Sevilla will have to recover from back-to-back defeats if they’re to avoid being dumped out of the Copa del Rey by Valencia on Wednesday.
Marcelino García Toral’s inconsistent side have lost two in a row for the first time this season, with a weekend league defeat to Rayo Vallecano following up their 1-0 loss to Valencia in the first leg of their round of 16 cup draw.
Brazilian forward Jonas scored the only goal of last week’s Mestalla meeting, an outcome all too familiar with this fixture. Indeed, the last three meetings between these sides have culminated in 1-0 wins for either.
Sevilla may have been on the losing side last time out, but it ended a sequence of four consecutive wins over Los Che, three of which were secured by way of just a one-goal margin.
|Rayo Vallecano win||£56.00||(9/5)|
Such is the domestic dominance of Barcelona and Real Madrid, Spain’s also-rans will be gunning for success in this competition, and Sevilla and Valencia will have rued their luck upon being paired with one another at this early stage.
As far as bwin’s 3Way football betting market for the match is concerned, the Andalucians are the 27/20 favourites to win over 90 minutes, with the draw at 9/4 and Valencia priced at 39/20.
The last three meetings between these sides have culminated in 1-0 wins for either.
Visitors Valencia, who last won the tournament in 2008, rely heavily on 17-goal forward Roberto Soldado and may look to the 26-year-old to seal their progression to the next round.
However, punters should avoid backing the former Real Madrid man to find the net at 7/5 as, amazingly, only one of those strikes have come away from home.
Consistently inconsistent, 2010 Copa del Rey winners Sevilla have won as many as they’ve drawn in the league this term, but stalemates are hard to come by when these sides meet, as they have only drawn five of their 35 encounters.
It would be typical of the hosts to bounce back with a narrow win, but Valencia boss Unai Emery will set out his stall with only progression in mind, and one goal should settle this contest on the night.
Extra-time may be required, but don’t be surprised if the visitors are the only side to get on the scoresheet. Still, you don’t even need to choose a winner, as you can back exactly one goal to be scored (in normal time) with bwin’s tidy price of 7/2.
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