Sevilla will be looking to reclaim third position in Spain’s top flight when they continue their 2019-20 campaign at home to Real Valladolid. Champions League hopefuls Sevilla look to extend their unbeaten run when they play host to Real Valladolid on Friday night.
Sevilla almost saw their unbeaten run come to an end away at Villarreal on Monday night as the visitors had to come from behind twice to rescue a draw. Real Valladolid also went behind in their game at home to Getafe on Tuesday but a penalty from Unal earned the hosts a share of the spoils.
Sevilla have actually shared the points with Levante, Barcelona and Villarreal since returning to action in the middle of June, but they will be keen to return to winning ways at the Estadio Ramon.
Valladolid, meanwhile, currently occupy 15th spot in the table, having picked up 34 points from their 31 matches this season, which has left them eight points clear of the bottom three.
Valladolid have only won one of their last six in Spain’s top flight, though, and will still be slightly wary of being dragged into the mix if they do not pick up a victory in their next few matches.
Sevilla’s squad is in excellent shape at the moment in terms of injuries, with Lopetegui, as it stands, having a full complement to choose from heading into Friday’s contest.
Reason for predictions:
- Sevilla have won seven of their 15 home games.
- Real Valladolid have lost eight of their 16 away games.
- Sevilla have kept clean sheets in 40% of their home matches.
- Real Valladolid have failed to score in 50% of their away matches.
Valladolid are certainly capable of making it a difficult 90 minutes for Sevilla, but we fancy the hosts to put an important three points on the board. A number of Sevilla players will be fresh for Friday’s affair, and we are finding it difficult to back anything other than a comfortable home success.