 0 against Tottenham. They wrapped up this contest by converting 607 of the 681 passes they tried for a percentage of 89.1%. Chelsea finished the match with a 58.3% successful dribble rate by converting 7 out of the 12 dribbles they tried. Chelsea had 3 shots on goal out of the team's 13 shots tried earning them a 23.1% clip when they last took the field. Having earned a total of 21 goals and 15 assists In all their contests, Chelsea averages 2.10 goals and 1.50 assists per 90 minutes.
Tammy Abraham will need to be on top of his game for Chelsea. He scores 0.58 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 123 matches so far in his pro soccer career. The forward representing England has totaled 11,095 mins and has scored 71 goals. He has 8 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 11 times. Make sure to watch out for Timo Werner, the forward representing for Chelsea. He has scored 96 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 38 times. Werner has earned himself a total of 12 yellow cards in 16,491 mins (187 career starts). His goals per 90 min average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.52.
Edouard Mendy will be residing in front of the goal for Chelsea. So far in his career, Mendy has allowed 94 goals while tallying 286 saves in 110 starting assignments. He has conceded 0.85 goals per 90 minutes while holding a record of 33-27-17. He has earned a save percentage of .782 and his clean sheet rate sits at 43.6%. Mendy has totaled 48 clean sheets while seeing 367 shots tried against him in 9,913 career mins.
Who will win tonight's Champions League game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chelsea (+185)
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