Valencia vs Sevilla
Spanish La Liga
Date: Saturday, 8th December 2018
Kick-off at 15:15 UK/ 16:15 CET
Venue: Estadio de Mestalla (Valencia).
Valencia lurk at the bottom end of the table, but they sit at home in good spirits this Saturday after picking 2 wins from the last 3 La Liga games.
The Los Che have been draw specialists in this first half of the season with 8 of their first 10 league games resulting in stalemates. It is an ample amount of points dropped which indeed affected the team’s confidence.
However, the 1-0 away win at Getafe followed by the 3-0 home win against Vallecano put the team back on track before losing 2-0 to Madrid at the Bernabeu in a tightly contested battle last weekend.
Sevilla are sitting second in the table at a point behind FC Barcelona. Yet, they are not close to be called a title contender with the majority of points bagged from home matches.
Typically, a poor away side, Sevilla struggled on the road this season as well. They come to the Mestalla this weekend after managing just 1 win from the last 7 away games in all competitons, drew and lost 3 each in the period.
Valencia vs Sevilla Head-to-head
- Mestalla faithful bagged a double in the LaLiga h2h meetings against Sevilla last season (4-0 home; 2-0 away).
- Sevilla haven’t scored in their last three games against Valencia.
- At home, Valencia won 6 of the last 7 games against Sevilla while one game end in stalemate.
- Both teams scored in 4 of the last 6 at the Mestalla while a similar 4 of the last 6 at this venue saw over 3.5 goals.
Valencia vs Sevilla Prediction
The Mestalla is not a happy hunting ground for the team from Seville and with the new found form of the hosts is bad news for the visitors. Further more, a steep dip in their away form lately (1W-3D-3L from 8 matches) put them in the back foot here.
Valencia bagged three home wins on the bounce and they will want the same here and achieving this against a team like Sevilla can do wonders to their confidence and morale.
Valencia vs Sevilla Betting Tips
Valencia to win @ 13/10 (2.30)
Over 1.5 team goals for Valencia @ 11/10 (2.10).