As expected Elche started 2014 with a huge defeat away at Barcelona (lost 4-0). It is true the opponent was world class, but not even 1 shot on target says a lot about Elche’s strength.
As round goes by Elche are getting closer and closer to the relegation zone. This is no injustice or bad luck as Elche’s playing style is suffering from lack of lucidity and confidence.
They will welcome back forward Coro and defender Suarez, but those comebacks are nothing in comparison to the loss of central defender Botia who is suspended. He will be substituted by veteran Pelegrin, a slow player who can’t keep up with the fast paced rythm of Primera.
Sevilla simply destroyed Getafe last round (won 3-0). The game was totally one sided both when it comes to possession and chances created.
Sevilla seem determined to win a place in Europe at the end of the season and to be honest they have enough power to achieve that goal.
With talented players like Marin, Bacca or Reyes making the offensive phase and midfielder Rakitic the perfect link between compartments, Sevilla are surely able to play in Europe.
There’s no doubt that Elche will make extra efforts trying to end the bad run. But Elche is already the most aggressive team in Spain (received 64 cards so far) and being more energetic could actually mean more cards, one of which could be red…
All major factors point towards an away win: value, form and team news. Sevilla to win at 23/20 from Bet365 is simply a must bet.
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