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English sides don’t have the best record against Spanish sides, but this 30/1 punt could change that

Man City are well on their way to getting out of the group stages, but can they bunk history and win in Spain?

by Paddy Power | November 1, 2015

Man City travel to Sevilla on Tuesday night as the best positioned English side in the Champions League. They haven’t been overly convincing in any of the games they’ve been in and it took a last minute goal to rob three points against Sevilla last time out. English sides don’t have a great record as is against Spanish teams only winning a third of the 260 games played.

Man City’s Champions League record isn’t all that different. They’ve won 39 percent of all the 31 games they have played, but finally appear to have the grit necessary to grind out a result when needed. The last Sevilla game was overwhelming evidence of that.

City are a team that love attacking and look like a puppy during a Halloween firework show while defending. They’ve scored an average of 2.5 goals a game and conceded 0.94, including four against Spurs. Sevilla, on the other hand, have scored 1.57 goals this season and have conceded 1.64. If City don’t play like a drunk searching for a chipper they should be able to record another win for the England column.

Kevin De Bruyne has been Man City’s best player in a team of stars so far this season and the little Belgian magician scored the decisive goal to wrap up the win for City in the first tie. He’s to find the onion bag first and 10 goals already this season who’d back against him.

Sevilla have been conceding goals like it’s going out of fashion this season, but City in the Champions League and away doesn’t scream goals. City should have enough in their arsenal even without Sergio Aguero to bang in the goals. A 2-1 win with De Bruyne to score first is a tasty 30/1, but if that doesn’t float your goat Raheem Sterling has six goals in all competitions and seems to have gotten his tail up for City. An anytime punt at could be the less risky yet still pint-buying punt you need.

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