Sevilla FC

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Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán

10/03/2018 | 3:15 pm

Valencia CF

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Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán

10/03/2018 | 3:15 pm

In a sentence: Fifth will welcome fourth in La Liga this weekend as Sevilla host Valencia for what should be an enthralling encounter at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

Last time: Valencia recorded a 4-0 win when the two teams met at the Mestalla earlier this season. Goncalo Guedes netted twice for the hosts, while Simone Zaza and Santi Mina were also on the scoresheet for Marcelino’s side.

This time: Sevilla are 11/10 to collect all three points with Valencia at 5/2 and the draw available at 14/5.

You might remember: Three players were sent off when Sevilla welcomed Valencia to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan during the 2011-12 La Liga campaign. Former Sevilla forward Frederic Kanoute’s goal decided a match that also saw Valencia miss a second half penalty.

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Sevilla take on Valencia at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in this La Liga encounter

A fixture that has brought plenty of excitement will take place at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan this weekend as Sevilla welcome Valencia. Los Che recorded a 4-0 win when the pair met at the Mestalla earlier this season, but Marcelino’s side have incredibly not been victorious at the home of Sevilla since May 2004.

There have been plenty of red cards in the recent clashes between the two teams in Seville, and both will be fired up to collect all three points at a key stage of the 2017-18 La Liga campaign. Sevilla will enter the match in fifth position in the table, eight points off fourth-placed Valencia.

Sevilla are 11/10 to collect all three points as Vincenzo Montella’s side look to close the gap on the top four. A total of 45 points from 27 matches has left the team in fifth position, and their hopes of securing a top four position might well end if they lose to Valencia this weekend.

The Seville outfit will enter the match off the back of a 2-0 home success over Athletic Bilbao last time out, and they have won eight of their 13 home La Liga matches during the 2017-18 campaign. That said, Atletico Madrid did record a 5-2 victory at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan when they made the trip on 25 February.

Valencia are 5/2 as Marcelino’s side look to stay in touch with Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. The former Spanish champions are only one point off third-placed Real Madrid in the table as things stand, and sit just six points off second-placed Atletico.

10 of Valencia’s 16 La Liga wins this season have come at the Mestalla, however, with Marcelino’s team dropping points in seven of their 13 on the road. They have taken 13 points from their last five league matches though, and will enter this one full of confidence.

The draw is available at 14/5, but Sevilla have only drawn three of their 13 home league matches this season, while Valencia have picked up just three draws on the road. That said, two of the last five La Liga fixtures between the two teams at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan have finished 1-1, while the last two have seen Sevilla win by the odd goal. It should be a tight and tense affair in Seville on Saturday afternoon.

Luis Muriel is 5/1 in the first goalscorer market, while the Sevilla forward can be backed at 6/4 to get his name on the scoresheet during the 90 minutes of action. Muriel has managed eight goals in all competitions for Sevilla this season, and netted his team’s opener against Athletic Bilbao last weekend. There is no question that the 26-year-old has the credentials to cause Valencia’s back four problems.

Santi Mina is 7/1 in the first goalscorer market this weekend, while the Spaniard can be backed at 9/4 to register at any point during the game. Mina has managed 11 La Liga goals during an impressive season for Valencia, and should again be tasked with leading the Los Che line at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

Match Summary

1

Look out for:

The double chance market, which has some very good value in this match. Sevilla or Valencia is available to back at 8/25, while Sevilla or draw is 4/11. Valencia or draw can be backed at 4/5.

2

We fancy:

Correct score of 1-1 at 13/2. Sevilla really need to win to stand a chance of catching Valencia in the table, but we fancy the visitors, who are on a strong run of form, to claim a point at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

3

It’s a long shot, but:

Valencia’s last victory away to Sevilla came in May 2004. Los Che won 2-0 on that particular occasion, and you can back a 2-0 away victory in this match as high as 20/1.

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Written by Matt Law

Matt Law is a European football writer with an interest in betting and gambling. An avid Manchester United supporter, Matt can regularly be found backing away wins in unlikely circumstances, sometimes with big success.