Sevilla has shown some improvement over the last couple of weeks. Nevertheless, the team is still one defeat away from falling back into the La Liga relegation zone. As for Elche, Los Franjiverdes are dead last since they haven’t won a single game. Needless to say, both come in a must-win situation, especially the visitors, who are offering a +600 price in the sportsbook to win straight up.
Sevilla: Avoiding Relegation
Last Wednesday, Sevilla lost 2-1 to Osasuna in the Quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey. Yes, conquering the domestic cup was its best chance to win something this season, but now it can focus on avoiding relegation.
Regarding La Liga, Los Blanquirrojos currently sit in 15th place with 18 points, only one more than Valladolid, the team in 18th place. Most recently in La Liga, Sevilla defeated Cadiz 1-0 at Sanchez Pizjuan with Ivan Rakitic as the scorer. The Croatian scored in the 89th minute from the penalty spot, meaning the team dodged a bullet. The team’s captain is highly motivated after scoring two goals and assisting twice in the last four games
Los Blanquirrojos won two out of their last five La Liga games. That’s not encouraging, but the good news is that both were at home. They’ve scored in six of their previous nine home games and finished with a clean sheet once.
Believe it or not, Sevilla has been considerably better when playing at home. That’s basically why it comes in as the betting online favorite at -195 despite being 2-3-4 at Sanchez Pizjuan. There’s also the fact that Erik Lamela and Rafa Mir have scored three goals each. Youssef En-Nesyri hasn’t scored, but he can wake up at any time, and when he does, he’ll be a headache for all defensive units.
Elche: Nothing to Lose
We’re 18 games into the season, and Elche hasn’t won. It sits in last place with six points, 10 less than Cadiz, the team sitting in 19th place. Needless to say, Los Franjiverdes need to start winning now and do it regularly.
They showed some improvement over the last two weeks by drawing 1-1 to Cadiz on the road and Osasuna at home. Ezequiel Ponce was the scorer against Cadiz, while Jose Carmona saved the day against Osasuna.
Carmona and Pere Milla are the team’s top scorers with three goals. That’s 50 percent of the team’s total goals. They’re the only reason to consider including the visitors in your soccer picks.
Defensively, Pedro Bigas will be back after missing the last two games due to suspension. No other team has allowed more goals than Elche with 36, so it needs all the help it can get.
Sevilla vs Elche Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 46
- Sevilla Victories: 22 (68 goals)
- Elche Victories: 12 (58 goals)
- Draws: 12
Last season, Elche put up a good fight in both meetings with Sevilla. First, they drew 1-1 at Martinez Valero. Both goals were scored in the first half. Later, Los Blanquirrojos won 2-0 at Sanchez Pizjuan with Papu Gomez and Rafa Mir as the scorers, with both goals scored in the second half.
Sevilla scored in the last 10 games between the two sides while also finishing with a clean sheet four times. Summing up, this looks like a great opportunity for Los Blanquirrojos to keep regaining confidence.
Sevilla vs Elche Match Information
- Match: Sevilla vs Elche
- Date/time: Saturday, Jan. 28 12:30 p.m. ET
- Location: Sanchez Pizjuan, Seville
- Sevilla vs Elche Live Stream: fubo.tv
Sevilla vs Elche Betting Lines
Sevilla vs Elche Picks & Prediction
If Sevilla wants to be taken seriously again, it must win this match comfortably; that’s an advantage of at least two goals. I do expect Elche to score; after all, Sevilla has conceded in four of its last five home games, but Los Franjiverdes will have to wait one more week to get their first victory.
This is also a great opportunity for En-Nesyri to regain some confidence. Sevilla at -195 is kind of high, but we’ve plenty of soccer betting props for you to choose from, including my prediction of Sevilla winning and both teams scoring.
Sevilla are listed at -195 in our La Liga lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Sevilla, you have a chance to win $51. The Elche are +600, offering a chance to win $600 on a $100 wager. The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Sevilla a 66.10% chance to win, with Elche at 14.29%.