Sevilla vs Alaves
Spanish La Liga
Date: Thursday, 4 April 2019
Kick-Off at 18:30 UK / 19:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan (Sevilla).
Sevilla lost a six-pointer on Sunday 0-1 at home to Valencia. Can they rebound four days later and see off Alaves in an affair of the same significance also at their Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan? Los Rojiblancos enjoyed a phenomenal kick off to the season and they appeared to be genuine title contenders, but they are not pulling up any trees at the start of the year.
Dreadful spell of form in the second part of the season caused the drop to 7th place in Primera Division standings. Sevilla are still in contention for the top-four finish and a spot in the Champions League next season though. They are just three points shy of 4th-placed Getafe and only one point below 5th-placed Deportivo Alaves coming into this super important fixture in Andalusia.
Sevilla vs Alaves: Head-to-head
Sevilla can rely heavily on the hone tradition in matches against Babazorros.
Los Rojiblancos were impeccable winning six and drawing one of seven home encounters against Deportivo Alaves.
None of past four head to head outings between these two likes offered three or more goals.
Teams shared spoils in this term’s clash at Estadio de Mendizorroza (1-1 in early-December last year).
Sevilla vs Alaves: Prediction
Alaves are one of two most pleasant surprises of the season as they stand sky-high 5th after 29 rounds of the competition. It has been an overwhelming campaign for Abelardo and his troops who have a great chance to secure a place in one of European competitions next season. The question is whether they have what it takes to provide a strong finish in remaining nine rounds of the season?
Such ambitions suffered a massive blow on Saturday evening when Babazorros suffered the toughest defeat of the campaign losing 0-4 at home to Atletico Madrid. They are looking towards another super tough fixture on Thursday and we doubt Abelardo will have enough time to lift the spirits before the tie at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.
Quality and H2H tradition are both on Sevilla’s side and we expect the hosts to claim the much-needed victory here.
Sevilla vs Alaves: Bet Tips
Sevilla to win @ 1.50 (1/2)
HT/FT Sevilla/Sevilla @ 2.25 (5/4).