One of the key clashes in Spain’s La Liga will see Sevilla take on Valencia on Sunday evening in the increasingly tense battle for a place in the top four. Sevilla currently sits sixth in the standings, three points behind Getafe in fourth, while Valencia is one place and three points behind Sevilla. With a place in next season’s edition of the UEFA Champions League on the line, it is all to play for.
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Inconsistency hurting Sevilla’s league campaign
On paper, Sevilla has one of the strongest sides in La Liga, but a lack of consistency has already doomed their title challenge and is now threatening to stop them from even making the top four, with both Alaves and Getafe currently ahead of them in the table. Sevilla lost three games in a row a few weeks ago but has won its last two and must keep picking up points in the final weeks of the campaign.
Valencia, in stark contrast, has been consistent over the last couple of months. After a slow start to the season, the side is now on a 10-game unbeaten run and sits seventh in the table, with an outside chance of making the top four come the end of the season.
Nevertheless, it is Sevilla that comes into this match as the favorite to pick up three vital points. You can back the home side to win at +105, while Valencia is out at +260 to do the same. A draw comes in just under at +250.
Sevilla to edge close encounter
These two sides are very evenly matched on paper and there is no way of ignoring Valencia’s excellent recent form. However, Sevilla has home advantage and with two wins in a row under their belts we believe they have the morale and technical quality to make it a hat trick this weekend. It is of course never easy trying to predict the exact scoreline in any football match, but a narrow 2-1 win for Sevilla comes in at +750 and looks worth backing when you take a look at their home displays this term.
Such a result would then also allow you to back OVER 2.5 goals in the game, which is priced low at just -110, as well as both teams to score, which is at even shorter odds of -143. Therefore, if you are looking to boost any potential earnings from this league clash, then you may wish to consider combo betting, which allows you to select multiple outcomes at higher odds.
For example, a combo bet of a Sevilla win, coupled with both teams to score, is at the much higher price of +300, while a home victory and OVER 2.5 goals in the game comes in at +220. OVER 2.5 goals and both teams to score is at +110.
Could Sevilla make a fast start?
Given the fact they have home advantage and need all three points, we believe there is a strong chance that Sevilla will come racing out of the blocks in search of an early goal, which would then allow them to sit to try and hit on the counter. It may therefore be an idea to back OVER 0.5 goals in the first 10 minutes at +333, while Sevilla is at +750 to be ahead by the end of that time period.
Sevilla has not been the best defensively this season and may have to win this match coming from behind, an outcome you can back at +800. Meanwhile, they are at +225 to score in both halves and +550 to actually go out and win both halves.
In terms of goalscorers, Ben Yedder will be looking to add to his tally after netting the Sportsbook last time out. The forward is at +120 to score at any time during the game and +400 to net either the first or the last goal of the match.