Valencia vs. Sevilla Predictions and Tips

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
15 February 2024, 06:44

In the 25th round of Spanish La Liga, Mestalla will witness one of the Spanish classics between Valencia and Sevilla. However, this season, the teams do not compete with each other for top-5 places, as it was in previous draws of La Liga, going through completely different processes. Valencia still has capabilities to come back into European competitions through the Conference League spot, which is only 3 points away from the team's current 9th place. Sevilla’s season can be called disastrous, since Andalusians are still in potential danger of relegation, with only 6 points gap from the 18th place. The head to head clashes between the two are usually eventful and the first-round match with a late-match winner from Valencia (88th minute, 2-1) was no exception.

Valencia vs. Sevilla Preview 

Valencia Preview

A man’s home is his castle, that is what can be said about Valencia in this season. Los Ches were always good at Mestalla, filled with their fans, but in this season, given the team's inconsistent game, this became almost a rule. Valencia is almost unbeatable on their home ground, with only 6 goals conceded in 11 games, which is the best result in La Liga. In the last 4 matches at Mestalla, Valencia got three wins and had a draw with Barcelona. The credit should also be given to the goalkeeper Giorgi Mamardashvili, one of the best Valencia’s players, who is currently on the radar of many top clubs from Europe. In the away games the situation is completely different, with the last win dated in mid-December. Given the home ground, Los Ches are waiting for Sevilla fully armed and ready to battle.

Sevilla Preview

Sevilla’s nightmare season may come to an end, as Andalusian fans hope, given that the team is unbeatable in the last three matches (2 wins and 1 draw). Moreover, while the draw with Osasuna and win against Rayo were on the background of a fairly weak game, the last-round win against Atletico was truly well-deserved. Sevilla showed resilience and character to win against one of the toughest teams in La Liga. The question is, whether this streak shows that Sevilla is back on track, or was it just a small positive glimpse before another series of failures. Naturally, the team has no hopes of getting into the top-6, but the key goal is to distance themselves from the relegation zone as far as possible.

Betting Tips for Valencia vs. Sevilla

Valencia - Draw No Bet

Even considering Sevilla’s late three-matches unbeaten streak, this does not mean that the team is back on track and has the capacity to continue this run. Valencia is among the best teams in La Liga when it comes to home matches, and its defensive lines are too solid for Sevilla's current form. Moreover, Sevilla, even despite a win against Rayo in its last away match, is still one of the worst away teams in the league (9 points in 11 games). There are too many factors that are against the Andalusian team and Unibet gives 1.61 for this Valencia vs. Sevilla tip.

Total Under 2.5 Goals

In this clash, there are all reasons to believe that both teams will be as pragmatic as possible. Sevilla is struggling for every point and it makes sense for Quique Sanchez Flores’s team to end with 0-0 rather than lose 3-2. Valencia’s defence at Mestalla is well-deserved but the attacking possibilities of Los Ches are questionable, having scored only 15 goals in 11 home games this season. Unibet gives 1.73 for this Valencia vs. Sevilla prediction.

Red Card - Yes

Matches between these two are usually heated and eventful no matter at what state of mind and play are the teams. In the last four consecutive matches there was a red card shown, and the fans saw plenty of cancelled goals and VAR-decided or cancelled penalties. Given that Valencia desperately needs points to reach the Conference League, while Sevilla is overly frustrated about the ongoing season, it is reasonable to expect another tensioned match. Given the Valencia vs. Sevilla odds by Unibet, this outcome is estimated as 3.65. 

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