Champions League winners Manchester City will face Europa League winners Sevilla in a UEFA Super Cup clash on Wednesday evening (20.00) at the Stadio Georgios Karaiskaki.

After finishing the 2022-23 season by collecting the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League in swift succession, a fourth prize of the year looks a formality for City, and Pep Guardiola will want to avoid a repeat of the Community Shield at the start of the month when his side lost to Arsenal.

The Cityzens started the new season with a 3-0 win over Burnley on Friday and controlled the match from start to finish.

In contrast, Sevilla were beaten 2-1 at home by Valencia on the same night in their opening match of the new La Liga campaign.

Man City vs Sevilla Tips

  • Erling Haaland to score first @ 7/4
  • #PickYourPunt – Marcos Acuna to be carded @ 2/1

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Kevin De Bruyne lasted just 23 minutes against Burnley, after suffering a hamstring injury in the Champions League final.

Ruben Dias and Bernardo Silva are expected to join the Belgian on the treatment table, although John Stones is expected to return from a hip problem.

As for Sevilla,  Tanguy Nianzou is expected to miss out with a hamstring injury sustained earlier this month, while Marcao is yet to return to full training as he manages a quadriceps injury.

Erling Haaland to score first @ 7/4

The Norwegian picked up from where he left off last season, scoring twice against Burnley in the opening match of the 2023-24 Premier League campaign.

Last season, Haaland netted 36 times in 35 Premier League games – a record-breaking campaign – and finished the season with 52 in all competitions for his club.

That included a brace against Sevilla in a 4-0 win in the Champions League, one of which was the opening goal. I expect him to get City up and running on Wednesday.

#PickYourPunt – Marcos Acuna to be carded @ 2/1

Marcos Acuna has been a vital part of Sevilla’s success in recent years and he was also a key player in Argentina’s World Cup success last year.

However, he’s not averse to a rash challenge and has already picked up a caution in the first match of the new La Liga campaign – he was shown nine yellow cards in the competition last term.

On Wednesday, Acuna will be up against the likes of Jack Grealish or maybe Phil Foden, who are known for drawing fouls, so I think the Argentinian could find his way into the referee’s notebook here.

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