Alaves will take on Sevilla at the Mendizorrotz ground on Friday evening, March 4, in round 27 of Spanish Primera Division. How can the home side surprise the favourites? Full statistics and all current odds for the match can be found at 1xbet mobile app.
The home side are 19th in the table, 4 points adrift of 17th-placed Granada. In 26 games, they have scored 21 points, scored just 21 goals, and conceded 44 – the difference is not impressive. In their last four games, the Bilo-Syni have only managed to win once, beating Valencia 2-1 at home thanks to goals from Joselu and Mamadou Luma.
After that, they lost big to Real Madrid at the Bernabeu and drew 2-2 (1,spoils) with Getafe. It is surprising to see such results, as the team’s sickbay is virtually empty – only Swedish forward Joan Gvidetti is unavailable.
Julen Lopetegui’s side have amassed 54 points in 26 rounds of the Primera Division and are 6 points behind leading Real Madrid. “Sevilla have conceded just 18 goals, fewer than any other team in the Primera Division, while scoring 39. Now, they are in good form: In their last five matches, they lost only once, 1-0 in Zagreb in the Europa League last 16 (without conceding a goal, though, the Red and Whites qualified for the next round). Last week, the Red and Whites beat Betis 2-1 in the derby. Only Spanish winger Suso is sidelined.
The January transfer window saw a significant step up in Manchester United’s squad, with the signing of Anthony Marcial from Manchester United and the transfer of attacking midfielder Jesus Corona from Porto. The team’s leading scorers are Lucas Ocampos (5 goals) and Rafael Mir (8 goals).
This season, the teams have already met in the first round of the domestic championship. At the Ramon Sanchez Pixuan stadium, the game ended in a 2-2 draw. In the last 6 face-offs, the Sevillians have 4 wins and 2 draws on their books.
Alaves vs Sevilla
The hosts are in crisis, struggling to survive and have only managed to win once in the last 4 matches. They have only 15 points from a possible 39 home games and are unlikely to be able to offer any resistance to a motivated top club. Lopetegui’s side continue to chase Real Madrid and do not intend to stumble against the underdogs. The good thing is that the entire backline is healthy, which means we will see the strongest players on the pitch on Friday night. Our prediction is a win for Sevilla.