Sevilla open this season of La Liga against Valencia, and this time around they are aiming for a Champions League spot. The fact that Sevilla have been successful last season and managed not only to win Europa League, but also qualify for this year’s competition, only proves that the team can challenge that Champions League spot with confidence.
The hosts started the season by losing the UEFA Super Cup against Real Madrid and two of their important players: Rakitic left for Barcelona and Moreno signed for Liverpool. Despite this, the team is confident of being able to pull through and get a positive result out of the match against Valencia. It is rumored for the coach to start a more offensive lineup, which would put Deulofeu up in front with Carlos Bacca.
Valencia are that one team that had a complete revolution during this transfer window; not only the got a new manager but also a lot of players left the team, and while replacements have been found, getting a team to mold together into something successful takes time. It should also be mentioned that in the previous La Liga season Sevilla managed to be the fourth highest scoring La Liga team with 69 goals in 38 matches. An interesting moment this match will provide would be Banega playing for Sevilla after transferring from Valencia and if he starts then he will be pared up with Denis Suarez and Alexi Vidal.
Bet365 favors Sevilla to take the spoils and gives them 2.05 odds for an outright win, giving Valencia 3.50 and a draw is at 3.50. Valencia for both halves is at 6.00, while the same betting market for Sevilla is at 3.20. An interesting betting market is Sevilla to win and over 2.5 goals at 3.10, or Sevilla to win to nil at 3.50. We are going to bet 7 units on Sevilla to score in both halves at 3.00 with the same bookie.
Sevilla: Team’s Formation
Valencia: Team’s Formation
End prediction for the match:
Sevilla to score in both halves