Valencia vs Sevilla
Spain – La Liga
Date: Tuesday, 22 December 2020
Kick-off at 16:30 UK/ 17:30 CET
Venue: Estadio de Mestalla.
Despite all their heroics in earlier seasons, the Bats have been one of the worst this time around in the Spanish top flight. They are currently placed 13th in the table, and worryingly have a total of just three wins to their name through 14 game weeks.
They have also conceded goals in plenty this campaign. In fact, only the newly-promoted Huesca, and the defensively dead Betis have let in more goals.
Meanwhile, Los Palanganas have been one of the best in the competition this season, and especially in the recent weeks. They also have been scoring for fun lately, and have been phenomenal on the road.
They also have two games in hand, and are still placed seventh – just six points away from a podium spot.
Considering the struggles of Valencia, and the form of their counterparts, expect Sevilla to be the better team on the pitch this Tuesday.
Valencia vs Sevilla: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The latest encounter had taken place four months back. Then, Julen Lopetegui’s men had recorded a 1-0 win.
- They were unbeaten in five of the former eight clashes.
- At this venue, the guests are unbeaten in the past three years.
- The last time these two locked horns at this stadium, spoils were shared with a 1-1 scorecard.
Valencia vs Sevilla: Prediction
Javi Gracia’s men were held to a 2-2 draw the last match-day on the road by Barcelona. In the meantime, Los Palanganas were held to a 1-1 draw at home the past game week, by Valladolid.
Going on, the Bats are on a six-game winless run, and they remained so in 12 of their preceding 14 fixtures. They had also conceded two or more goals in eight of their last eleven match-ups.
At home, they were winless in five of their preceding six appearances as well. On the other hand, their counterparts had lost just twice in their past eleven fixtures – once against Real Madrid, and once against Chelsea in the Champions League.
On the road, they are on a five-fixture winning run, and had scored three or more goals in two of their last three such matches. They had also kept clean sheets in three of their previous four away games.
Taking into account these stats, it’s obvious that Sevilla are the favorites this Tuesday. Moreover, with their goal-scoring form, and the defensive woes of Gracia’s men, expect an early goal too.
Valencia vs Sevilla: Betting Tips
Sevilla to Win Either Half @ 1.50 (1/2)
Over 0.5 First Half Goals @ 1.44 (4/9).