Sevilla failed to get the win in Malaga last week, and they are facing a tough future, as they are five points in front of Villarreal on the fifth place, but they have a tough schedule ahead because Real Sociedad and Real Madrid will be their next two opponents.
The Andalusians have to win, or their Champions League spot will be heavily endangered.
Meanwhile, Real Sociedad is fighting for the Europa League place along with Athletic Bilbao and Villarreal, and they are just one point behind Bilbao and two behind Villarreal. Their form is going upwards, and the encounter in Sevilla could be the decisive one for them and their European aspirations.
Sevilla News and Form
We haven't seen in a while, that Sevilla concedes 4 goals in one match. That fact made coach Jorge Sampaoli go berserk after the final whistle, and we can't imagine what he said to his defensive line.
Although Sevilla is in a decent shape lately, a few unexpected results some two months ago could damage them now.
Before the loss in Malaga, they had 4 straight games without a defeat, 3 wins, and one draw, but before that Sevilla had 3 defeats in 4 games. In the last five events team from Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan scored two goals on 4 occasions. If their defense plays on a high level they are in big advantage, but that is if they play.
Real Sociedad News And Form
The Basques woke up at just the right time. They have 3 straight victories, 4 in the last 5 games. Real Sociedad scored 2 or more goals in 4 matches during that run. Also, we have to mention that Sociedad conceded in 9 out of the last 10 games in La Liga. For now, the attacking line is covering up defensive mistakes. If this repeats against Sevilla, who is also in the mood for scoring goals, we might expect a high scoring game.
These teams split last six encounters and they have 3 wins apiece. But in the previous game, played at Anoeta during the first part of the season, Sevilla blew out the hosts in that meeting with 0-4. Wissam Ben Yedder scored a hat-trick and demolished Sociedad.
-Wissam Ben Yedder 28 appearances 11 goals 3 assists
-Pablo Sarabia 32 appearances 7 goals 10 assists
-Vicente Iborra 30 appearances 7 goals 2 assists
-Willian José 26 appearances 12 goals 4 assists
-Juanmi 32 appearances 10 goals 1 assist
-Carlos Vela 32 appearances 8 goals 5 assists
Injured and Suspended players
-Benoît Trémoulinas Out
-Michael Krohn-Dehli Out
-Joaquín Correa Red Card
-Carlos Martínez Out
-Imanol Agirretxe Out
-Iñigo Martínez Doubtful
-Willian José Doubtful
It is obvious that both sides put a lot of faith in their attacking abilities, and that forces us to play on goals.
Over 2.5 goals is a good bet, and also Both Teams To Score and Over 2.5 is almost the same risk so try these two bets.
Goals: Over 2.5
Goals: Over 2.5 and Both Teams To Score