Sevilla vs Valencia Prediction, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and football predictions for the match between Sevilla vs Valencia in La Liga.
Sevilla vs Valencia Match Preview
Two sides battling out for next year’s Champions League qualification will come face to face when Sevilla welcome Valencia in La Liga. This Sevilla vs Valencia fixture will be played at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in Seville on Saturday, March 10, so check out our Sevilla vs Valencia prediction and betting tips.
The hosts have been loitering around the top-four positions and only threatening to derail the hopes of the other Champions League qualification hopefuls. Ahead of this Sevilla vs Valencia match, the hosts are fifth in the table after 27 games (45 pts, W14, D3, L10). That is still eight points behind the top-four and as this game is a direct encounter with one of the other hopefuls, Sevilla want to put their best foot forward and reduce the gap. There are a lot of things going on Sevilla’s program currently with a Copa del Rey final still to come and a Champions League reverse leg at Old Trafford next week. Those two are certainly more important than this fixture, considering where their season is heading. Will that lead to more squad rotation or lesser intensity in their focus? Either way, it is going to be an interesting match on the hands for Sevilla.
It is interesting to note that Valencia were in the hunt for the La Liga title at one point in the season. However, they have lost steam and six losses on the spin in all competitions between January and February left them looking at the prospect of missing out on Champions League qualification places. However, they have steadied the ship now and ahead of this Sevilla vs Valencia fixture, the visitors find themselves fourth in the table after 27 games (53 pts, W16, D5, L6). They are just one point behind Real Madrid and it would be an apt achievement for them if they do finish above the Spanish giants. They come into this fixture unbeaten in their last five league matches (W4, D1) and should be confident of their chances.
Sevilla vs Valencia H2H
This is a fixture that is normally tilted towards the home side. Sevilla have won four of the last six they played at home against Valencia.
Sevilla vs Valencia Team News
Sebastien Corchia and Jesus Navas have minor injury problems ahead of this fixture for Sevilla.
Santi Mina and Javi Jimenez are out of this fixture with injuries for Valencia and there are doubts over the availability of Jose Gaya also.
Sevilla vs Valencia Probable Line-ups
Sevilla: Rico (GK), Layun, Lenglet, Mercado, Escudero, Vazquez, N’Zonzi, Banega, Sarabia, Muriel, Correa.
Valencia: Neto (GK), Vezo, Paulista, Murillo, Gaya, Soler, Kondogbia, Parejo, Guedes, Zaza, Moreno.
Sevilla vs Valencia Prediction
History suggests that this fixture goes in favour of the hosts and Sevilla should feel confident of continuing that trend. Since the appointment of Vincenzo Montella, Sevilla looks to have turned a corner having won four of their last five games in La Liga. Although there will be some distraction with the upcoming Champions League fixture, Sevilla should win this encounter. It can be a tight game, though, where both sides should find the back of the net.