Sevilla vs Alaves
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Sunday, 2 February 2020
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán (Sevilla).
Sevilla have been one of the best teams in Spain for a very long time. On top of that they have the home advantage, and have phenomenal h2h stats against this opponent as well. In addition to all this, Alaves have been a mess on the road this season. Likely, our favorites for the day are Sevilla.
Sevilla vs Alaves Match Preview
Sevilla recorded a 2-0 win over Granada the last match-day at home. Both goals came early in the first half for the hosts, and as such, the team dominated the game throughout.
With Barcelona yet to find their footing under the new coach, the win showed Sevilla’s willingness to go after the second spot in the table, and maybe even more.
Meanwhile, Alaves were beaten at home by Villarreal the prior game week. The score was tied at 1-1 even with not much time left on the clock, before the hosts conceded the winner in the 89th minute.
The disheartening loss showed just how incapable is the Alaves defense in dealing with pressure. It’s no wonder that the team has a total of just one win from their last eight fixtures, and just two from their previous fourteen road trips.
Also do keep note that Alaves had lost nine of their preceding twelve away fixtures, and had three separate three-game losing streaks away from home this season.
On the other hand, Sevilla were unbeaten in 11 of their preceding 12 home appearances. The team had also won nine of these games, and kept seven clean sheets from their prior eleven attempts here.
Sevilla vs Alaves Head-to-head (h2h)
- Eight of the former eleven wins went to Sevilla.
- Sevilla had won the last two games to nil, and conceded a total of just one goal from the previous four fixtures.
- Since 2000, only twice have Alaves managed to keep a clean sheet.
- Since 2002, Sevilla are on a 100% winning run at home.
- Alaves have conceded twice or more in every visit to this venue since 2000, bar once.
Sevilla vs Alaves Prediction
Sevilla turn out to be the stronger team this Sunday at the Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán. First of all they are considered to be one of the best teams, or may be even the very best in Spain after the top-three titans.
This season, they are impressively placed higher than Atleti in the table, and on top of that have the home advantage as well.
Going on, comparatively Alaves are one amongst the weaker teams of the league, and their performances in the past several match-days are a testament to that fact. In addition, they have to deal with the away handicap as well this Sunday, and only the newly-promoted Mallorca have conceded more goals than them on the road this season.
Moreover, Sevilla had recorded eight of the former eleven h2h wins, and had conceded a total of just one goal from the prior four meetings.
Importantly, at this venue, Sevilla have been on a winning run against this rival since 2002, and have scored twice or more in every single h2h clash at this stadium in the last 20 years. By all means, expect the hosts Sevilla to record a convincing win this match-day.
Sevilla vs Alaves Betting Tips
Sevilla -0.5, -1 Asian Handicap @ 1.40 (2/5)
To Score in First Half: Sevilla @ 1.60 (3/5).