In the south of Spain there is great excitement at the prospect of Sevilla's trip to Anfield and the legendary stadium holds almost mythical status among many La Liga fans.
Sevilla's supporters will be relishing the chance to head to Merseyside and they will travel there in fine spirits after a 3-0 weekend win over Eibar made it seven points from a possible nine at the start of the domestic season.
Liverpool, meanwhile, head into the game off the back of a 5-0 thrashing at Manchester City - although the result does not show how positively the Reds started the game at the Etihad; had Mo Salah finished his one-on-one early on, things could have been very different and Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was keen not to react too extremely to the defeat especially given the red card to Sadio Mane.
A reaction is nevertheless needed on Wednesday evening to put the result behind them, and Marathonbet price Liverpool a 17/25 (1.68) while a win for Sevilla is available at 43/10 (5.30) and the draw offered at 13/4 (4.25).
Despite the adverse result at the weekend, Liverpool have made a positive start at home this season by winning all three competitive games played there and scoring nine goals in the process.
Sevilla, for their part, have a poor record on the road in this competition and excluding qualifiers they have won just one of their last ten away matches in the Champions League - a 1-0 triumph against an extremely poor Dinamo Zagreb side last year, while Sevilla's last three trips to England have ended in defeats at Leicester, Manchester City and Arsenal respectively.
Liverpool should feel fairly confident and the Reds are offered at just 13/25 (1.52) to score over 1.5 goals, which seems logical given their scoring prowess plus Sevilla's less than auspicious away record.
For our purposes, however, we will back a home win and both teams to score at 191/100 (2.91), which seems a solid selection given the Reds have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last nine Champions League games including qualifiers.
|Liverpool to win and both teams to score at 191/100 (2.91) for a 1.5pt stake with Marathonbet|