Sevilla has finally won a home game in an impressive manner, and now has the chance to repeat that performance against Granada. The visitors are one of the worst traveling teams and they are also missing important players, but the hosts have some fitness concerns of their own.
Match: Sevilla vs Granada
Bet: Over 2.5 goals
Odds: Pinnacle Sports 1.86
Home field advantage was always very important for Sevilla, but this season they failed to keep the fans happy and their patience is running out. 23 points in 20 games is definitely well below expectations, but half of a season is plenty of time for Sevilla to turn things around. It can all begin with a crushing home victory over Granada, a team that needs to replace Hurtado, Benitez and Rico on a short notice. These guys are not only essential players in the midfield, but also some of the top scorers for the visitors.
Granada has good reasons to fear Negredo and Manu as both players have scored twice in the Copa Del Rey against Zaragoza. Sevilla will field a 4-4-2 starting formation featuring the two players up front, and will come out firing from the first minute because quite frankly they have nothing to lose. This is not the team to fear relegation and to scrap points with 18 games left in the regular season, and its dreams of playing in Europe next season haven’t been extinguished.
One way of tackling this game is by backing the hosts at full stakes and even trusting them to cover the spread, but Sevilla’s defensive woes are far from over. A safer approach is to bet on more than 2.5 goals to be scored, with Pinnacle Sports offering the best lines at 1.86.