Only nine points separate Sevilla from Zaragoza, but while the hosts are still thinking about their chances to play in the European cups next year, the visitors struggle to avoid relegation. Sevilla has been a streaky team lately, but they have an extraordinary record in head to head against and can improve it tonight.
Match: Sevilla vs Zaragoza
Bet: Sevilla -1,5 goals
Odds: Pinnacle Sports 2.17
Sevilla lost away from home to Mallorca and were unable to level the score even after the hosts had one player sent off with a red card. There is no easier way of explaining their lack of consistency this season than by blaming the manner in which the team performed away from home. Way too many points were squandered and despite its impressive home pitch performance, Sevilla failed to collect enough points even for Europa Cup. Their head to head record with Zaragoza is encouraging and with an offensive starting formation featuring Negredo and Manu upfront, Sevilla should steamroll over the visitors.
They did so in the last six home games and each time they secured a comfortable victory by two or more goals, and should do it again tonight against a depleted opponent. The visitors are yet to win the match after drawing or losing 11 consecutive games but with only Helder Postiga in the offense they have slim chances to prevail. Coach Jimenez insists on keeping the top goal scorer on the field for 90 min., despite the fact that he is 30 years old and can’t play at full potential for more than one half.
A straight home victory is equally easy to predict and wager on, but the odds offer no value whatsoever therefore the bet can be dismissed. A bolder approach that implies Sevilla covering a 1.5 goals spread elevate the odds to 2.17 with Pinnacle Sports.