Relegation-threatened Alavés play host to second place Sevilla FC on March 5 at the Mendizorrotza in a meeting that features two clubs having contrasting fortunes this 2021-22 season of La Liga.
The two sides earlier met on November 20, which ended in a 2-2 draw. Deportivo Alavés’ most recent match was also a 2-2 stalemate against Getafe. The last time they were at home, they emerged victorious against Valencia, 2-1.
Sevilla, on the other hand, had a tight schedule in February that also included fixtures at the Europa League, where they eliminated Dinamo Zagreb, 3-2 in aggregate. They beat Real Betis, 2-1, on week 26 of La Liga.
The Babazorros’ form is all over the place. Their prior five encounters have been a mixture of wins, losses, and a draw (2-2-1).
It has been a while since they tasted triumph, a 3-0 trouncing of Unami on the first round of the Copa del Rey on December 1. As for a La Liga victory, it goes way back to November 7.
SFC’s latest road form leaves a lot to be desired, last experiencing a win in the first week of January. Since then, the squad has been 0-2-3 in away contests.
Recent form (last five matches)
drew with Getafe, 2-2
lost to Real Madrid, 0-3
defeated Valencia, 2-1
lost Elche, 1-3
defeated Osasuna, 1-0
defeated Real Betis, 2-1
lost to Dinamo Zagreb, 0-1
drew with Espanyol, 1-1
defeated Dinamo Zagreb, 3-1
defeated Elche, 2-0
Looking at trends and stats, it is quite hard to pick an outright winner. The low hanging fruit is to select Sevilla to come out on top, although a draw can be a probable outcome. Risktakers may go for the latter.
Based on each camp’s previous six games, opting for over 1.5 goals is a safe proposition
Sevilla to win
Over 1.5 goals