Sevilla vs Deportivo Alaves
Spanish La Liga
Date: Saturday, 19 May 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, Sevilla.
Sevilla somehow managed to rise in form and clinch seven out of nine possible points in last three rounds even amid a challenging schedule featuring matches against the likes of Real Madrid and Real Betis in last two rounds. The interim manager Joaquin Caparros is the one who turned team’s fortunes around as the rise in form is to be connected to his arrival on the bench after rather horrific displays under Vincenzo Montella.
The streak of two wins and a draw helped Sevilla book a place in the Europa League qualifications before the last round as they are three points above Getafe in eight with better H2H stats on Azulones. Los Rojiblancos practically have nothing to play for on the final day, but there are no doubts Caparros will motivate his lads to finish the season on a high on Saturday when Deportivo Alaves come to visit Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.
Sevilla vs Alaves: Head-to-head
Sevillla were the dominant side in the history of H2H matches at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.
Los Rojblancos won five and drew one of six H2H encounters on the home patch.
Both teams scored in three of last four H2H matches.
Alaves came on top when the two sides met in this term of Primera Division at Estadio Municipal de Mendizorroza.
Sevilla vs Alaves: Prediction
Alaves’ form saw quite a few stumbling blocks this season, but Abelardo can be proud of the job he has done since taking charge of Babazorros back in December last year. The Spanish manager moved the team away from the danger zone and the relegation battle. He also has reasons to be thrilled with the very finish of the campaign as Alaves will travel to Andalusia off the back of comprehensive back-to-back wins over Malaga and Athletic Bilbao.
Furthermore, Alaves did not concede a single goal in last four league games on the rod and they won as many as three of them, meaning it shouldn’t quite be a one-way street for the locals at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on Saturday. Both teams were thriving in the final third of late and we would really be surprised to see any of them keeping a clean sheet on the final day, especially if we know that both sides will enter the game pressure-free. Over 2.5 goals FT & BTTS is thus the standout bet, set at the odds of 1.80.
Sevilla conceded two or more goals in five of last six games at home in La Liga. Given they are up against an in-from opposition, we just have to try with Alaves to score two or more goals at the odds of 3.40.
Sevilla vs Alaves: Bet Tips
- Over 2.5 goals FT & BTTS @ 1.80
- Deportivo Alaves Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 3.40.