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Sevilla vs. Leganés - 5/3/19 LaLiga Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Leganés at Sevilla
Date & Time Friday May 3, 2019, 3:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan
Seville, Spain
The Line
Sevilla -303 / Leganés +800 / Draw +400
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Sevilla is hosting Leganes in round 36 of Spanish LaLiga.

Sevilla is a solid team with a lot of potential but they haven’t been playing consistently this season and that is the main reason why Sevilla is only on the 5th place in the standings with 55 points, same as Getafe on 4th place, last place that leads to Champions League. In their last game against Getafe, Sevilla was the worse team with 57% of ball possession, but only 3 shots on goal and 81% of correct passes and they lost that game 1-0 which cost Sevilla 4th place in the standings. Sevilla’s best player and top goalscorer is Ben Yedder with 17 goals while Sarabia added 13 assists. Wober, Silva, Carrico, Kjaer, Amadou, and Arana are injured while Banega is suspended due to a red card earned in a game against Getafe. Sevilla has been close to the top of LaLiga for years, but they just don’t have player quality and money to compete with Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid in LaLiga. With players like Promes, Rog, Ben Yedder and El Haddadi, Sevilla’s future is bright and coach Joaquin is the right fit for this team and if Sevilla’s management will be to keep their young stars, I see Sevilla being in top 3 next season.

Leganes is amongst worst teams in LaLiga with a record of 10 wins, 12 draws and 13 losses but despite this bad record, Leganes has managed to secure LaLiga status for next season. In their last game against Celta Vigo, Leganes was the worse team with 47% ball possession, only 1 shot on goal and only 74% of correct passes but their defense stepped up and the game ended in a 0-0 draw. En-Nesyri is Leganes’ top goal scorer with 8 goals while Silva added 6 assists. Only injured player for Leganes is Perez who will not be playing in this game. Leganes hasn’t won any of their last 5 games and has won only 3 away games so far. Coach Pellegrino was signed in July of 2018., and even though he is one of the best coaches in the world, there isn’t much he can do if the team doesn’t have enough quality. If Leganes’ management wants to keep Pellegrino on the bench as the head coach, changes to the roster will have to be made and the club owners will need to reach in their pockets to make that happen.

Leganes is just awful on the road while Sevilla’s home record is 11 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses. Sevilla and Leganes have met 13 times so far with Sevilla winning 7 games, Leganes 2, while 4 games ended up in a draw. Sevilla hasn’t lost any of the home games against Leganes. I think that Sevilla is a much better team here and is in a desperate need of a win here to keep their chances in Champions League alive

Pick:
Sevilla -303

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