All of the favorites lost points this weekend and it is up to Sevilla to take advantage of their rivals’ struggles, and advance to the first half of the tables. Celta Vigo opposes them and the visitors play with a sense of urgency as they have recently slipped into the quicksand of the relegation zone.
Bet: Sevilla Asian Handicap -1
Odds: Bet365 1.95
Sevilla was recently eliminated from Copa del Rey and they don’t compete in a European cup either, so the only remaining objective for the season is to secure a place among the first six teams. They have a long way to go as the gap separating them from Real Sociedad is of six points, but they have a game in hand. With the better placed teams losing or earning a single point this weekend, Sevilla would overtake two rivals and jump straight to the 10th place.
They will have to do so without main goalkeeper Palop, as the veteran has suffered an injury and will be replaced in the net by Beto. Celta Vigo is hardly an offensive team when it plays away from home, so the hosts will have an easy time in making Palop’s absence unnoticed. Sevilla will have to contain Iagi Aspas as the 25-year-old will be the only striker in the visitors’ starting formation. An offensive minded Sevilla should cause the visitors to retreat into their own half, which will leave Aspas isolated upfront.
Among all favorites that lost or drew this weekend, Sevilla is priced with the lowest odds by bookmakers which makes a straight victory bet unworthy. Bet365 punters would be wise to choose the Asian handicap bet of -1, which returns the stakes if the game ends with a narrow margin victory for the hosts.