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Sevilla vs. Deportivo Alaves 5/23/21 LaLiga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Sevilla vs. Deportivo Alaves
May 23, 2021 3:00 pm EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 -175, Under 2.5 +137
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Sevilla is hosting Deportivo Alaves at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in round 38 in the Spanish LaLiga.

Sevilla has lost 2 of their last 4 games, and they no longer have a shot at going up in the standings, or down for that matter. Sevilla will end this season in 4th, which is a good result considering the competition they had this season. Sevilla was playing against Villarreal on the road in their last game, and they have had 58% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, 4 big chances created, and a high 91% of the correct passes. Sevilla has had one of the worst games of the season here, and even though they were the dominant team, Sevilla has conceded 4 goals, and they ended up losing this match 4-0. Comparing to the other 3 teams at the top, Sevilla hasn’t scored a lot of goals, 52 in total, but their defense has been decent with 33 conceded goals. En-Nesyri is the leading goalscorer for Sevilla with 18 goals, while Navas added 6 assists. Acuna is suspended because of the yellow cards, Carlos is suspended because of the red card, while Kounde is injured. Overall, I think this was a good season for Sevilla, and for a long time they were the best team in the league, but they lack the depth to be competing for more, at least this season.

Alaves has been in great form lately, and they have lost only 1 of their last 8 games, and they have secured their LaLiga spot for next season. Alaves is also on a 2-game winning streak during which they scored 6 goals while conceding 2 goals. Alaves now has 38 points, and they are in 15th place, and they will stay outside the relegation zone even if they lose. Alaves is not a good team in the attacking end, and they have scored 36 goals, which is an average of less than 1 scored goal per game. Defensively, Alaves hasn’t been the worst in the league, but they weren’t that great with 56 conceded goals. Joselu is the leading goalscorer for Alaves with 11 goals, while Perez added 4 assists. Ely, Cordoba, Lopez, and Burgui are all injured for Alaves at this time. In their last game against Granada at home, Alaves has had 53% of ball possession, 9 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, 4 big chances created, and 79% of the correct passes. Granada is a solid team, but Alaves has had an amazing day, and they have won this match 4-2. Alaves is a solid team, but for most of the season they have been in or around the relegation zone, but luckily for them, Alaves was able to stay focused until the end, and they have secured their LaLiga spot.

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When playing at home, Sevilla has not lost to Alaves in their last 9 games, and the trends are on their side in this matchup. This is the game where neither of the teams needs anything, and we could expect shuffled lineups, but it will be a relaxed game where we will see a lot of chances and goals.

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Goran Kucar's Free Pick:
Over 2.5 -175
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Goran Kucar

I was born and raised in Croatia, and with that, I was raised with soccer all around me. I love playing soccer, watching soccer, and now I love writing and handicapping soccer at PickDawgz and SportsChatPlace.

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