Champions League Group G is wide open going into matchday 6. All four teams in the group, Lille, Red Bull Salzburg, Sevilla, and Wolfsburg can qualify for the round of 16 on Wednesday night. Lille are in the driver’s seat with eight points from 15 available. Salzburg are second and just one point back of the French champions.

Red Bull Salzburg vs Sevilla Match Preview

Sevilla, on the other hand, are two points behind Lille and Wolfsburg are in last place with five points. Lille have qualified for the Europa League at the very least. Wolfsburg cannot qualify for the Europa League, but can still achieve Champions League knockout football.

The permutations for qualification to the knockout stage is the perfect backdrop to Red Bull Salzburg and Sevilla on Wednesday night in Austria. The home team were the class of Group G, but they have wavered in their last two group matches, losing to Wolfsburg and Lille.

Sevilla have underachieved in the Champions League. However, a matchday 5 win over Wolfsburg rescued hope of qualification. Wednesday’s match is a matter of win and you are in the next round.

Red Bull Salzburg vs Sevilla Betting Odds

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Red Bull Salzburg ended a three-match winless streak at the weekend with a 2-1 victory over Hartberg in the Bundesliga. Die Roten Bullen had hit a bumpy patch in the season, but the energy-drink fuelled club is still smashing it on the domestic front. A win against Sevilla would send Salzburg into the last 16 for the first time ever. No Austrian team has ever reached the last 16 of the competition.

Sevilla will be kicking themselves for failing to win any of their opening four Champions League matches. Three draws and a loss were the best Julen Lopetegui’s team could do. Sevilla’s domestic form has wavered and they are now eight points back of first-place Real Madrid. Lopetegui’s team will be focusing their energy on defeating Salzburg and reaching the next round.

A draw would only help Salzburg and it is possible that three teams in Group G finish on eight points apiece. Goal difference and head-to-head records would then come into play. Bookies’ best betting odds on a draw at full-time are at 5/2.

Red Bull Salzburg are at the best betting odds of 21/10 to win and reach the round of 16 for the first time. Sevilla’s best betting odds are at 27/20 to win.

Red Bull Salzburg vs Sevilla Team News

Red Bull Salzburg forward Noah Okafor recently suffered a hamstring injury. He will play no part in Wednesday’s crunch Champions League fixture. Benjamin Sesko and Junior Adamu are options to pair with in-demand striker Karim Adeyemi in attack.

Coach Matthias Jaissle will be without three defenders as Bernardo, Bryan Okoh, and Maximilian Wober are injured and will miss the fixture. Club captain Zlatko Junuzovic has a heel injury which will sideline him on the night. Jaissle has the option to play conservatively for the draw. However, that could be a major mistake with Sevilla’s attacking options

Lopetegui will be without Marcos Acuna due to an adductor injury. Ludwig Augustinsson is likely to play in Acuna’s place. Summer signing Erik Lamela has undergone shoulder surgery and could miss the remainder of the season. He was a part of the deal that sent Bryan Gil to Spurs. It was hoped Lamela’s experience would help the team win La Liga.

Making matters worse for Lopetegui are the absences of Suso, Jesus Navas, and Youssef En-Nesyri. Alejandro Gomez is fit and available for Lopetegui.

Red Bull Salzburg vs Sevilla H2H

Red Bull Salzburg and Sevilla have met three times previously in Europe. In 2008-09, the teams played in the Europa League with Sevilla winning both fixtures by a combined 4-0 score. The match in Sevilla on matchday 1 of the Champions League finished 1-1.

Salzburg’s Luka Sucic scored a first half penalty but it was cancelled out just before halftime by an Ivan Rakitic penalty. Sevilla’s Youssef En-Nesyri was sent off in the second half. Salzburg rued their missed chances at full-time as the Austrians had the better scoring opportunities on the night.

Red Bull Salzburg vs Sevilla Prediction

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The previous fixture saw two penalties given and the match ended 1-1. Our betting tips prediction is for this to be a close, cagey affair with both teams going for it. Sevilla have to score and win to achieve progression to the next round. Salzburg may be forced to score goals if Sevilla get an early strike. Four of Salzburg’s five games in the Champions League finished with both teams scoring. Three of Sevilla’s five Champions League matches ended with both teams finding the back of the net.

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The first match of the Champions League between these teams ended 1-1. Two of Sevilla’s five Champions League games finished 1-1. Four of Sevilla’s last 19 matches in all competitions ended 1-1. Our betting tips prediction is for the match to be close with both teams trying not to make a mistake. In the end, the match will finish 1-1 just like their previous Champions League fixture.

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Red Bull Salzburg got on the scoresheet first when these teams met in September. Sucic’s penalty gave Salzburg the early lead, but Sevilla came back. Salzburg had plenty of chances to put the game to bed, but didn’t take them. Wednesday’s home match will be a nail biter for Salzburg.

Our betting tips prediction is for them to come out flying from the start, however. Jaissle’s team should get on the scoresheet first, just like they did in the reverse fixture.

Both teams are missing key players due to injuries. Sevilla’s injury issues look slightly worse ahead of the match. A score draw is a potential result and it would possibly see Salzburg into the round of 16 for the first time ever.