Sevilla vs Alaves
Spanish La Liga 2016/17
Date: Saturday, 1st October 2016
Kick-Off at 15:15 UK
Venue: Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, Seville.
Sevilla were handed their first league defeat of the season in their trip to Bilbao on matchday 6. The Rojiblancos were unbeaten in 5 previous games with 3 home wins and 2 away draws. Their good start to the season was put to an end by Athletic Bilbao who run rout with a 3-1 win. The match also witnessed Sevilla goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu receiving a red card for elbowing Aritz Aduriz.
Deportivo Alaves on the other hand are coming on the back of a thrilling 3-1 win over a poor Granada. The newly promoted side are enjoying a good start in their return back to Spanish La Liga after remaining unbeaten in 5 of their 6 matches so far. The lone defeat came at Valencia a week ago and they have won 2 and drawn 3 from their remaining 5. At the moment, Alaves are sitting at a comfortable 9th position in the league table with 9 points. And with a 2 point gap from the 6th placed Sevilla.
Sevilla vs Alaves: Head-to-Head Stats
The teams have met on 8 previous occasions and Sevilla lead the head-to-head record with 4 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses.
Sevilla are unbeaten at home in 4 matches against Alaves, with the last three ending in straight wins. The Rojiblancos have scored 2 or more goals in those three wins.
Sevilla vs Alaves: Prediction
The form of these two sides look similar at the moment and Alaves are a dangerous entity as they have already earned a surprise 2-1 win at Barcelona at the Camp Nou. But the head-to-head and home form favors the hosts. Sevilla will be desperate to bounce back with a win especially after the poor showing in the 3-1 defeat at Bilbao last weekend.
Sevilla vs Alaves: Bet Tips
Sevilla to win at 1.44 (4/9)
Over 1.5 goals for Sevilla at 1.53 (8/15).