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Sevilla head to Estadio Mendizorrotza on Tuesday for the La Liga tie with home side Alaves.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Alaves v Sevilla can be seen below including the latest game odds.
Alaves will be wanting a better result here after the 5-0 Copa del Rey defeat last time out to UD Almería.
In that game, Alaves managed 41% possession and 11 shots on goal with 3 on target. The scorer for Alaves was Rodrigo Battaglia (52' Own goal). On the other side, UD Almería had 15 attempts on goal with 6 on target. Umar Sadiq (8', 45'), Ager Aketxe (45') and Juan Villar (81') scored for UD Almería.
It has not been often in recent times that Alaves have shown defensive steel. In fact, Babazorros have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 12 goals in the process. We will find out whether or not that trend can be continued on into this next match.
Coming into this clash, Alaves have not emerged victorious against Sevilla in their previous 5 matches in the league.
Sevilla will come into the match after a 0-1 Copa del Rey win to defeat Leganés in their last match.
In that match, Sevilla managed 73% possession and 17 shots on goal with 6 on target. The scorer for Sevilla was Lucas Ocampos (96'). On the other side, Leganés got 13 shots at goal with 2 on target. Sevilla ran out winners in extra time.
In 5 of the previous 6 games involving Sevilla, a notably low volume of goals have been struck between them and opposing teams. The overall average goals scored per game within that spell is a mere 2.33, with the number of goals averaged by Sevillistas being 1.5.
Taking a look at their past results, Sevilla:
- have not been beaten by Alaves when they've played them away from home in the last 2 matches in the league.
- have not won away from home in their last 2 league games.
Head to head
Looking over their past head-to-head clashes going back to 14/01/2018 shows that Alaves have won 1 of these and Sevilla 3, with the tally of drawn games standing at 2.
In all, 9 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 3 of them from Babazorros and 6 being from Sevillistas. That’s an average goals per game figure of 1.5.
The previous league match between these clubs was La Liga match day 22 on 02/02/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Sevilla 1-1 Alaves.
On that day, Sevilla managed 74% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 3 on target. The scorer was Lucas Ocampos (77').
Alaves had 4 shots at goal with 3 on target. Joselu (70') scored.
The referee was Carlos Del Cerro Grande.
Team News: Alaves
Alaves manager Abelardo Fernández has a full complement, with no fitness worries at all ahead of this game with a completely injury-free group to pick from.
Team News: Sevilla
Sevilla manager Julen Lopetegui has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Tomas Vaclík (Knee Problems) and Sergio Escudero (Elbow Injury) will not be playing here.
In this match, Alaves have it within them to put one past this Sevilla side, although one goal probably shouldn’t be enough to give them the result that they want.
We’ve gone for a very close game with a 1-2 winning margin for Sevilla at full-time. We are expecting it to be pretty even.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Mendizorrotza (19,840)
Captain: Manu García
Chairman: Alfonso Fernández
Manager: Abelardo Fernández
Competitions: La Liga position 16, Copa del Rey (Round of 32)
🔑 Key Player: Lucas Pérez
Generally used in the Striker position, Lucas Pérez was born in A Coruña, Spain. After having played his first senior match for Rayo Vallecano in the 2010 - 2011 season, the talented Forward has managed to score 4 league goals in this LaLiga 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in a total of 14 appearances.