Sevilla 16-3-7, Elche CF 5-6-12
3/17/21 2 pm
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Sevilla is welcoming Elche CF to Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in the postponed game of round 2 in the Spanish LaLiga.
After 4 games without a win, and after getting knocked out of the Champions League and Copa del Rey, Sevilla is finally back on the winning track, and it was hard. Sevilla was hosting Betis last weekend, and they have had 52% of ball possession in that game, 3 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and 84% of the correct passes. Sevilla got ahead in the 27th minute, and the result hasn’t changed after, but we saw a lot of fouls, a ton of yellow cards, and very little of good soccer. With this win, Sevilla has stayed in 4th place in the standings, which is the last place that leads into the Champions League. Sevilla has 51 points, 36 scored goals, and only 20 conceded goals so far this season. En-Nesyri has now scored 14 goals for Sevilla, while El Haddadi, De Jong, and Ocampos added 4 goals each. Navas and Jordan added 5 assists each. Vidal is the only injured player, while Fernando is still questionable for this match. Playing in only one competition for the rest of the season should be good for Sevilla, and I think they will be able to keep 4th place, and possibly even jump to third.
Elche is one of the weakest teams in LaLiga this season, but they are still outside the relegation zone, but only because there are weaker teams than them. Elche is in 17th place with 24 points, only 24 scored goals, and 39 conceded goals so far this season. Elche has had a couple of wins lately, but they ended up losing their game against Real Madrid last week. Elche has had only 35% of ball possession in this game, 2 shots on goal, 1 corner kick, 2 big chances created, and 75% of the correct passes. Elche got ahead in the 61st minute with a nice goal, but with two goals from Benzema, Real Madrid has turned the game around, and Elche ended up losing this match 2-1. Boye has scored 5 goals for Elche so far this season, while Fidel and Josan have each added 4 goals. Fidel, Barragan, and Morente have each added 3 assists. Rigoni and Barragan are both still questionable for this game. Elche is only 1 point above the relegation zone, but luckily for them, every team beneath them is in far worse shape than they are, and for that reason, Elche just might pull a miracle this season.
When playing at home, Sevilla has not lost to Elche in their last 4 games, while Elche hasn’t won any of their last 7 games on the road. Sevilla is the better team here, and they are the favorite in this match. By winning their last game, Sevilla has recovered a bit, but now it’s the time to keep winning, and I think they will.