Sevilla vs. Espanyol
September 25, 2021 12:30 pm EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 +120, Under 2.5 -150
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Sevilla is hosting Espanyol at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in round 7 of the Spanish LaLiga. Sevilla is also one of the undefeated teams in LaLiga so far, and they are now in 4th place with 11 points. Espanyol has won only 1 game, but they are a decent team, and they are outside the relegation zone now.
Sevilla is the best defensive team in the league so far with only 2 conceded goals, and their offense has been decent with 8 scored goals so far. The leading goalscorer for Sevilla is Lamela with 3 goals, but he hasn’t scored a goal in his last 2 games. In their last game against Valencia, Sevilla has really stepped up, and they have had 58% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 1 corner kick, 2 big chances created, and 80% of the correct passes. The first half of this game was exciting, we saw 4 goals, but in the second half game has slowed down. Sevilla has won this match 3-1. Sevilla is also playing in the Champions League next week, and they will be traveling to Wolfsburg, and I think that will be a tough game. I think Sevilla is good enough to compete for the title, but we will see if they can stay consistent for most of the season.
Espanyol has had a sloppy start to the season, but they now haven’t lost any of their last 2 games, and they have won their last game against Alaves. Espanyol was better in that game with 53% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and 81% of the correct passes. With a goal from the penalty spot in the 54th minute, Espanyol has won this match 1-0. Defensively, Espanyol has been solid so far, but their offense must be better because they have scored only 4 goals. De Tomas is the leading goalscorer for Espanyol with 2 goals. It could easily happen that Espanyol gets relegated only 1 season after they got promoted, but I think there are worse teams in LaLiga this season, and I think Espanyol will be fine. It will be a tough season, but I don’t think Espanyol will need a lot of points to secure their spot, and I think they will succeed.
When playing at home, Sevilla hasn’t lost in their last 12 games against Espanyol. Sevilla also hasn’t lost any of their last 12 games overall. We are getting a decent price with the better team here, and that is Sevilla.