Valencia will visit Sevilla looking to bounce back after losing a thriller against Real Madrid. Despite that loss, Jose Bordalas’ team has had a much better start than everyone expected. Now, it’s time to show what it is really made of against another title contender.
Sevilla remains unbeaten and owns the best defensive record in the league. Curiously enough, it is two points behind Valencia, but has played one game less. This could be considered as a potential six-point game.
Let’s take a look at the latest news, stats, injury reports, and soccer odds for Sevilla vs Valencia. We’ve plenty of predictions for you to consider!
Game: Sevilla vs Valencia
Location: Sanchez Pizjuan, Sevilla
Time: Wednesday, 1:30 p.m. ET
Television: beIN Sports
Live Stream: fuboTV
La Liga Betting Lines
|Sevilla||-½ -145||-145||2½ +110o||1½ -115o/-115u|
|Valencia||+½ +125||+450||2½ -130u||½ -155o/+125u|
Head to Head
- Previous Matches: 177
- Sevilla Victories: 66 (239 goals)
- Valencia Victories: 79 (281 goals)
- Draws: 32
Last season, they met three times and Sevilla won them all. Regarding La Liga, they won both meetings 1-0, first at Mestalla with a goal from Suso and later at Sanchez Pizjuan with a goal from Youssef En-Nesyri. The third meeting was in the Round of 16 of the Copa del Rey. Sevilla won 3-0 with Luuk de Jong as the Player of the Match after scoring twice.
Sevilla owns a 4-3-3 record in the last 10 meetings with Valencia. During that span, it scored 10 goals, allowed seven, and finished with a clean sheet four times. The total went under in eight of those games.
Valencia beat Sevilla at Sanchez Pizjuan for the last time in the 2018-19 season.
Why Bet on Sevilla?
We already mentioned that Sevilla remains unbeaten, but what we didn’t mention was that it includes the UEFA Champions League. That’s right, they’re 2-3-0 in all competitions. Last week, they drew 1-1 to RB Salzburg and 0-0 to Real Sociedad.
Remaining unbeaten should be enough for you to include them in your soccer picks, but there’s more. Their roster is so competitive that recently they sent Luuk de Jong to Barcelona on a one-year loan. Thanks to Alejandro Gomez, Youssef En-Nesyri, Erik Lamela, Ivan Rakitic and Thomas Delany, Sevilla has nothing to envy the powerhouses. Lamela, one of their offseason signings, leads the team in scoring with three goals.
Defensively, Yassine Bounou has become a reliable goalkeeper while young center back Jules Kounde has been a very good surprise. Allowing only one goal in four La Liga games isn’t easy.
Julen Lopetegui is a very experienced manager. His curriculum includes Spain’s national team and Real Madrid. He already led them to the UEFA Europa League title in 2019-20. Now his main goal is for them to win La Liga for the first time since 1946. They’ve everything they need for it.
Sevilla also started the season 3-1 against the spread and 1-2-1 over/under. This will be their second home game.
No major injuries to report here. Their expected lineup is Yassine Bounou; Jesus Navas, Jules Kounde, Diego Carlos, Marcos Acuna; Ivan Rakitic, Thomas Delaney, Fernando Reges; Alejandro Gomez, Erik Lamela, Youssef En-Nesyri.
Why Bet on Valencia?
Valencia lost 2-1 to Real Madrid, just as we predicted, but Madrid didn’t score until the last five minutes. Valencia owns the third-best defensive record in the league after allowing four goals in five games.
Right now, they sit in third place with 10 points thanks to a 3-1-1 record. They also have scored 10 goals, second best in the league. Only Real Madrid has scored more goals.
Offensively, Valencia has one of the best trios in the league, Carlos Soler, Goncalo Guedes and Maximiliano Gomez. Soler could be considered the MVP of the start of the season. He leads the team in scoring with three goals and has two assists.
Valencia is 3-1-1 against the spread and 3-2 over/under. They scored four goals in their last road game. Osasuna isn’t Sevilla, but that proves that Valencia isn’t afraid to attack in any stadium.
This season, they’re not playing in any international competition, allowing them to concentrate on La Liga. They’ll be more rested, physically and mentally, than Sevilla. You should consider every possible factor when betting online.
Jose Luis Gaya and Thierry Correia are questionable due to injury; Denis Cheryshev is definitely out. Their expected lineup is Giorgi Mamardashvili; Antonio Latorre, Gabriel Paulista, Oscar Alderete, Dimitri Foulquier; Hugo Duro, Carlos Soler, Hugo Guillamon, Daniel Wass; Maximiliano Gomez, Goncalo Guedes.
Final Analysis, Predictions
With all the changes that have taken place in La Liga, Sevilla and Valencia have a real chance of winning the title. The winner of this game will remain fighting at the top with Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. They shouldn’t need more motivation than that.
I expect a back-and-forth game, with plenty of scoring opportunities. However, we’re talking about two very disciplined teams defensively. That’s why I expect both to score but the total to go under. Don’t forget to check the props our sportsbook is offering for this and other games to increase your winning chances. Our score prediction is offering a +650 price while two exact total goals is +260.
Score Prediction: Sevilla 1, Valencia 1