Alaves vs Sevilla Preview and Prediction LaLiga Santander 2017
Alaves and Sevilla
6 March Monday in La Liga at 19:45
Alaves vs Sevilla Preview and Prediction
Alaves vs Sevilla Match Prediction
Deportivo Alaves expected a tough game against relegation-threatened Granada at the Nuevo Los Carmenes, and it turned out to be the case with the team suffering a 2-1 loss. Mubarak Wakaso and Isaac Cuenca scored for the home team. Even though Víctor Camarasa threatened to provide of a way back for Deportivo Alaves, Granada held on for a victory. Sevilla have firmly established themselves as the favourites for the top three places after a fourth consecutive win. The 1-0 win over Athletic Bilbao came as a result of a goal from Iborra in the 14th minute.
Betting Tips and Predictions
There is a high possibility that Edgar Mendez may return to the Deportivo Alaves team after recovering from his injury. The Spaniard was an influential form before suffering an injury. Deportivo Alaves, though, are coming up against a Sevilla team who have managed four wins in the last five away matches. Deportivo Alaves have had some disappointing results at the Mendizorrotza in recent weeks. I would back Sevilla to get an away win at a highly attractive price.
Sevilla have started focusing more on keeping clean sheets rather than outscoring opponents. They have kept an incredible four clean sheets in the last five games. Deportivo Alaves are one of the lowest scorers in the league, averaging only one goal per game. Hence, I would back the game to produce less than 2.5 goals.
Sevilla win – 19/20
Total goals under 2.5 – 3/4
Deportivo Alaves Preview
Deportivo Alaves have been involved in a wide variety of games – ranging from a rollercoaster win over Sporting Gijon, thrashing against Barcelona, and a clean sheet against Deportivo La Coruna – over the last few weeks. The inconsistencies have been a primary factor behind Deportivo Alaves being unable to climb into the La Liga top 10. Deportivo Alaves still possess one of the poorest attacks in the division with only 25 goals scored in as many games. Only Granada and Leganes have scored fewer goals. However, Deportivo Alaves’ defensive record still looks excellent even after conceding six against Barcelona at the start of February.
Sevilla have been able to take full advantage of Atletico Madrid failing to win the last two games. The club have been able to extend their advantage over Diego Simeone’s team to 7 points. Manager Jorge Sampaoli will be extremely happy with the team’s improvement at the back. Sevilla have conceded only one goal in the last five games, while the opposition managed to score 8 times in the previous five. Even if the high-scoring nature of the team has suffered with this change, Sevilla will be more than happy to have taken 13 points from a possible 15.
Deportivo Alaves Team News
Alexis is suspended for the match along with Aleksandar Katai. Ruben Sobrino (thigh) and Einar Galilea (cruciate ligament) are the players suffering from injuries.
Sevilla Team News
Michael Krohn-Dehli (meniscus), Carlos Fernandez (cruciate ligament), and Benoit Tremoulinas (meniscus) are the players suffering with injury.
Prediction and Predicted Lineup
Alaves starting lineup (4-3-3 formation): Pacheco; Femenia, Laguardia, Alexis, Hernandez; Camarasa, Torres, Llorente; Mendez, Deyverson, Gomez
Sevilla starting lineup (4-2-3-1 formation): Rico; Mariano, Pareja, Mercado, Kolodziejczak; Iborra, Kranevitter; Sarabia, Nasri, Correa; Vietto
The predicted result is a 2-0 romp for Sevilla.